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The warmth is coming

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Like most people, I’m also looking forward to getting back outside. The trick will be avoiding the crowds. After a very cool April and so far May, the temps will be rising here in the Mid Atlantic states. And that means everyone is going to want to get out. After I finish chores like cutting grass and trimming some trees I think I’ll head to the woods for a walk/hike.

Coming soon. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m trying not to think too far out but can’t help but wonder how this is going to change all the small towns around me. The number of small businesses that won’t survive is going to change the feel of the area.

It pains me to think of the loss that individuals who have worked so hard to build with their sweat over the years are disappearing in a blink of an eye.

Try as we might to support our restaurants and shops, I can’t see much hope for most. We are not in control of our own futures. I hope this doesn’t discourage a generation from starting out on their own. But the scares they see inflicted now might prevent that next group of small business people from even attempting it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • For some reason, I have a hard time thinking I’m going to like commuting a hundred miles a day again for work.
  • If sports come back but take virus tests away from people who need them on the front lines I’m going to have a real issue with that.
  • I have to get out tomorrow and do some photography. The batteries are charged, and getting out will recharge mine.

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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