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Is the sun coming up on main street businesses or are they standing on the railroad tracks waiting to be plowed through by a train? Only time will tell and from what I’m seeing it doesn’t look good. But small businesses are run by some of the toughest people around. They adapt and overcome like Marines. They are resourceful and the people that work for them are more of a tight-knit team more often than large companies. But even they can only withstand so much pain.

Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m trying hard to support my small local businesses. And I will continue to try hard because they make a community stronger and more resilient. They support your local little league teams or do those special things for people in need. They are the guy/gal on the store floor, even though they are the owner and not in some corporate high rise out of state who doesn’t know the name of his VP’s let alone the employee at the register.

I don’t shop at Walmart. As a matter of fact I refuse to even go in them. I have only once in my life because it was cold outside and my wife needed something she hadn’t been able to find elsewhere. I really don’t care for the big box stores.

Photo by Mike Hartley

I wish I had the energy to solve the worlds problems but I can barely make it through my own this evening so I’m going to bail and hope I can bring a positive change to tomorrow.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • As you get older you realize there are levels of Tired.
  • Mask or no mask replaced by flashbang or tear gas canisters.
  • I wasn’t able to catch it live but I did watch the replay of the sunset from Fager’s Island tonight. Brings some beauty to a world country in trouble.

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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