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Stop, hey what’s that sound

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The rhythm of the song was guiding me yesterday. Well, not all day, a lot of it was the hum of the mower engine and cutting deck for a few hours but I did tap my feet to some music I listened to before the cut.

Thanks Mother Nature. Photo by Mike Hartley

Don’t you worry, about a thing, those gutters will be cleaned before night. Says the song Three Little Birds. Don’t you worry about a thing, because every little thing will be alright.

I sure hope everything will be alright. Living in times of uncertainty. Maybe we will pull it together for the holidays and the soon approaching new year. I’ve been thinking this is a year that is for giving a bit more.


Well, I went and did it. I was going to let my hair grow for at least a year. I made it 8 1/2 months. My better half reminded me it didn’t look good and I agree, it just needed another year or two. Maybe I’ll give it another shot when I get older. It had reached Jerry Garcia’s length and the curl had returned. And I also have the grey beard, just a little shorter.


There are a couple of things I’m sure of. I try to tell people I love, that I love them, as often as I can. And when I’m gone they will always remember that even though I can no longer say it, they are loved endlessly.

Today was a good example of life. It was so foggy this morning nothing was clear. It was damp and wet which seemed to travel throughout my bones. Then the warmth started and the sun burned through the haze. The rest of the day was beautiful, satisfying, and relaxing. I felt like a fully charging solar panel. And as the song goes, “I can see clearly now the rain is gone.


Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn some important lessons.
  • I think I’ll hit Ocean City next year when they have that cruising weekend. I love looking at classic and custom cars.
  • Hey Cheeto, Does “rounding the turn” include driving through the guardrail to our deaths?
  • Charging all the batteries today for a weekend full of shooting.

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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