Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson


Michael Robinson


Michael Robinson


Yes! Attending Reunion
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  

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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Posted on: Apr 03, 2021 at 10:32 AM

Happy Birthday, Richard. Like you, music has been a passion in my life, and will always be. Sounds like you're doing OK, and I hope you have many more birthdays to celebrate. Michael

Jan 05, 2021 at 12:32 PM

Well folks, if you're feeling a bit bored during the pandemic, I have a cool idea for you. For the past forty years, we've been spending 1-2 weeks, each winter, in Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, or Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific coast. We love our winter respites, but I have never learned to speak the language properly. While I had acquired a vocabulary of hundreds of words, I really didn't have a clue how to conjugate the verbs and change the tenses.

This winter, feeling shut in and isolated, we didn't do our annual Mexico trip, but I found an online school that offers one-on-one Spanish lessons. Believe me, it is a great way to revive a stagnating mind, so I'd like to share the link with you. blinkspanish.com. I've been taking lessons three times a week from two lovely profesoras and study an extra hour or two every day. They have various specials on packages of up to 50 hours of instruction. (I bought that one)

I am no longer bored, and, next time I'm in Mexico, I will actually be able to communicate with some skill. I highly recommend using Blink. It's a great experience. You're welcome to talk with me about it.

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Jan 02, 2021 at 7:26 PM

...hope it's a good one, Ron. and a happy new year to you...

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Posted on: Dec 04, 2020 at 9:03 AM

Hi, Jill. I just spent a minute looking at the details on your kids and their families. It seems that you have a lovely passel of kids there, each with a good life of his/her own, and that's the best birthday present anyone can have. (Since you're so blessed in the area of kids, I won't be sending you a gift!) I do hope you'll have a very happy birthday. You are one of the "good guys!" Michael

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Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 at 10:17 AM

If you are feeling a bit of cabin fever, I have found a way to make life more interesting. If you've ever had a hankering for learning Spanish, now's the time. There's a great Spanish Immersion school in Medellin, Colombia, SA that provides instruction, both on an online individual basis or in a group. I have now taken my 6th lesson, and I am definitely learning. The school has a special right now--for 50 hours of instruction. Learning is fun and challenging, and this is a perfect time to learn a very useful language. Here's the link: https://blinkspanish.com/ Enjoy!

Nov 01, 2020 at 8:23 AM

Happy birthday, Craig

Oct 16, 2020 at 9:08 AM

With five great children, I am a truly fortunate man....

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Kent, I'm going to say it now--Happy Birthday--so I don't have to apologize for a belated birthday wish. Considering the world health crisis, and the first year I've ever had to count as a total "throw-away, we are lucky to be among the living. I do hope it's been a good year for your and yours, and that your seventy-fifth year will be one of joy. Michael

Sep 22, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Have a happy birthday, Rich. (I know that isn't very original!) Michael

Sep 04, 2020 at 6:05 AM

Looks like you were one of the "babies" of our class. Glad you made it in under the wire....Happy Birthday, Steve

Sep 01, 2020 at 7:48 AM

If I wait until September 8th, I'll probably forget. I hope you have a very happy birthday. I very much appreciated our sweet friendship in high school, and hope you'll have a wonderful year. (I know--it hasn't started out very good for anyone, but we'll cross our fingers and hope "this too will pass.") Michael

Sep 01, 2020 at 7:39 AM

I know it's a few days early, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn...one of my favorite classmates!

Jul 30, 2020 at 6:48 AM

Ron, have a happy birthday.

Jul 27, 2020 at 8:20 AM

OK, I'm going to be real creative here and say it in my own unique way.....
Happy Birthday, Hope!

Jul 21, 2020 at 7:24 AM

Craig, I hope this year will be a wonderful one for you and yours. When I look back at EHS years, you were definitely one of the good guys. Happy birthday, a few days early. Michael

Jul 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Wow! That's a great list of credits. Good for you!

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Hi, Doug...Hopefully, your birthday allows you to reminisce and enjoy the productive and successful life you've lived--instead of focusing on the current health and economic woes. Oh, we will never forget this crazy year! Best, Michael

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With all my "kiddies"...one of the rare times we're all together...left to right: Michael, Jr., Emily, Daddy Michael, Tracey, Tanya, and Christian. Can't believe I have a 51-year-old (Tanya)...I know, you've heard it before: How time flies!
Posted: Mar 28, 2020 at 10:38 AM
If I make it through the Coronavirus, here's how I may look at age 90. The aging app is so much fun!
Posted: Mar 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM
March 18, 2020 will always be remembered...Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, Salt Lake recorded an earthquake of 5.7 magnitute, but nothing shook us more than the death of our sweet dog Stroma, who passed away at 101.5 dog years of age. We are struggling with her departure. Condolences to all of you who have lost a much-loved friend.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 1:35 PM
Valparaiso, Chile
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM
lovely scene in the southern Andes
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM
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!