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I keep dreaming


I keep dreaming of the time to pursue my passions. I have many passions.

I keep dreaming of the ability to accomplish the goals. I have many goals.

I keep dreaming of the better world I’d like to leave my children. I have many children and much work to do.

I keep dreaming of health and happiness. For I have many that I would love to share it with.

I keep dreaming the Terps will win another basketball championship. And each year is a new chance.

I keep dreaming that I could have new tools with which to work. When I already have been given much to work with.

I keep dreaming that I might do something worthwhile in this lifetime. But if I just look at my family and friends, this dream has come true. Thank you all.

Photo by Mike Hartley

It was nice today to get up and see sunshine. Kind of inspiring actually and has me feeling good. If I could be in the warm sunshine of Florida like I was in this picture below, that would be nice also. But time to deal with the reality that I live in the great state of Maryland. Don’t get me wrong, this is where I’m in love. Minus the winter and traffic, it’s a great state.

Select your direction wisely.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And I’ll never move from family and friends of a lifetime here. Its going to cost me. Might have to even work some if my tinkering retirement passions don’t bring in a few $. But that is a small price to pay for happiness and being with the ones you love. I see the distance complicating relationships and I don’t want that factor.

Speaking of distances and travel. It’s that time of year when everyone is out and about and our crowded highways become crowded parking lots trying to get to the more than crowded actual parking lots to shop. People we have to get our act together. Lets see, the first thing I was reminded of today was if you want to drive at night TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON. I bet I followed this person for 5 miles in the dark tonight before they turned on their lights just as they were pulling into their neighborhood. I tried flashing my lights at them and was going to get out at a few traffic lights but they changed to quickly. Next is to TURN ON YOUR LIGHTS if its pouring rain or snowing so hard that you can’t see but feet in front of your car.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Any day that begins with a warm scrambled egg sandwich made with love and that you weren’t expecting is a good day.

It really takes time to write no matter how fast I type.

I can envision my Mom spell and punctuation checking my work from above. And yes she is shaking her head. She used to be a proofreader and a damn good one. If I didn’t have spell check you might think I was talking another language.

A big thanks to Mother Nature for melting that mess she left on my sidewalk and driveway yesterday. After 10 minutes out in that rain late yesterday, I realized that 3 inches of slush was going to wait to be cleared.

If Seinfeld can have a show about nothing, why can’t I have a blog about nothing?

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.

3 thoughts on “I keep dreaming

  1. Oh, Mike, you didn’t clear the slush?? I spent an hour clearing our driveway. I think I brought 5 pounds of rain inside with me, my clothes were soaked. Our driveway faces northwest (never melts!), and we were having new garage doors installed Friday morning…I had no choice but to clear it.

    • Luckily our driveway gets some sun. I’m usually the first one out cleaning and I still use shovels. But for this one I gave myself a pass. I got soaked in 10 minutes just cleaning snow and ice from my convertible top. You must have been drenched to the bone. Please be careful with that heavy stuff. I had a good friend die a few years ago after shoveling his driveway. Have a great weekend.

  2. I am in charge of snow removal here. The slush was mostly pushing, not shoveling. Thanks for the warning, sorry about your friend.

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