Remembrances
2017
The Fire Tower
A story about a chance meeting atop a fire tower in
North Georgia with a man that had stories to tell.
2017
The Egyptian Farmer or How Does
Growing Corn in Ancient Egypt Relate to
the Modern Business World
A story about keeping job tasks simple and not over
complicating them.
2016
Walking With Patriots
A story about a recent visit to the Kings Mountain
National Military Park in South Carolina.
2016
Stove Pipes, Bullet Holes, and
Bare Feet
A recollection of encounters with several snakes over
a period of time.
2016
Going to Virginia City on a Mission From
God -- Be Back by 5
A story about a spur of the moment one day round
trip I and a fellow IBMer took in 1997 from San
Jose, California to Virginia City, Nevada and back.
2016
Sumter -- A Haunting Visit
Recapturing the highlights of a very special and
haunting recent visit to my home town of Sumter, SC.
2016
Wateree Passage -- Mystical Encounter
A story about a mysterious event that I witnessed
while hiking the Wateree Passage section of the
Palmetto Trail in South Carolina.
2016
Mike's Snow Village Closed for the Season
A whimsical story of flying over and then riding all
through my Snow Village display that is set up each
Christmas.
2016
Poinsett -- Beautiful, Enchanted &
Mysterious
A collection of stories and memories about one of the
most beautiful and mystical places (State Park) in
South Carolina.
2016
Whispers Along the Way
A story about spirits that dwell in abandoned houses
along our highways.
2016
Church Street Memories - Part 1
Church Street Memories - Part 2
Church Street Memories - Part 3
Memories from my childhood growing up on Church
Street in Sumter, SC.
2016
What Difference Does 6 Feet Make?
A routine patrol on my submarine in 1966 that went
terribly wrong.
2016
Going to Rome on a Mission From God --
Be Back on Sunday!
3 fun-filled days visiting Rome after my submarine
called on Naples, Italy in 1966. Four of us rented a
guide with his own car to show us Roma!
2014
Art Imitating Life -- or Something
Like That
Eye-opening observation made on one of my walks
through a local park.
2013
Reflections on The Past
A few thoughts about what dangers our country faces
from within.
2013
One Foot in the Grave
Major onboard catastrophe averted on my submarine
in 1966.
2012
Bang, Bang, You're Dead!
How my sub dealt with a "disagreement of tactical
results" with the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in
the summer of 1965.
2010
It's All Relative
Interesting observations while hanging out at a local
car wash.
2010
Going Home
Childhood memories revisited while attending 50th
High School Reunion.
2002
The Measure of a Friend
Honoring the memory of a great friend.
1990
Edisto Memories
Memories of family & friends vacationing at Edisto
Beach, SC.
Great Cruises
2011
Spring Break 2011
Nine great days cruising the Caribbean with our 16
year old grandson.
2010
2009 Holiday Cruise
Celebrating New Years Eve on the Oasis of The Seas.
2009
Caribbean Collection Cruise
14-Days sampling the Caribbean from Aruba to
Grand Turk.
2008
The Panama Canal Cruise
11-Night cruise to see The Panama Canal.
2007
Fantastic Voyage of the Caribbean
Cruising the Caribbean with the WHOLE family!
1993
Three Sister's Vacation
The "Johnson girls" on a cruise ship.
Travel Adventures
2011
Honky Tonkin' in Destin
Eight days in Destin, Florida filled with fun,
laughter, and good food.
2011
Time Travel
A beginner's guide to hassle free adventures.
2007
England with Friends
Nine fantastic days visiting friends who live in
Basingstoke, England.
2002
Journey to Ground Zero
Visiting New York City to see in person the aftermath
of 9/11 attack.
1987
Westward Ho!
Crazy, fun free log of wild car trip out west.
Hiking Trips
2017
Not Alone
Strange encounter on a hiking trip in the Big Frog
Wilderness Area in eastern Tennessee.  
2014
In The Blink of an Eye
One day hike with friend to Rocktown, GA that ended
in disaster.
2011
Dangerous Journey
Unbelievable danger encountered on a lonely hike.
1994
One Thin Rope
Hike and then rescue efforts in a raging river in
North Georgia.
1994
Miles High and Climbing - Part 1
Miles High and Climbing - Part 2
Week-long wilderness hike in Colorado mountains with
my son.
Fiction by Mike
2017
The Briefcase
A story about a mysterious briefcase arriving in
Atlanta.
1990
The Edisto Enigma
Lowcountry South Carolina mystery and intrigue.
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