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Around Town

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A nice ride around town Thursday. Well not town, more like country. The warm breeze and sun hitting my arms and legs getting the last few minutes of strong sunshine to maintain my fading tan. But as my tan fades the colors in nature are starting to explode.

Fall in HoCo Photo by Mike Hartley

The sunlight also did what I was hoping and that was to improve my mood. It seemed like a long work week. I wasn’t getting enough rest and could feel the stress building up. And having the top down with no destination other than enjoying a ride and finding a spot for lunch was the best.

And that spot was Anthony’s NY Pizza and Pasta House in Clarksville. Each time I go there I’m more impressed. It’s a ways from home but quality Italian food is worth a drive. We will be returning.

Finished the day with my two best friends, filled with laughter and fun. I had intended to post when I got home but promptly fell asleep. Thursday is my transition day from a night existence to a normal daytime life. This switching back and forth seems to be taking a much higher tool on life than it used to when I was younger.

I’m trying to hold on for another few years but it’s not going to be easy. Sometimes it’s physically tough, sometimes mentally. But now it seems to be both each week. Such is life. This is an easier cross to bear than many others in these times.

Today music is saving and inspiring me at the same time after that dreary Friday. Sort of like waves hitting the beach. So much so, I want to get up and kick myself in the behind for not incorporating it more in my professional part of the week.

As I was blowing leaves off my deck today I decided to leave this one on the screen alone.

Hang on till spring returns. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The cold this morning royally pissed me off.
  • Does anyone get the feeling everyone is about to explode?
  • Wasted time and wasted opportunities are difficult to overcome but if you don’t you won’t enjoy life. So just move onto something that is worth the time and makes you happy. I think I’ll work on a carving I started for my son.
  • Picking up the camera again the last couple of days feels good.

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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