THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I know you couldn’t see the forest for the trees, but can you see the bay through the cat-tails? I wonder about a lot of things. I know nothing about a lot of things and that list is too long to bore you with. I do know a few things. I know the newspaper business for instance. I know about being married and raising a family. I know about friendships, love and heartbreak.

Photo by Mike Hartley

But really, I know how to wonder. Sometimes about what could have been. But in the last decade it’s about what I can do and accomplish. And how much quality time can I spend with family and friends. I wonder about what kind of world I’m leaving my children? I wonder if I will survive the ride back and forth to work.

I wonder if positive professional and personal experiences of the past will be part of the future generations or lost forever? I wonder about mortality. I wonder how to adapt to the changes the age presents.

Mostly thought I’m taking a day at a time and wondering what I can do with it. I revel in the few successes and the effort. Thinking creatively again is quite liberating.

As more serious issues come up, the more interested we become in the weather and sports.

If you have to remember to laugh each day, you need to take a chill pill.

Progress is in the mind. Results are what mark accomplishment.

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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