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Nope

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NOPE, Not going to let it happen. Almost forgot I was in control and that things that weren’t going right professionally or personally were NOT going to get me down.

I’m not going to go ballistic at the crater in the middle of the road that bent 2 of my rims on Monday morning or the bill that comes with that and new tires. I’m going to be positive and do something I’ve never had to do and file a claim to the state for the damages.

Of course I could complain about the cooler than normal temps but I won’t because I think I saw that its going to be in the 70’s on Saturday. So I will look forward to that day.

The fact that the funding for the Chesapeake Bay by the federal government to states is to be cut by 90% by the big cheeto is pissing me off. So I’ll get involved in making sure this doesn’t happen in the future.

I was rewarded and blessed with a call from a couple of old work mates who were attending a party and my name came up. So they all rang me up. A really nice feeling.

My daughter sent me the best picture of my grandchild today. Life is good and getting better. I think I’ll print it out and put on the family wall.

Days fly by, I want to feel something special about each one. I’m stressed and really trying to accomplish a lot but feeling on edge. I guess this all means I’m just living well and being challenged.


I see they moved up the peak viewing to April 1st. Should be a nice season. It’s a few mile walk down and a few miles back but I think I’ll take that journey and try to grab a few frames this year.

Views like this don’t begin to do it justice. You must attend.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Who knows, maybe a cab ride. I can’t remember ever taking one in DC before.

Washington Monument in the background of the blossoms.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But I know I need the exercise so I’ll at least hump my way down to the Tidal Basin. This time I’ll take my good camera.

More buds.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

I wonder if I can still skateboard. I used to be pretty good back in the day. And by that I mean thin flat boards, thin wheels and no fear.

I miss normal.

I’m finding that finding time is a nice hobby.

I used to wonder what the world would be like in the future. But as you age and you see what we do to it, I wonder less because its painful to think about. We have taken many things for granted for far too long.

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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