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Maniac Monday

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Bang, and we’re off and running. The home stretch, whatever that means. I place a lot less reliance on the holiday and gift giving now. I’m trying to think and use all that time throughout the year to let people know they are special. Not that I don’t get in the spirit, I do and it is special but I guess I’m trying to say keep the rest of the year special.

Utilizing each day is so important. I was starting to feel a bit down yesterday and today but again had the smarts to know to turn it around and remember, respect and think about what it is not to have the basic like my health. That fear or recall of hospital visits or stays always reminds me to be thankful. Yeah I’m still stressed about work, completing this blog post, eating right today (already a lost cause, taco’s for breakfast) and getting my holiday shopping and other chores done by the end of the week. But I’m at least going to be in a good mood while working hard on things.

My Monday is spinning out of control.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So this tax plan is going to pass. Only history will prove my position right or wrong. I stand opposed to it. I think its going to punish our children with debt decades to come, I think many will fall from medical care putting us back into the same situation we were in before this where emergency rooms are being used for regular treatment centers by people without insurance breaking hospitals.  I think it will increase the divide of wealth, therefore fracturing our society even further.

I’ve heard DT say its a gift for the middle class. Well it’s certainly not a gift that keeps on giving (expires in 8 years) for the middle class and below but keeps on giving for the rich. We are starting to resemble the Roman empire.

Random Thoughts of the Day

If you got time and health to contemplate, if you’re a lucky person or not, stop wondering because you are.

Well, almost time to dodge a few lightning bolts next Sunday and make my way to church. Either God is a bad shot or just trying to scare me.

I think my better half is more beautiful today than when I met her. And she was very beautiful then. But instead of just knowing the surface person, I know her to her core and that must be where the light comes from.

Patience is an illusion.

I wonder how many people have drives to work over 60 minutes on average?

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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  1. I agree Mr. Hartley; having spent over 70 days in the hospital this past summer and fall. That stay was not all bad, my health was restored and I am able to see how blessed I am, having to but look around for a minute or two and see folks so much worse off. I too now see my wonderful wife in a different light, she stuck right by me when death was knocking on the door. Even in my recovery I am seeing even more how great she is. This illness has brought me closer to my 85 year old Dad more than ever, not a day goes by I get a phone call from him. I am blessed.

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