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Room and Board

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Saw this picture of what looked like paddleboard school standing in front of a string of condos in the background inspired today’s title. But also the thought of many people being evicted in the coming days and months is also strongly on my mind.

Room and board. Paddleboard meeting on the water. Photo by Mike Hartley

Kind of ironic that the next song I heard was Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. I’m afraid I might have a friend soon without a home. That is a long and twisted tale but homeless is homeless. It might not be long until we all know someone.

Ah, what to do about that and many other ills of the world. Those storms that rolled through Iowa and flattened everything in sight. Many days later still tens of thousands without power. I’ve been through that a few times and it’s not pretty.

So I think I’ll make a donation to the Red Cross towards that tomorrow morning. In addition this week I also have to do something to help someone personally. Be it a stranger or a friend. Being separated sometimes takes those opportunities away and hide them from you. But they are out there.

Stillness. Photo by Mike Hartley
Motion. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • How many older musicians might we never see live again because of the virus closing things down?
  • Seeing my children can sometimes balance out all the other stresses in life because it is so calming and inspiring for me.
  • Coming back to work after vacation is a tough task.

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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