Michael Robinson

Profile Updated: July 9, 2021
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson

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Michael Robinson

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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  
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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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Jul 30, 2021 at 8:31 AM

Happy Birthday, Ron. I want to say how much I appreciate your kind and gentle disposition. You're a great guy. Here's to many more good years. Michael

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Jul 22, 2021 at 8:03 AM

Some guy are bad guys, and some guys are good guys. You's a good guy.

I hope your birthday gives you a great feeling over your highly-respectable life and accomplishments. Have an extra happy one, Craig. Michael

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Posted on: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:51 AM

a few weeks before I broke four ribs, had multiple internal injuries, and almost died...I've been dirt-biking since 1969 and the 2020 injuries were my first. (It was a great way to celebrate the final departure of my long-COVID symptoms....
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Posted on: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:50 AM

An evening in Taos, NM, 2020...of course, the sky is just a painting...
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Jul 09, 2021 at 8:42 AM
The Wasatch Back is a beautiful place for a Sunday drive...we generally do it every year, when things start greening-up and the high country snow is still deep...If you haven't done the drive from Pineview, past Snow Basin, over to Mountain Green and Morgan, give yourself a treat next spring!
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Posted on: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:40 AM

If you haven't ever visited Valley of Fire State Park--between St. George and Las Vegas, you should. It is spectacular.
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Jul 09, 2021 at 8:38 AM
Great tiger trout at Forsyth Reservoir, near Loa, UT
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Jul 09, 2021 at 8:36 AM
My youngest, with me in Puerto Rico eons ago....
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Jul 09, 2021 at 8:32 AM
...had this airplane for many years. It was a full Swearingen conversion of a Beechcraft C-50...seven seats that carried our family to places as far away as Mexico City, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and AK. While it was owned and written-off by my business, it provided many great memories for my growing family. Ah, yes, those were the days....
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Jul 09, 2021 at 8:29 AM
2021 Family reunion at the lake house. We were missing two of the kids and some of the grandkids, but it was a great time. Water--lots of it, food, music, friendship, and lots of love. Families are the best!
Jul 09, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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Jul 04, 2021 at 9:08 AM
Jul 04, 2021 at 9:07 AM

Ah, yes. Happy birthday once again!

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May 26, 2021 at 7:48 PM

Happy Birthday, Bill. Nice to see you're alive and kicking!

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May 22, 2021 at 8:46 AM

It's been a good 12 years or more since I visited with Larry on a legal matter. He was a capable, caring, class-act, and he will be missed. RIP

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May 18, 2021 at 9:12 AM

Oh, no--not another! Ah, but the other choice--to stop having birthdays--is not a good alternative! So, here's wishing you a happy birthday and many, many more. Michael

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Apr 03, 2021 at 10:33 AM

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

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Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:53 AM
a few weeks before I broke four ribs, had multiple internal injuries, and almost died...I've been dirt-biking since 1969 and the 2020 injuries were my first. (It was a great way to celebrate the final departure of my long-COVID symptoms....
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:50 AM
An evening in Taos, NM, 2020...of course, the sky is just a painting...
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:45 AM
The Wasatch Back is a beautiful place for a Sunday drive...we generally do it every year, when things start greening-up and the high country snow is still deep...If you haven't done the drive from Pineview, past Snow Basin, over to Mountain Green and Morgan, give yourself a treat next spring!
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:42 AM
If you haven't ever visited Valley of Fire State Park--between St. George and Las Vegas, you should. It is spectacular.
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:40 AM
Great tiger trout at Forsyth Reservoir, near Loa, UT
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:36 AM
My youngest, with me in Puerto Rico eons ago....
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:34 AM
...had this airplane for many years. It was a full Swearingen conversion of a Beechcraft C-50...seven seats that carried our family to places as far away as Mexico City, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and AK. While it was owned and written-off by my business, it provided many great memories for my growing family. Ah, yes, those were the days....
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 at 8:31 AM
2021 Family reunion at the lake house. We were missing two of the kids and some of the grandkids, but it was a great time. Water--lots of it, food, music, friendship, and lots of love. Families are the best!
Posted: Mar 28, 2020 at 11:36 AM
Posted: Mar 28, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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!