Michael’s Blog

Shown are some of my most recent articles and blog postings.

Brenda Robinson

Nov. 7, 1949-March 12, 2022 MORGANFIELD, Ky. — In Cat Alley, when the flood waters recede and the sun comes again, a bouquet of daisies and lilies erupt from the black soil – fertile ground tended by the river bottom farmers and their families. It was in that dark dirt where Brenda Diane Babbs Robinson … Continue reading “Brenda Robinson”

Healer of bodies, minds and souls

John Glenn Creel is a family doctor that runs his own practice, Walterboro Adult & Pediatric Medicine, and is chief of the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of SC and pastor of his own church, Little Rock Holiness Church.
“I try to use my time wisely. When I’m sitting, I just can’t sit.”

Sharing the story

Read of one woman’s push to chart a path for those wishing to discover their heritage in South Carolina.

The Call of the Crow

What do you see when presented with Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield With Crows”? I thought of a man’s impending death.

My love of grass

Fat Tuesday has me hungry for fine fescue Most just shake their head and walk away. “No, no, no.”In fact, they are so adverse they’ll suddenly stop and turn, telling me their disdain is so great “I pay $50 every two weeks just so I don’t have to do it.” They cannot comprehend my love … Continue reading “My love of grass”

Fred M. Hite (1943-2016)

MORGANFIELD, Ky. – In a life that took him from the streets of Uniontown, Ky., to the jungles of Vietnam to towering construction projects along the Ohio River, and retirement days spent on the golf courses across the Southeastern United States, Fred Hite was as solid a man as the massive power plants he helped … Continue reading “Fred M. Hite (1943-2016)”

Share your life story

Let me help you tell the story of your loved one. Their greatest accomplishments, loves and the legacy they leave behind.

The gift of the glove

What’s the promise of a new baseball glove bring? Characters from my work in progress “River Bottom” are unveiled in this latest writing exercise.

Flight of the hummingbirds

Hummingbirds travel great distances twice a year between the United States and Canada south to Mexico and other Central and South American locales.
One of their rest stops is a botanical garden in North Carolina.


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