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Satisfaction and Guilt

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Another day getting away from me. That happens a lot when I’m trying to squeeze in some work between the job that pays the bills, some rest, some physical therapy, some tax prep and some other appointments.

But it was a great day. One of preparation and looking ahead. One of scheduling and groundwork. One of communication and gratitude. And that is all I can hope for most days. Some type of accomplishment or progress. Being satisfied with ones effort. For results are not always immediate.

Severn River Sunset Photo by Mike Hartley

Severn River 
Photo by Mike Hartley

And yes for the second day in a row I’ve used an old photo. Not intentionally. I was going through the year 2013 and organizing and remembered snapping this on my return from Ocean City one day. I still can remember the windows on the car down sunroof open, a warm 90+ day and my skin feeling a little tight from being in the sun all day but a wide smile on my face from a wonderful day. Aren’t old photos great?


Wow, I got consumed with a number of other things in recent days and really had to adjust my schedule and reading through my followed blogs was one of the casualties. Each day I felt a tug to go back and see what I missed. Usually I keep up fairly well. But this was a real absence. Almost a disconnect for a few days. Unintended but still a disconnect. And my apologies for missing some wonderful work I’m sure.

I missed the beauty of simple things I find in blogs. Words, illustrations, images and combinations, that move me to think, have appreciation of effort or skill or grace and beauty, give me inspiration or move me to emotion,  or just a simple smile of pleasure and or frown of sympathy.

But I’m glad to start back today and look forward to a wonderful community.

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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