One important way Michael Jackson impacted my life that had nothing to do with music

In 1982, I was attending junior high in West Virginia. Despite being small and rural, our school was not immune from the Thriller mania gripping the nation.

I was one of the first kids who figured out how to moonwalk.

Other, bigger kids wanted to learn. I taught them and in return they did not beat me up.

R.I.P. King of Pop!

July 1, 2009