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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

A little history

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Its fun strolling though Ellicott City. You never know what you will come across. Wandering up the street I saw this old military truck and had to look it up when I got home. At first it almost seemed like an active military vehicle. It was in such fine shape except that I then noticed the driver and passenger were a bit older and on second glance I said that truck is a bit older.

Dodge WC-51 Series Cargo Truck 3/4 ton 4×4 US Army WW II Vintage trolling through Ellicott City.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s a good thing all things aligned at this time. I’m a bit older now and had stopped half way up the hill for a second wind and they were waiting for the light on Main Street. At first I had zoomed in on the poster of the guitarist and driver in the truck looking at it but there was something about that whole truck so I widened the shot.


Lots of work going on in the old town. Good to see, I’m energized by what seems to have been accomplished in a short time. But tough times are ahead. Lots more work to go.

And the rebuild continues.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I hope I’m around to enjoy the next version of this city. It will always be a home in many ways.


I was going to go into a rant about Governor Hogan using his cancer in campaign ads. I was bothered by this personally. One I don’t believe it was needed. Two I think he should be able to run on his record. It might not have been his idea but he approved it. To me it was a cheap playing the health card.

end of season.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

Effort can be self-sustaining.

Another hour of sleep or another hour of fun? Such is the dilemma once a year. When I was younger that was a daily decision.

I’m not having much success at training myself in proper posture.

I had better clean up this office, would be a shame to leave this mess for someone else.

A note from the doctors offices again. Good old testing time. Crap

It was a good day to get some chores done but couldn’t stop thinking about my better half not feeling that well.

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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