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   My name is Michael Jordan but I'm not that Mike. I was born in Bakersfield, California and raised just outside of Shafter, Calif. in a place called Smith Corner. My father left before I can remember and my mother drown before my eyes at the age of 4 so my Grandparents raised me with the help of my Uncle Joe.
   By the time I started High School I was hooked on drugs and they pretty much consumed my life until the age of 41. It was at that age during one of my many trips to Prison that I broke down and prayed to the God I had been so angry at since my Mothers death. When I had finished my prayer I got up and penned my first poem. My life would never be the same.
   I now live in a small Northern California town called Willows with my Wife Antoinette and our Daughter Michaela. By the grace of God I have 5 years clean and sober and I no longer Cook Meth to support myself. During the last 5 years I have devoted myself to try and warn others of the pains involved with the life I once lived. i curently have 4 books published and number 5 should be released soon, These books are

The Heart of an Addict
The Soul of Desire
The Other Side of Reality
In His Name - By His Grace
Untwisted - Pure Poetry - To soon be released

These books are available on LuLu.Com - Amazon & Barns & Noble. I should add that I use the proceeds from these books to place them in juvinile halls, jails, re-habs etc.
   This site is like a second home to me & its members are like my extended family, thank You and God Bless, MJ

Harder than I thought it would be

Blog Posted:8/27/2009 9:42:00 PM
<div align="justify">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; At the end of my first week of school all I can say is WOW! Monday I had my "College and Life Skills class from 8 - 10:20 am, My Algebra Class from 10:30 - 12:00 noon - These two Classes are in Orland which is about 25 min. from my house then I drive to the Main Campus which is about 1hr,from Orland to my English Comp. class which last from 3-5pm. Tuesday I started my homework which took me from 8am until about 6pm to complete.&nbsp; Wednesday I have the same Class schedule as Monday which resulted in the same amount of homework today. Then tonight which is Thursday I have my keyboard class which last from 6-9pm and I have about 6hrs of homework to do tomorrow.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Needless to say I'm exhausted but rather&nbsp; proud of how things are going so far.&nbsp; My schedule is 14 units which is two units above full time which is rather hard but I seem to be doing ok. I miss all of you an awful lot and plan to spend the weekend catching up with everyone. It feels so strange to be back out in the world again I'm so used to being alone that I find myself wanting to withdraw back into my comfort zone. I want to thank you all for your encouragement it does mean the world me. <br>&nbsp;&nbsp; For those of you who know Cile Beer her and I have become as close as I reckon two people can be. I just talked with her on the phone yesterday and she is in her home and getting her computer back up and will be returning to us soon. I sure have come to love my Mother Beer she is such a dear soul. Just as soon as I get my yard work and homework done tomorrow I'll be burning then comments up. God Bless you all, MJ<br></div>
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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 3:37:00 PM
    Dear Student: You have started a wonderful journey, difficult yes, but the rewards are huge for you and your family. Get plenty of sleep and eat well..This is your mother speaking.! Smile...BG

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 2:39:00 PM
    Hi Michael. Just wondering. Do you have a major in mind? Just curious. You are a great example for your little girl - to see Daddy go back to school. Keep up the good work. Love, Iolanda

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 11:16:00 AM
    Thank you Michael, for showing me how you follow God's plans for you, inspires me to pay more attention! your presence radiates out...great work at school! and thanks for your support...james marshall goff

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 9:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your return to school. Hope you do better than I did. After 2-1/2 years I had to leave because I couldn't cope with Biology and Intermediate Algebra in the same term and so I lost my financial aid ... groan ... good luck, Michael and Easy Does It!

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 8:28:00 AM
    Go..go..go!!! Are you taking 14 Credits?? Wow! You're going to be busy, My friend! I'm so proud of you, you are a winner, Michael! God bless you...Ruben.

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 8:00:00 AM
    Dear Michael, You are an inspiration to all. Just look at how far you have come . I can only imagine how far you will go. Love you my friend. Say hello to Cile for me. I look forward to her return. yf4l lainie

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 7:44:00 AM
    That is wonderful, Michael....that you are striving to make a better life. Learning is the way to go....hooray for you!! You should be proud of yourself, this is such a positive new beginning for you. Hard work will pay off and sounds like you are putting your heart in your studies...You will do well with that attitude!! Good luck and God Bless! love, Carrie

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 5:50:00 AM
    I am so proud of you Michael and you should be proud of yourself as well. You can do it yes you can I have faith in you. Love and blessings to you and yours always,Carol

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 5:26:00 AM
    dont they have any schools closer mike by time your done with that driving you'll burn up like 6000 in gas yikes to bad they were not all on line classes then your right next to tv and fridge drive forward my friend and hope to see ya soon hugs to you and family little jenny turned 12 on the 25th today is her party and after 4 yrs I finally got invited ya

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  1. Date: 8/28/2009 12:09:00 AM
    As you know, nothing worth having will ever come easily....with the exception of God's grace and forgiveness. You will accomplish your goals, for you have many people behind you who believe in you. We're all extremely proud of your determination and know that you will be blessed in your efforts. Hugs, Donna

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