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Blowing into the weekend

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I’ve got an early jump on the weekend. Taking some vacation time so I can get a plan and accomplish wonders. Well at least a few things a day I hope. And what better way to kick it off than with a Maryland basketball game. Been following that team for almost 5 decades now. Will certainly be attending a few in person. Love the college environment. Seems that its still a game. I know that has changed with all the money involved now even below the pro ranks. But it still is unique.

Air-boat engine.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Just the spirit of young people. Taking a group of young men, all strangers to each other and building a team. Add the pressure of an education at the same time and you see the dedication and toughness grow. You see how different personalities act and grow. It’s a remarkable indication of what they will also be in the future.

I hate the way its grown into a 1 or 2 and done and then off to the pro’s where most don’t even hold onto a spot. Yes they play in leagues all over the world now. Yeah there are developmental leagues. But I’d rather see the kid stay in school and finish their degree.

Well, almost game time so I’ll have to break this post up into another one later tonight.

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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