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Sailing in the right direction

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I was fortunate enough to be able to take my Son and Son-in-law to dinner and a ballgame yesterday. I think I’m going to start making that an annual tradition. Hopefully one of many I’d like to start and keep going for many years so they are inclined to continue it themselves. It’s never to late to always work on being a better parent.

A sail in time. Oh its a stitch in time. Well what ever makes it work. Photo by Mike Hartley

A sail in time. Oh is it a stitch in time. Well what ever makes it work.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Our children keep me/us going. I think of their spouses as members of our family. I hope they get to share a long life filled with the love I’ve had bestowed upon me. I hope they are blessed with good health and a family of their own. And that is all one can hope for. But in between my family and friends teach me and continue to remind me the important thing is to make the best of each day, week, month and year.

Great seats. Photo by Mike Hartley

Great seats.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Make as many memories as you can.

You could hear those O's bats last night. Photo by Mike Hartley

You could hear those O’s bats last night.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And that is done by keeping in touch and planning things. So here is to improving my planning skills. From someone who isn’t the best of that in my personal life. Guess I’ll have to try to transfer some of the work skills over to the other side.

Play ball. Photo by Mike Hartley

Play ball.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So step up to the plate. Keep involved in your children’s lives. It will be the best time you ever spend. At least I hope so for all of you parents.

Foul, they need a Yankee store at the stadium. Photo by Mike Hartley

Foul, they need a Yankee store at the stadium.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So find that breeze that propels you forward.

I love the view from the Rusty Scupper in Baltimore's Inner Harbor Photo by Mike Hartley

I love the view from the Rusty Scupper in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Photo by Mike Hartley

And don’t forgot to put time in with those important friends who really are family.

Walking from Harbor to the game. Photo by Mike Hartley

Walking from Harbor to the game.
Photo by Mike Hartley

This little old Kodak 812 is still working. Yeah you can’t push it too far but its lightweight and 8 years old so I’m just glad it’s still functioning. Tomorrow I’ll get the sharp one out and try to click off a hundred frames or so. Till then its work at the job that pays the bills. Hope everyone has a good Labor Day holiday.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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