THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I like saying hello, and good morning or evening. Sometimes even a how are you or have a great day.

At a minimum just looking friendly and smiling. I like holding the door for elderly people. Also women and children. Or even if it’s just the person behind me, even if it is a guy.

I don’t say or do these in passing. I believe I was taught these lessons at a young age and have just continued them. No, I’m not saying I’m the most considerate person around, but I do feel different than most people. It didn’t used to be uncommon to see lots of people doing this. Now its more the exception instead of the rule.

I like Pirate themes.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But I was encouraged by all the courtesy I did see at the beach on vacation this year. Maybe its when people relax and don’t have a million other things on their minds. Time is there to be friendly and courteous again.

I was worried about getting to the beach when I got older. That worry has been removed.Of course when the time comes mine will be the one with flames and larger rear tires.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I made my granddaughter laugh. My day is complete.
  • Soft Stuff ice cream doesn’t seem to be what it was when it was outside and people lined up on the ramp.
  • Actions or lack there of are what people really mean. So listen to less of what they say and more to what they do.
  • If you have outside work to do, get up early and finish up early because the outside is set to broil.
  • I’m going to focus on two things this weekend. Shooting more and getting some rest.

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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