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They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. And in the case of blogging that is true for me. As just about everyone in the world has been doing, I’ve been also making adjustments in life. And in that end, I’ve missed some days of blogging. I’ve been in a pretty good daily rhythm for a good while now but in the last month and a half, I’ve been missing some days.

I haven’t been shooting many new photos, I feel my creativity is way down overall. There are a few family health issues that have also taken priority for the last few weeks. So today I hope to be able to begin again my regular posting and get the creative juices flowing again. The world is my oyster, so I’m going to get shucking.

Oysters Photo by Mike Hartley

We’re a month away from Memorial Day and the unofficial opening of the summer season. I’m so hoping for some semblance of a normal summer but I can see a rocky start. So it will be time to improvise a bit. Maybe different destinations for vacation will be in order. Maybe more sun on the deck instead of on the sand. Which just lead me to a funny thought. Men will all be wearing two pieces to the beach this year. Their suits and their mask. Hey, look at the benefits, you don’t have to swallow all that sand when you get rolled up in a wave body surfing and face planted on the bottom. Which reminds me I need a shark mask for the beach.

Really it’s hard to even think a few weeks out now. Nobody knows what the future holds for us this coming month or year. It’s going to play out as it likes and will be determined by a lot of factors. So I won’t pontificate anymore but take it as it comes, with an eye on family safety first.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Actually I’m not surprised at the number of selfish people in society. They’re just a little easier to spot these days.
  • Just when I get interested in cooking, watch the food shortages begin. At least I know where the crabs are and can go get some of those. Thank goodness for the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Earth day should be celebrated every day. It is our home, isn’t it?
  • For a short while, the Mayor of LasVegas took the crown as the most ignorant public servant alive. But then the president had another daily briefing and established himself, king, again.

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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