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Truly a labor day weekend

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I did get a few minute’s family time today and it was great. It was the recharge I needed. Phone calls, facetime, and text don’t cut it after a while. So my holiday weekend wasn’t a loss at all. Other than those wonderful 5 hours, it will be spent doing labor so the title of the weekend is pretty accurate.

Flowers are like children. All beautiful and special in their own way.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Even though holiday weekends are slower and less staffed, it’s sometimes the young in experience staffing the ship so its always a challenge. Me, I’m an old-timer. And one who should be done working holiday weekends. I think I’m going to make that a project this evening and find out how many I’ve worked in the last 5 years in this position. I know its far more than my fair share.

Such is life. But my mind is really focused on that storm and my friends in the area of impact and another mass shooting. The randomness of both events is staggering. The destruction of each is also alarming. We might not be able to do anything about hurricanes except working to change our climate. But this random gun violence is something that could have quick action taken. And if that action saves a few lives isn’t that worth it?

Don’t wait till you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Get in touch with your elected officials and tell them you want action. To hell with the studies, people are dying.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • It wasn’t hot today but I sure worked up a sweat grilling out this afternoon.
  • Its good to have my mother in-law out of the hospital.
  • I think I’ve built up a thirst for a large snowball tomorrow.
  • I salute all my working holiday stiffs. Someone has to do it.

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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