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Left out

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I don’t have much in the tank today. A busy work week and starting physical therapy, but then got my wife’s bug and I was horizontal most of the free minutes I had today. It’s kind of strange when you kind of lose a day. The feeling of things missed. Knowing I haven’t lived to the fullest today. The weight of having the same to do list plus more for tomorrow.

Hell I just hope I feel better. It has been a brutal season. One thing most of us have had in common this year is we all have been sick at some point. I got to taking the flu for granted, not having had it in many years. I have the respect now. I’ve been getting the flu shot for a number of years now and will continue but knowing its a crap shoot each year I think I’ll take some additional precautions.

Anyway, was searching through some images and almost trashed this one till I saw that one unplugged wire in the lower left. I said that is a fitting photo for the day for me. Because I feel left out.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

Tylenol is good for headaches.

Rest is good for the body and mind.

Physical therapy is working. Now if I can just listen to their teachings long-term and keep the exercises going.

I have no idea what I wrote yesterday.

I think that arming teachers is a bad idea. Are police going to know each teacher in each school and what is going to set them apart when they enter the building and see them with a gun? Oh yeah, I forgot, the thing that separates the teacher is the handgun. The shooter will have a rifle and more ammo and maybe explosives. We already expect far too much from our teachers. Sending them to a gunfight with a knife seems to be asking a bit much. Of course parents might address teachers with more respect if the teacher has a 45 strapped to their side? Plus how many do you have to arm to cover a school. What happens if a kid gets pissed off and goes for a teachers gun? Should we arm each of them also with a taser also so they don’t have to use lethal force on a student going for their gun? I guess you should order a lot of bullet proof vest also if you expect a teacher to run into battle. I mean you do supply your officers that safety. Lets try to come up with some better solutions please. Teachers great courage has already been on display far too often and far too many have been lost along with those many children we mourn.

I love to shoot. I shot a lot of skeet when I was younger. I’ve joined a range a few years ago and enjoy shooting handguns every 5-6 weeks. I see no reason to own a AR15 or any military weapon. I’m not saying they don’t have an application. I’m not saying they might be a blast to shoot. I’ve never shot one myself. There are parts of this country that a weapon like that may be needed. But it should be highly regulated. And I mean to highly responsible people for very specific purposes. And I can’t for the life of me understand how its harder to get a handgun by far, than to get one of these military weapons.

We shouldn’t be surprised we have a gun problem. We have been licensing people for decades that should never have a driver’s license and that is a weapon. I’m not surprise that we would sell them guns without a license at all.

I hope I feel better tomorrow and be less sarcastic.

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 “Left out

  1. I think the arm-teachers-with-guns folks have an unplugged wire (or many of them).

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