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Early start, I’d like to give that a check mark but the job that pays the bills got in the way. But I’m off and running now. Thursday afternoons are the greatest. It’s the beginning of MY TIME and LIFE. So let’s get this day rolling. Time to get my behind out of this chair and go snap some frames. Of course I’ll have to have the top down and tunes up along the way to various destinations around the county on this warm day.

I haven’t been down Ellicott City in a while. I left there the last time feeling down. Yeah its great to see it still standing but half the town is boarded up. That is sad and depressing when you’ve known this town for a long time. Almost like you have a close friend on life support. You go, you try to make it better by in this case supporting the few merchants remaining and plans for the future. But it’s also touch and go with this patient.

A brighter outlook.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But on my visit today I’m seeing signs of improvement in EC. Lots of hard work has taken place. People were on the streets. Few but some people. The place should have been bustling though on a day like today. My heart and support goes out to the merchants trying to make a run of it there. You are the foundation.

Step up and support the town.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was also reminded that no matter the event, this place always seems to bounce back.

Front of Railroad Museum.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Yes the town is twisted. It always was thought.

Just a kink in the building. Photo by Mike Hartley

Please remember to support the town on Small Business Saturday Nov. 24.

A town under perpetual construction. The human spirit on display.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well, back to living and getting out from behind this station. Have a great evening everyone.


Random Thoughts of the Day

Its incumbent in all of us with our beliefs to only deal in truths. Publishing extreme material that is inaccurate or lies on either side or any perspective is wrong no matter how much you might disagree with the other person perspective. It just perpetuates till it ends with endless violence because people get polarized against one another with untruths.

You know when I’m much older and bored out of my skull I’ll have to go back and see if I’ve ever repeated a post title.

I got to speak to my Daughter today. And I get to see my Son tomorrow. Hey, it doesn’t get any better. Well it does when were all together but I’ll take what I can get each day.

Well, time for laughter and football and a few fist bumps.

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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