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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

A new path

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I’m optimistic about this day. Maybe our country needed a little hardship to refocus. We are still far too selfish. We got to work better together. And I think we will and can. As long as we all are involved.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Dignity Restored – I was watching the wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery today and felt comfortable again that dignity was being restored to my parent’s resting place. Something that is respected and cherished by the Commander and Chief. Someone who knows sacrifice and service. Someone not using hollowed grounds for a prop.

Important words on headstones at Arlington. Photo by Mike Hartley

It would gall me watching 45 go there because he had no understanding or appreciation of what those men and women buried there who fought for the rest of us. When you go to this cemetery it’s no longer about you. And that is where he is lost because everything is about him.

Important words on headstones in Arlington. Photo by Mike Hartley

When I visit I walk around that path Presidents took today to watch the changing of the guard when I visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I try to stand in a different spot each time. I love watching the precision of the Old Guard.

Words on headstones at Arlington. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day.

  • You would think with all the random thoughts rattling around in my head I could remember a few when I go to write them.
  • Ledo pizza with pre-cooked bacon. Life is good.
  • It actually feels good when I get off the treadmill. I think that is because the couch is close by to catch me.
  • I just got one of those Ninja health mixers. Would it be wrong to make a milkshake with it before I start the healthy stuff?

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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