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Live and learn

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I’m full of progress lately. It feels good and rewarding in itself. Taking joy from simple tasks and big ones alike. I’ve discovered late in life it’s about how you go at and interpret life. That can really change many things about the joy experienced and outlook forward. It also can help you deal with past and present issues more effectively.

Sailboat Jeopardy Photo by Mike Hartley

I should have taken some clues earlier in life from both personal and professional friends. But I have it now and I’m developing that more positive attitude and life is good.

Better late than never. No that isn’t my boat or chairs.

One of my best friends purchased a new home on the water. I couldn’t be happier for him and his better half. It looks like a beautiful place and I’m excited as hell about spending some time with him there. But my thoughts are consumed with the coming distance between us. It will be a big change, being we have always lived about 15-20 minutes away from each other. There was even a time when we lived together at my Mom’s house. Plus he lived in a home in the neighborhood I grew up in for the last 3-4 decades and it’s like going home when I see him. I sometimes take a cruise around the old hood before or after a visit. It’s going to be a change for me but I’ll adapt. One of my favorite phrases from one of my favorite movies Animal House is “Road Trip”. And I love to drive so there are no excuses.

Who knows, he might find me living in his garage.

I’m not sure if I want to go to the lakefront if I can’t go to Clydes.

Columbia lakefront. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I made good choices today so far so I’m going to go with the flow.
  • Some nights the mute button comes in real handy.
  • Each day now it seems like I see a story of a restaurant or small business I know going out of business for good. It breaks my heart because of the people. Both the owners, employees but also the community. There is too much of this already and it’s getting worse. Please think about supporting your local businesses. Amazon, Walmarts, and fast food places already have enough money.
  • Music link of the day – CSN Wasted on the Way

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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