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Mondays Wheel of Fortune

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Work has ratcheted up the pressure recently. Personal life is busy and I’m not getting the proper rest. So pretty much a normal life I guess. It’s all small crap anyway. Just being up and around is a great reward that is often overlooked. I make the mistake of forgetting the basic fact some days that I have my health, and that is when I know I’m getting selfish and worrying about the little stuff and little people.

Things like the long drive to and from work. Instead of getting mad along the way because of all the people trying to mine and many other lives, I just express thanks when I make it home or to the job safely. Also I’ve been in defeatist mode when looking at my work spaces in the basement, so now I get off this chair and do a little each day. I think I’ll make that a permanent habit.

Ferris, Ferris Bueller.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well, at least the rat race is a wheel that is moving. And moving is what I need to focus on. Lots on the agenda today in both my personal life and professionally. I’ve got to schedule an appointment for a test I’d rather avoid. I’ve been putting it off for a bit now and I know I shouldn’t, but doctors visits just spook me now.

A few more days of rain ahead to dampen our spirits. But hold on, we have the Howard County Fair coming up this coming weekend and week. Lets hope the weather gets this rain out of its system before then. I’d like to go out and do some shooting there. My family isn’t that much into it anymore but I still love the fair. It brings back memories when our paper manned the information and PA announcement booth. We used to give out trinkets and our community newspapers. We would staff it from employees at the Times and had no shortage of people wanting to do it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I’ve worked in a very unique period of time in a very unique industry and seen more transformation and change than I thought imaginable.

You might want to look at both sides of the coin before you find your heads up your tails.

It’s important to recognize when you need to take a break. I think I’m at that point. Time to schedule some vacation.

I see another tax cut for the rich on the horizon. Really? Again? We already have the greatest inequity in history and we want to make it worse?

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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