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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley



I’ve got to liven up this blog, I think I may be too bland in my content. I’ve got to work on my diversity, my work here is plain. Not plain in a bad way, I will never stop expressing my love of family and friends. I do though go on too much about what mundane stuff is going on around me. So I’m going to try to spread my wings a bit and attempt a little more color in my posts.

I’m going to try to be a little more colorful like this guy. Photo by Mike Hartley

Speaking of more. I guess all this extra moisture is driving snakes above ground. I haven’t seen one all summer and in the last week, I’ve seen 4 now. Some big, some small, but so far we have gotten along fine. They go their way, I go mine.

Sometimes it’s helpful to look at things from a different angle. I’m trying to do that more now. I read a good piece of advice about how to handle someone being a jerk. It said to just imagine them having a severe illness and your response will be much more tempered.

I like the M shape it makes. I’ll have to work that into a logo. Photo by Mike Hartley

Hopefully, I’ll find my voice and my vision and share them often. In looking back in history some of the greatest work has been produced in some of the most difficult times. And we certainly can look at today as a difficult series of years. But they are really easy as long as you have your health.

Sometimes people use filters that keep them from seeing something right in front of them. Photo by Mike Hartley

I feel like I’ve got a lot of creative juices just dying to be released. I just have to get moving and let things roll. I have the tools, I just need to make better use of them. I need to use them because when I do there is satisfaction when complete. There is the fun of doing it while in progress. And sometimes a smile on someone’s face at the end.

My granddaughter might like this one. Photo by Mike Hartley

So tonight starts a creative stretch of 4 days that I will devote some of my time expanding the playing field. Have a great hump day evening.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I enjoy this hot weather. I’m soaking every bit of it in now while I can.
  • Like the song says “Nobodys fault but mine”
  • Sometimes just general yard work is very satisfying when it doesn’t result in too much pain.
  • There are far too many cars with too much horsepower for too many young drivers without the skill to use it. I suggest giving all those high horsepower machines to us old guys who have the experience.

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.

3 thoughts on “More

  1. Serpents are not the way to go Mike

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