Michael’s Musings

Earth Day is coming this Monday, an annual event that occurs on April 22 of each year and has been occurring every year since 1970. This year’s theme is “Planet vs. Plastics.” I admit that I slightly cringed when I first read the title of this year’s theme. Plastic is a tough one, because it’s...
Summer is fast approaching, and school will be out soon. If you have young, or elementary aged children, it can be a challenge to keep those kiddos busy during the unstructured summer months when they are out of the classroom. Maybe you’re a grandparent who helps watch the grandkids while mom and...
April is stress awareness month. There’s a day and month for everything it seems, but stress is something we all experience. The goal of stress awareness month is to draw attention to the negative impacts that stress can have on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. According to the...
Spring is a time of renewal. It has a different feel than the change into a new year on January 1, which offers the turning of the calendar and the many resolutions we may or may not follow through on. Change of season has a lot to do with why it feels different. When spring rolls around, we...
Madness has descended upon us, kicking off a three week stretch of wall-to-wall basketball. Both the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments are sure to thrill fans with buzzer beaters and high drama this year. The college basketball postseason has an energy that’s unmatched in other...
Why is it so hard to meditate? You just sit and do nothing. It can’t be that difficult, can it? Well, if you’ve ever tried to truly sit and do nothing, you’ll find that it’s extremely difficult. In less than a second, your mind begins to chatter. It searches relentlessly for something to occupy it...
You never know what life will throw at you. There have been a fair number of times over the years where I’ve found myself in a situation that I never saw coming and thought, how did I end up here, at this very moment? I can recall one such occasion. It was a cold Friday night in May. The weather...
Mud season came early this year. No, I’m not referring to the political metaphor of ‘mudslinging’ that comes with an election year. I’m referring to the good old-fashioned dirt and water created by warming temperatures and melting snow. If you have kids, grandkids, dogs, or outdoor animals, you...
After a little time to process the many stories and headlines from Super Bowl weekend, one stood out the most, the cost. There’s no getting around it, the entertainment capital of the world is not a cheap city, having made the trip a few times during March Madness, I can attest. Bring in an event...
Humankind was meant to create. The creative spirit resides in all of us. For some, it might be hidden, and for others it’s on full display. We create every day of our lives, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear, down to how we style our hair. The act of pulling an outfit from the closet and...

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