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Almost broke the streak

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I’ve been on a roll posting each day now. Today is the first day in a good while I just didn’t have a good starting point. So I walked away and hoped time would provide one. That didn’t happen. I thought about not posting being I didn’t have any waterfall of ideas or thoughts or rants.

I figured we are all burned out on politics so that is off-limits. I would complain about it getting cooler but its going down even more next week so I’ll put that in reserve. I’ve gone on about my better half and how much I love my family and friends so that isn’t worthy.

I didn’t have any new photos that inspired some random train of thought or expression. It was an uncomfortable day health wise but there are many far worse off so I won’t go on about that at all. I almost walked away but then I remembered how good it feels interacting with this community. So I put some oil in the lantern and I got to it again.

My Uncle Frank worked for Dietz Lantern.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Actually this blog is partially a self-help tool. I use it to try to be more positive. To work past some of my failings and shortcomings. To improve or develop some skills. To communicate ideas or opinions. And it helps me feel some accomplishment from time to time.

What I do have is a passion to search now for something important each day. For instance I’ve been horrible about my own personal finances and benefits. Good thing I have a better half that makes things work beautifully. But there is only so much she can do. For instance I noticed I hadn’t done a beneficiary for my 401K plan. Bad mistake which I fixed today. I’m sure I have some other things that I need to do so that will be a focus this weekend.

OK now I’m rolling and thinking. Guess the starter was a little cold today. Whoops, I walked away to get a soda and age happened and I lost my train of thought. Crap.

Random Thoughts of the Day

The DOJ is out of Sessions.

Popcorn and Pistachios are addictive and should come with warning labels.

My mind wanders to the coming day of my new grand-daughter.

I’m going to spend some time learning more about my family history this weekend.

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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