THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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You know what is nice? I can step on a basketball court and fantasize about a pro players move I saw last night and try to imitate it just as I did as when I was a child and enjoy it just as much. It’s nice to know some things never change. Well I do have to be more careful now. Hitting the ground or landing wrong can be a lot more painful now. And I’m sure it looks a lot funnier looking now than the fluid coordination I once had.

I’d like to see more kids outside playing like we used to. You find a lot of skills developed playing sports at a young age. Hell we were organized before we started league or school ball teams. Competition, teamwork, communication, fairness (we were our own refs), skill building, body building and mind expanding. And a lot of laughter and smack talk.

You learned a lot of lessons playing baseball, basketball and football. Mix in some tennis and volleyball and probably any other sport we could play. Hell we were skateboarding decades before that was a sport.

You know what else is nice? The start of the weekend. That first hour or two that you wake and relaxation is just oozing out of every pore. The mind is at rest, the heart rate is down. It’s like you caught this really nice wave and you’re an expert surfer grinning ear to ear. And then the phone rings or you open one of the many to do list or work calls.

But I’m not going to lose that positive karma of the moment today. Got a great friends birthday to celebrate. That might turn up the volume a few levels to what is usually a comical Thursday evening with the boys. So let me FIRE out of here. Everyone aboard the good ship celebration. Now if I could lose the sore throat I might be able to lead the group in song tonight. That is if I can stay awake after just a few hours sleep.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

I don’t think of myself as an author but I do write every day. I guess it has to make sense to claim the author title.

Music has inspired me again today.

It’s good to remind yourself its time to move on. And I don’t mean that in a negative way at all.

The more good people in your life the better life is. Seek them. Appreciate them. Cherish them.

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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