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Saturday with my Son


I had the pleasure today of attending the Maryland basketball game with my Son, a wonderful Xmas gift from him. Nothing beats spending time with my kids. Well, spending time with their children and pets also comes in a close second. Family time is so important to me.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Really everything I do now besides work is more important. It didn’t use to be that way but its the reality now. What used to seem so important is now down the scale. Work is what I used to measure my worth by at one time in my life, counts for a much lower percentage than in its heyday. At times in my life, my reality was out of whack in regards to my balance in life and my work. Well, more accurately my work was my life. That is very wrong when it hurts other important things.

Please don’t get me wrong. I work hard and take it very seriously. I’m a lead in my group and constantly strive to improve. I believe I’m a good team member and the only thing that ever puts me in danger of losing a job is my outspoken mouth.

But the passion in my life is back in the right places. Family, friends, helping, hobbies and crafts along with taking the time to appreciate living.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Picking this year’s NCAA basketball tournament is going to be a crapshoot this year.
  • I like it when people are honest with me.
  • I believe a good night’s rest is in order.
  • I have something deep in my heart that I hope works out.

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.

2 thoughts on “Saturday with my Son

  1. M – A -R – Y – L – A – N – D! Glad you enjoyed your Saturday, Mike!

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