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Are you sure its Monday?

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It can’t be Monday already. That’s ok, I’m starting to dread it less than I used to. Probably because I just don’t look at the work week as I used to. When you are closing in on the last few years of work before retirement of some sort, Monday seems more acceptable or at least tolerable.

And being I’m on vacation this week, this Monday is a great one. Because every day of vacation is great. Especially in the state of Maryland.

Get ready for the home stretch of sun, beach and crabs. Photo by Mike Hartley

Had a great time in the pool today. On a day like today, if the water isn’t involved, you are out of luck unless you like staying in the A/C.

I’m going to talk about sports for a minute. I love sports, both playing and watching. Given my age, I do more watching than playing. What I find disturbing about sports now is how selfish they are. And by they I mean both the players and owners. Not that this is anything new. Playing for the love of the game might exist in most players but playing for big money is what is driving this, not players or all those that support the presentation of sports staying healthy. Getting them started again is all about cash. The money for networks, the money for owners, the money for players.

No cheering from me about sports starting up again. Photo by Mike Hartley

I wonder how one of the players who brings the virus home to one of their families will feel when someone gets seriously ill or dies? I wonder how they will feel if a player get sick and dies? I wonder how they feel about taking testing away from people who need it who either can’t get a test or have their results take weeks instead of the 24 hours players get their results daily. All this to play a F’ing game. It’s selfish. It’s stupid in some cases.

Yes there are sports that can come back. Things like golf and tennis. Fishing and surfing. And maybe even some big sports like basketball which seem to be taking a smart approach. But football seems like a reach at best.

I can’t see college sports coming back this year at all but I’m sure they will try. And again it will be money that is the driving force. And if they do it on large scale players or coaches or officials will get sick and some may pass.

All of us want to return to some kind of normal. But what price is the price of life?

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’ve got to do more video work.
  • I thought I had the baby shark song out of my head but I heard it again by accident.
  • There is no such thing as too hot. Well at least in my lifetime. My kids, I’m not so sure that will be the case.
  • Picking crabs is fun. Eating them is great.
  • I can resist no longer. The current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is the lowest piece of life I have ever witnessed on this planet. This really isn’t a random thought but one that usually crosses my mind several times a day for the last few years. But I try not to dwell on it. Hopefully only a few more months of this nonsense.

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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