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Pineapple on board and Friday thoughs

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I know the rules about banana’s on a boat being bad luck. But how do pineapples rank? Saw this one sitting on the dash above the wheel and wondered what the protocol is? Maybe its part of a fresh Pina Colada? Maybe just back from a trip to Hawaii. Of course from Maryland in this size boat that isn’t likely. Maybe a new good luck charm. Regardless its about time we start planning the next trip for the Allview Yank’em and Crank’em Fishing Team. I’ve seen our favorite charter boat “Wound Tight” has been pulling in some nice catches.

Pineapple cruise.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I wish our crew had stumbled on fishing earlier and I wish we all had the time to go out often but those weren’t the breaks. But as they say better late than never and the few we have been on here in the waters of Maryland and off the coast of Florida have been great. A day without phones, chores or work. Just fishing, fun, laughter and memories. Maybe that is why it’s so popular.


This is a fine day to start the weekend with. So let’s get stepping Maryland and make it one to remember. Each day is an opportunity not to be lost. Yesterday was fun and we just powered through some issues. I’m looking forward to many special times this weekend. Each little thing I can do, each moment with my better half, children and friends.

Just some sun and the two most important flags to me.
Photo by Mike Hartley


If the truth doesn’t win out, our country is doomed. And we all must be open to the truth. We have serious problems in the country and world to address and what were doing now isn’t meeting those challenges. We need to get to the truth, practice the truth, respect the truth, and start moving forward.

Asking some people “if they think” is a waste of time because they don’t have the answer.

Oh crap, just remembered today is lawn cutting day.

If the pace of events doesn’t slow its going to put fiction books out of business because reality is really stranger than fiction.

I must practice giving back this weekend. That is if I can overcome this back pain. Have a great day all.

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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