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Monday marsh

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A little wet today in the great state of Maryland. Such is life. I’ll continue to stroll through the wetness as my friend below. Funny how weather can make you feel like your living. Today I just stood outside as the rain started early this morning. I just looked up into the darkness and let it hit me in the face for a bit. Yesterday I was laying in the hammock and watching beautiful cloud formations just rolling by for about an hour. That was so relaxing.

Strolling
Photo by Mike Hartley

I love the feel of wind at my back or walking into a stiff breeze. I love the feel of sun on my back while cutting the yard, but more so on the beach. The feeling when I fall backwards into a fresh pile of snow is like being 6 years old instead of 60. Sliding on ice like I’m surfing. Well that was long ago, now I just fall on my ass so we will leave ice out of my favorites of Mother Nature.

Anyway, get outside, connect with nature. But also don’t forget to connect with each other. Get those GD cell phones out of your face and look someone in the eye, exchange a pleasant greeting, listen to someone TALK. Have a CONVERSATION.


I find that the use of “thank you” is a disappearing phrase. Very sad indeed. I try to use it often and every day. It builds teamwork and relationships in my mind.

Won’t take much to trigger a civil war in this country. We’re all armed. We’re getting more divided every day. We have a leader that is continuing to divide us into us and them when it’s really all of us.

That reminds me, I need to visit the range soon this month. One can never have too much practice. I wish I had a lot of land where I could practice skeet shooting again. I loved that in my youth. And no I don’t like shooting living things.  Well maybe an overly aggressive large snake once or twice. Most I’ll throw back in the woods with a rake or by the tail.

I tell you, it’s a mixed up world. I hate leaving this mess to my kids.

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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