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Was just sitting here waiting for the snow to start this morning. Well not just sitting here, about to start setup of a new printer and that means moving a few things in the office. A bit larger than the last one I had. Finally broke down and got a decent photo printer. Can’t wait to burn through some paper and ink. Got some ideas for a few projects waiting in the wings.

Speaking of projects I saw a glance of something on tv about bacon wrapped pineapple. So I had my better half pick up a fresh pineapple yesterday and the thick sliced bacon. Now I just have to decide if I want to bake or put it on the grill. I have no problem grilling in the winter. It’s a sort of defiance thing and I just love taste of charcoal grilled foods.

I love winter grilling.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Just 2 work weeks left before the holiday and a week of vacation. A break I look forward to and cherish. I did some more giving today and it feels good. I encourage you all to do what you can. A few bucks in the salvation army pot, maybe the St Jude’s collection at various stores. So many opportunities and so much need.

I did have one bad experience with a woman calling for breast cancer support yesterday. I explained to her that I’ve made my cancer donation to the American cancer society and that was all I was able to do at this time, but she didn’t want to listen, I politely explained that I couldn’t help at this time again and it was like I was speaking to someone who would just berate or pound you till you said yes so I hung up on her. I tried to be polite a few times but without any acceptance on her part at all. When I told my wife about this she also indicated that she had gotten some aggressive/pushy calls from them also.

So here’s a tip to that organization and its call tactics. Maybe it works for you on some people, but it’s turned me off to helping your specific cause now.

Random Thoughts

How many people are lucky enough to find a profession they are happy with right out of the gate and be able to do it for many decades. And then to have another picked out for retirement that you want to do is a fairly blessed professional life.

Ah, the dilemma of the day. It’s going to snow and it’s always wonderful to get some shots of the first coating of the season. But its cold out and I HATE COLD.

Remember what is important in life. People, health and peace. Oh yeah, laugh a lot.

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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