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Thankful its Thursday

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Good day all. Woke in positive spirits. And I’ve been able to continue that through the afternoon. Maybe its the thought of returning to the shore in the coming weeks. Maybe its contentment a great family and friend support system provide. Making your way through life is very difficult under normal circumstances. And trips to the beach don’t fix everything, but they do allow a different perspective.

Oceanside morning.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Heard a news report yesterday that Main Street in Ellicott City was opening again for traffic and I believe pedestrians also. Of course I’m guessing we are far from seeing the town we know as the little bustling borough of shops and restaurants it normally was.

There is no normal after two of these floods devastated the town. Many people’s life’s savings and efforts washed away. Will new people take the risk. Will former merchants return? Will there be a fix or are we just on the clock for the next one?

Regardless, I think I’ll take a walk in my favorite city on Friday. I know its going to be depressing. But maybe I’ll appreciate it more like I did the last time when it came back even stronger. At least that is the hope because it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Some weeks I get so busy, I’m not sure if I’m coming or going or both. This was one of those. So being the work week is winding down, I think I’ll catch my breath and relax. Who am I kidding. I almost get giddy with excitement that I might have some time to do something creative.

Coming or going?
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s happy hour with the boys tonight. Life is good. Nice to laugh and unwind a bit. It’s nice to have such close friends for so long that laughter is easy and plentiful. Yeah we get serious, we get wound up about things, but we support each other like brothers would. I love those guys.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Both of my children called me yesterday and it wasn’t my birthday or anniversary or other special event. I wasn’t sick. You have no idea how much strength that gives me. How much love enters my heart and contentment in my mind.

Giving my car a bath makes me feel better.

It’s a “Traction Control OFF” type of day. Hell Yeah.

The most important gift you can get or give is time. The quality of what you do with that time determines the value of it.

Political Random Thoughts of the Day

I have a suggestion for a theme song for the Trump 2020 campaign. “Back in the USSR” by the Beatles.

Then again it could be “Big Money” from Rush. I love the last line of the song.  “Big Money got No Soul”

There is a serial killer loose in DC. All of his victims have the same last name. (Truth)

Well I read today where the president has repeated again that the Fake News Media is the Enemy of the American People. Well being he has classified my company as one of those, I’m going to hold him personally accountable if this inspires some nut job to come and wreak havoc.

My song of the day when listening to the news this evening will be “Don’t let it bring you down” by CSNY

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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