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Jumping Jack Flash

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No idea why I picked that as the title for today’s post other than I was listening to a version of that song by Peter Frampton this morning. And a good morning it was even though I really have to get over this feeling that I’m wasting life if I get a good nights sleep. I sometimes feel guilt that I’m lazy and either don’t want to take advantage of the time I have left or lack the proper motivation I demand of myself.

But on the other hand sometimes both the body and brain feel much better, the stress level is down a bit. I can think better and with more options and ideas. And I kind of like that start to the day instead of pain and fog that comes with burning the candle at both ends all the time.

Grill’in and chill’in.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I fired up my own Weber grill this afternoon and cooked a couple of burgers. Thought about what I can add to them to make them masterpieces. Of course some bacon, grilled onions. Of course cheese. And a little of that sweet BBQ sauce.

I took care of my perspective problem today. Spent some me time and a great happy hour with friends. Which is going to leave me fresh for tomorrow I hope. Maybe an early start before dawn. Both cameras are charged up and its going to be a nice day.


The problem with Winter is there is no color. So I had better make good use of the sun on Friday. I think we must be near hitting the midway point in Summer. Seasons come and go so quickly. I’m glad I recognize time moving so quickly and make use of it. Yeah I got a little guilt from slacking off today, but I’ll make up for it tomorrow and feel good for doing both.

Clouds imitating Sunflowers.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

Nature can be quiet loud in the evenings.

A wise man can acknowledge mistakes. A smart man learns from them and make new ones instead of the same ones.

I might have to get two snowballs on Friday being I missed having one today.

I always wondered what a magnifying glass was for. And then I got to be my parents age when I remembered seeing them use them.

Give yourself a break from news once in a while. Just like most other things SOSDD.

I have lots of goals for Friday. I’m going to be real happy if I get them all in.

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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