Michael Robinson

Profile Updated: July 7, 2019
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson

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Residing In Riverton, UT USA
Spouse/Partner Carol
Homepage www.broncojockeybooks.com
Occupation entrepreneur/writer/novelist/poet/performer. Currently has three books available on Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Kindle. "Failure of Fish," "Yes, Ma'am, Just Call Me Slim," and "Four Corners, One Square."
Children Tanya Wadley, born 1969. She and her husband Eric have four children. Tanya has been successful with More…her own internet based business.
Tracey Parks, born 1970 She and her husband Kevin have five children. Tracey ran her own children's dance school in N. Carolina and has taught Spanish and history at Rogue Community College in Medford, Oregon.
Michael Robinson, Jr., born 1971. He and his wife Rachel have three boys. Michael is an entrepreneur and has been highly successful in real estate and his current solar energy company.
Emily Junium, born 1975. She and her husband Warren III have two girls. Emily was a manager for Quest before having children, and Warren is a vice president of Western Governors University.
Christian Robinson, born 1979, has neither a wife nor any known children. He is a seasoned, successful film maker in the L.A area and has produced and directed a variety of films for satellite and cable stations. As of 2016, he moved to Colombia, South America, opened a Spanish immersion school, two restaurants, and two laundromats. He is doing well and says he doesn't miss LA one iota!
Military Service Army, First Lieutenant, Infantry  
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I've been extremely fortunate. All my children have been very successful and totally self-sufficient. Even better, I both love and like them all. None are the same, each has a very distinctively different personality, and each has a different set of talents and interests. I can also view my grandchildren, all 15 of them, with enthusiasm. They are gifted achievers without exception, and it's fun to see, in them, glimpses of myself at an earlier age.

School Story

My father died in the fall of '63, so my early days at East were clouded by a pervasive sadness over that loss. I think I attempted to bury the pain in my extra-curricular and social activities, something which did, in fact, help to buoy my spirits. I don't believe I ever missed a game and I'm sure I was one of East's loudest cheerers. Despite my gregarious nature, I never really fit into any of the well-defined cliques, but there was probably no classmate I didn't greet with a smile and a "hello."
When I look at the pictures of my classmates, I realize that I only knew a few of them well. It is not the details of each person that are at the forefront of my memory. Instead, it is the sense of just whom was a kind and gentle human being, and there were more than a few. Similarly, it is the feelings about each teacher, rather than the details, that persist through time. I remember those who possessed a rare warmth and humanity, and particularly Mr. Sperry, from whom I took Physiology.
Yet there is one teacher who stands out above them all. Perhaps it is because music is in a different realm than other high school subjects. I found myself filled with a sense of joy every time I attended Boy's Glee and Junior Choir, and I was thrilled to be chosen for the 1965 A'Capella, though my detour to New Jersey deprived me of that experience. Miss Lorraine Bowman didn't just inspire me. Music was an essential that was very much at the core of our school. I believe Miss Bowman left her mark on the hearts of everyone at East, and I will always remember her as an ambassador of inspiration and love.
After high school I started at the UofU, but my education was interrupted by a stint in the Army. I was commissioned a second lieutenant in March, 1967, served as a training officer and XO at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, and was Asst. Public Information Officer for Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver.
I received both my undergraduate and graduate education in journalism at the U, was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, the honorary journalism society, worked as a news broadcaster and advertising copywriter, and later started my own medical devices company, Cardiomed, Inc., from which I retired, at age 50 in 1997. Among my official responsibilities at Cardiomed, Inc., was "company pilot"--logging over 5,000 hours in a variety of aircraft and flying to destinations as far away as Nova Scotia. I received Learjet "D" series training after my retirement, and both ferried and sold aircraft for ProAir Services.
I was married young, put a total of eight children through college and braces, and spent about ten years traveling to a total of 68 countries. My travels have given me an appreciation of both the simplicity and complexity of our world, and of both the value and insignificance of each individual.
As a "retiree" I started a second career in writing, winning top honors four years in the National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo, and performing both my music and poetry in as many as 282 shows per year. I was chosen seven times for the Utah Arts Council's "Utah Performing Arts Tour," and have played to audiences as far away as Calgary, Alberta. I have created about 500 songs and poems, short stories, and two works of historical fiction. The first of them, "Carnivorous Sheep", is now available on Kindle, IBook, and other electronic formats. The second novel, "The Darling of Deseret Wells," will be released later this year. I also have a book of poetry that will be published in late 2016.
Though I graduated from high school in New Jersey, I have a special place in my heart for EHS. It's my school.

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Have a happy birthday, Molly. Incidentally, my mother was born exactly 27 years before you...7/11/20...seems that's a good day for nice people to be born.

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all the best birthday wishes for you, Mari Lin, and, of course, at least 28 more happy returns of the day.

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I realize, Harold, that it's not your birthday yet, but if I don't send this wish now, I will totally forget. Drove through our old neighborhood...as you know the old Wasatch Ward was razed. It's very strange to see Emerson Ave. without the church. I hope you're enjoying your "golden" years. Michael

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Happy birthday, Jane...you actually share a birthday with my kid brother...I hope your life is full of family and love. Enjoy this special day! Michael

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Have a happy 59th. I remember you fondly--one of a handful of really sweet, genuine classmates. Michael

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Happy Birthday, Lynne...I still remember the times we walked home from Clayton...hope you're enjoying your now-golden years! Michael

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Ron, Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the humor you send along to brighten our days. Here's to a long and rewarding life. Skol!

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Larry, I just saw the notification on your birthday. But if I wait for the exact day, I may miss it entirely. Thus, an early BDay wish instead of a likely-belated one: Happy Birthday, Larry, and many, many more. Hope you and yours are all doing well. Michael

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Nostalgic....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6ll7YES6dc&fbclid=IwAR3rGNz2RUPeXw3BI5SUZT1ngVNZyfzXVZ5ikKHEPfpQZelZX-ZP7-Z-GOg

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It’s been almost 59 years since I moved to Utah. Some of the friends I made at Clayton JHS and East are still friends today. It’s great to reminisce with them about the good ol’ days--things that were great fun, and a few we should have never done. The smiles, laughs, and sometimes heartaches will always be there in my memory. And so, I’d like to wish you all the joy of the season.
Though self-review is an essential of every conscientious human being, the passing of the old year is a convenient and useful “highway” marker for both introspection and resolve.
Of course, I can’t speak for anyone else, but New Year’s is an opportunity to grade myself on the perpetual quest to become a better person. It seems that aging provides a little kindly, extra boost; the curse of hormones and the need to claw our way to success no longer dictate the reason for our existence, and there’s a nagging reminder, in each glance toward the mirror, that age, improvement, and refinement are all part of growing older.
That said, I hope to make 2019 the best year in my life—maybe not the most exciting or financially rewarding, but by being the best person I’m able to be. It’s been a long journey from an attached umbilical cord to where we all are today—long enough that we’ve learned a few things, especially about ourselves, along the way.
I wish the best to all of you for another year of improving our worth as human beings.

Michael

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Valparaiso, Chile
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lovely scene in the southern Andes
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One of many glaciers in Patagonia
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 1:39 PM
Getting lots of sun and enjoying my fifth trip to South America. I have been to all major regions of the world, except Antarctica, and I don't think there's a more beautiful place in the world than the southern tip of the continent. I highly recommend this for everyone's bucket list.
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 1:43 PM
A fabulous mountain and glacier...scenes like this are everywhere in this land of water, ice, and fire. This shot was taken on one of the Chilean Fiords. And the hair on my face--just evidence that mutations are for real, and that our bodies will adapt to the colder temperatures!
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 1:46 PM
The Osorno Volcano is one of many in the Lake Region of Chile.There's a chair lift at a ski resort that can take you close to the glacier that crowns it, but I hiked it instead. Last time I toured the area by car, but this time we went most places by air.
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The Perito Moreno Glacier, near El Calafate, Argentina, is thought to be the only actively growing glacier in the world. While the others are slowly retreating, this one does an impressive job for tourists--the calving of icebergs is quite regular during the warmer seasons, and there's a pretty good chance of hearing the thundering cracking as the spires fall into the water.
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