THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Saturday morning musings

Leave a comment

It’s not the size of the fan its the size of the spirit in the fan. Photo by Mike Hartley

If water tasted as good as Coke it would be a lot easier to stay healthy with my fluid intake. And if tofu tasted as good as baby back ribs solids would be no problem. You know I think I could come up with an endless argument against healthy living if I were to go by taste alone.

I was so hoping to see the Philly 76ers collapse for the 3rd time in a row. I have to cheer for the Hawks, they have two former Maryland players.

I guess the trick in life as you age and experience more health issues is to keep that positive attitude and make the most of what you can in time and activities.

I think I’ll give up on the Catholic Church before they deem me not acceptable because of my beliefs. I guess it’s been coming for a while. That mixture of political divide getting into the church leadership and parishioners. If we can’t even worship together with some basic commonality then we certainly aren’t going to make it together outside the pews.

Sometimes when I’m pushing the mower now I think of the time I did that as a teen. I wonder how much time in my life I’ve spent cutting grass. And now that I think about it I don’t want to know that number. But I am happy that I’ve had the health to do it. Because about a dozen years ago after some surgery, I said just give me my health enough to get back and mow the yard again regularly and I’ll never complain about it again. Because if I can do that I can do a lot of other things also.

Every once in a while I get a real fear of not having much time left. And then I usually get up and pick up the pace.

Making a commitment to something doesn’t mean that if other priorities in life take over that you should feel guilty or remorse about failing to meet that original goal. Only if you don’t pick up again and get moving should there be ill feelings. And yes I hope I’m back more regularly in the coming months.

My best friends and I were sitting around the grill as we had some tunes on deck going and thought about how lucky we were growing up in the ’50s ’60s and ’70s and having such wonderful music made. I guess every generation has their hit soundtracks but somehow we felt blessed with an abundance of great ones we were given that seems to have endured the test of time.

I’m having my pool filled in. Will I be able to now say I walked on water?

You know what social media has really done. It’s pointed out how different we all are and that for as many people there are there will be that many different opinions. And that makes a lot of people very uncomfortable. And therefore the defenses/offences (depending on your nature) are up not just online but in face to face situations.

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.

Leave a Reply