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Tugging along this fine Friday morning

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Out and about this fine day. Well I’m not outside yet but I’m headed that way in another hour. Feeling better and back at the task of living and loving life again. Might even venture out this evening and grab some holiday lighting shots. And if it’s too chilly out I’ll work on some home studio work. A rather overcast day so far but I’ll take the cameras with me non the less on my shopping spree.

Tug Jezebel in the Inner Harbor.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Finally made the decision on what color printer to get. I’ll let you know how that works out. I changed my mind a few times through the process and I’ll detail that in a later post.

But today mission, is gifts for others. I have a plan of attack in both locations and specific purchases. As a good friend of mine who manages great and many things says “prior planning prevents piss poor performance.” Or something like that. But anyway its come in handy at many Xmas shopping ventures. Takes the stress out of it. Plus it allows for that smart impulse buy that is a good idea and not a bad one because your all stressed out.

Random Thoughts

I wonder if the host of Man V Food show could survive being the host for more than a few years.

Compassion is a wonderful thing when on display because it’s the root of humanity.

I’m less concerned with NFL player kneeling than I am about the US Flag being burned around the world.

Try not to let the stress level of others drive up your own during this holiday season. Just practice smiling, even if it’s just to yourself. Really I tried it just now sitting here and it feels good.

I’m saddened by people who have had or have difficult holiday seasons. There spirits are always reserved, sometimes because of lost loved ones, maybe bad family experiences, loss of or reduced income, or just the overall stress and pressures of the season. Those away from home who are alone. Those stressed from travel and delays and traffic back home. Those suffering from illness of course. Lets all find someone to help this season. Either with a donation or time or just a random act of kindness.

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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