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A blast from the Past

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I was digging through some old work papers and found a few items/keepsakes that brought back a lot of memories. When I look at our youth today I wonder if they will have the same opportunities to develop the long-term relationships that seemed so prevalent in my line of work.

Guns a the ready Capt.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I went for a walk a week or two ago with a friend I started with over 4 decades ago. We gather for lunch or breakfast in various groups quite often. One of my best friends is from a job we worked at almost 2 decades together I see all the time. I’m blessed to have dozens of friends through my time in newspapers.

Some come and go for periods of time but it’s just like yesterday when we reconnect. All I know is friendships have been very important to me. Its kept me balanced at some very bad times. Its kept me inspired at times. It always keeps me laughing because that is something I share with all of them.

No idea where I was headed with this and its late again so here’s to a fine start to tomorrow and some late night work. I know why I have no idea where that was headed because I had to take a pain pill earlier so my focus has been out of focus today. Here’s to a clear tomorrow.


Random Thoughts of the Day

The cold is great in one way. I don’t feel guilty sitting inside at the computer and missing a nice day outside.

Finding and listening to good leaders in life is something that every person should have the opportunity for.

The interesting thing about the band “The Who” is that they all played lead. 3 lead instruments and a lead vocalist. Moon and Entwistle were like a thundering herd on drums and bass. Ah the days of seeing this band live takes me back to some tremendous time and some times filled with turmoil. Sorry about the flashback. But it did remind me to go down and see a friend I used to attend some of these concerts with.

I like decorating with signs and cray paper for parties. Seems to make people smile. Maybe they are just being kind.

If you notice in sports – it’s usually the best TEAMS that win. Funny how the same thing works out in business also.

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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