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Refuse to yield, to winter

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OK, I know were less that 24 hours out till Winter. But I have to keep enough thoughts of warm water and beaches and sunshine in my head as possible. Only that will get me through these next few months. My body and mind totally revolt at the winter season. I ache and get more agitated when its cold. Instead of slowly walking outside, stretching my arms, taking a deep breath, looking towards the sky and thinking what a beautiful day, I instantly start cursing as I run to the car to warm it up. I don’t take time to breathe let alone have any piece of skin exposed. My day is screwed from the get go during the winter.

Bye for now.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I long for the time were dressed equals having a pair of gym shorts or a bathing suit on. And if I need to go walk from the beach to the cooler I might add flip flops. And if I need to go formal to the store or restaurant, I add a tee-shirt. This winter garb is not for me.


Holidays for some and maybe most are filled with some difficult times. No I’m not talking about finding a parking space or time to shop or travel or entertaining or family fireworks. Some or almost all of us have lost loved ones. These times remind us of those times where they were here. Shared memories that are only ours now.

I was watching the news the other day of the wreath laying at Arlington and started to struggle because that is my parents resting place. I always miss them but most of the year its a smile of a photo I see of them or something of theirs I run across. Even visiting their grave during the year feels good. But the holiday visit gets to me days before I even go. At Christmas time it’s just the love I miss so badly. Things like holidays change when your parents or close loved ones are missing.

But new memories are made and those give me peace and I hope are held special by the next generation.


Random Thoughts for the Day

My level of disappointment in some people in Government is only exceeded by their actions or inaction. And I’m going to be very disappointed if karma doesn’t pay a visit to each and every one of them.

Well, I’m too tired and busy for many more thoughts other than being the outspoken SOB on the job that pays the bills.

But one last one. Have a great day all.

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.

One thought on “Refuse to yield, to winter

  1. Dr. Hartley, I’ve read your thoughts on hating the cold weather. I hear that its sunny and warm in Ft. Pierce Fla. Image cruising along the beautiful Indian River on board a spacious fully stocked pontoon boat. Shirt off, shades on and not a cloud in the sky. We are currently enjoying upper 70’s and light breezes. Pull the trigger and use some of that leave you have stored up. Hope to see you soon, I’ll even throw you the keys to my 91 5.0 Stang.

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