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Wet start, but beauty is on the way

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Was a stormy night, but a beautiful morning is under way. Get up, don’t waste this day or any one. Lots to do but glad I have my health to accomplish it. I wish life was as simple as worrying about the weather. Today my mind is on a friend down south who is under the weather. I think I took this shot the last time we were out fishing in November of last year.

The sun is out and so should you..
Photo by Mike Hartley

Actually I think about all my close friends and challenges we face and have faced recently. We have been getting our share of experience with the health care system. So far so good. Oh yeah we all have complaints, and the level of care does vary with insurance and areas. But somehow I think I’m going to be looking back at the last decade as the “Good old Days” of medical care. I couldn’t imagine such a divide in our country on this issue but apparently I was wrong again.

I thought as a society we would be more compassionate. I thought while Obamacare was far from perfect that it was a base of some good things that could be built on. When I see the medical community, associations, groups, hospitals, physicians, that I respect, that are too numerous to list here, lined up against the proposed changes and giving specific information on impact which seems brutal, I find myself wondering if the people in this country know what is being proposed and if the answer is yes and they don’t care then we have a serious problem with greed.


To mow or not? Yep, that was the big call yesterday. Was too wet in the morning and I had decided to get in the shower and get a haircut. I get out of the shower and look outside and the sun is out strong and its cleared. So a change of mind was had, and the shed opened, tire inflated, gas and oil checked and mowing started. A wasted shower.

But then again there is never a wasted shower. A shower always makes me feel better. It always relaxes me. It’s a gift many people in this world can’t enjoy. So never take that flow of warm water showing you a new day for granted please.


The more I open my mind, the more insights I have.

I need to have more trust in people. Well there is one current exception. Ops, make that two. Better stop thinking about the exceptions.

I’m finding the more consistent I am, the more I get done.

Do you ever wonder why people are they way they are. Oh yeah, all the time, but I try to balance it out with reviewing myself also.

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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