Michael's Lessons Learned from Living

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Memorial Day a Day of Sacrifice

One of the most honorable events of our lives is when people of ultimate conviction. Decide to come together to fight if necessary to right a wrong of unmitigated proportion. In laymen's terms. When the strong attack those who cannot protect themselves for no other reason than they can. We tend to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Grown Up Make Believe

When we were children, make-believe was an everyday game. Pretending that we were race car drivers while playing with our toy cars. Or an astronaut, when playing with our spaceship. Sometimes we would pretend to be a soldier or a fireman or a professional athlete. Or anyone we could imagine. Why do... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Just One More Day

When we sometimes face a long difficult, enduring task. We might find ourselves. Mumbling, will I ever see the end to this task? There is a well-traveled riddle. That you have more than likely heard. How do you eat an elephant? The answer is one bite at a time. In your past, you have faced an issue... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Where have all the heroes gone?

There seems to be a shortage of heroes. Well, that's what we've been told. You see no one wants to be a hero. Real heroes don't pass out business cards. Or advertise their heroism on billboards. But They can be found in every neighborhood. The pandemic has uncovered a multitude of heroes. Our... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 18, 2020

When do we stop ?

I find myself close to retirement. You see I drank the Koolaid. When you get to a certain age they tell us its time for you to retire. Now as I get close to that age. Questions as to when that time should be are not so clear in my mind. Dreams of retirement have tantalizingly crossed my mind.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Cranberry Bounce

The Cranberry Bounce is a method that Cranberry farmers use to determine the quality of the berry. When John “Peg-Leg” Webb poured a load of cranberries down his storage-loft stairs (his wooden leg made it impossible to carry them), he noticed that only the firmest and the finest made it to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We All Make Mistakes

If you have never made any mistakes in life. I would really like to meet you. You are the first person in recorded history to do so. Even people of faith realize that they make mistakes. How is it possible for anyone not to make mistakes. One of the key things that make us human is the fact that we... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

To Be or Not to Be Cocky

My grandson celebrated his 15 birthday on Mother's Day Sunday. 4 years ago he was part of his elementary school's robotic team. His team came in first place in the county. To come in first place in anything in life is a big deal. At the tender age of 11 years old, he had already achieved something... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The C Word

Many of us have not realized the benefits of the C-word. Our fear of totally giving all that we have to a person, to an idea, to a country, to life. When you see those who have given there all secretly we either admire them or we believe that they have totally lost touch with reality. What is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 11, 2020

The Average Person

Have you ever really thought about the meaning of average. The word average is nothing more than a calculation based on statistics. I was thinking just the other day. Who came up with the word average. You see it is a stereotype used by everyone. Like so many other words we use it because everyone... Sign in to see full entry.

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