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Warmth, Sadness,

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As I stepped out the front door today the snow shovel sitting to my left against the house looked entirely out-of-place. Felt like 70 degrees. Felt like LIFE. Felt so good the body said aahhhhh. All the mental images of looking out to green instead of the grey. Fantasies of the top down on the way to the beach. And then reality hit and I remembered its February 5th.

Kind of a teaser of those spring days on the docks in Annapolis like this couple. Probably have a bit more of winter to get through but I can see the light.

Missing legs?
Photo by Mike Hartley


Kind of Sad – You know some people just don’t communicate well. Some do and choose just not to or are very selective about whom or when they do it with. This is very troubling when it’s in a professional scene. It causes all kind of issues and resentment. What’s worse is when this is tolerated by management.

You know what else is sad. The sense of entitlement the masses seem to have acquired. Everybody for themselves. I wonder if we could ever pull together again like they did back in WW2?  Yes there are a lot of good and selfless people out there. But the margin is constantly shrinking I feel.

It’s sad that those who are very fortunate are spending time being very depressed.

It’s sad to see such young people grieving at gravesites at Arlington. Politicians shouldn’t be able to send young men to war unless they have been in one or their children are in the service.

It gives me pause to see people’s belongings along a curb.

I find it sad to see such little interaction in real life and so much digitally.

Kicking it to sunrise
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well enough on sad for one day. Had to turn it around with a more positive photo.


Random Thoughts of the Day

I’m on a roll with feeling good days. It’s not something to be taken for granted.

There is a world of difference in working your ass of and hating it, and working your ass off and enjoying it.

Doing a blog is like making a stop at the local coffee shop each day. But then again, I don’t drink coffee so let me think of something else.

I’m in the mood for a nice doughnut or two first thing tomorrow morning.

Kind of ironic that Trump had all these illegal’s working at his golf courses for him. Maybe someone should do a background check on his cabinet. Oh that’s right, they are.

And to finish the day with one of my inspirations in life – John “Bluto” Blutarsky: Oh no! Seven years of college down the drain!

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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