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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Which one? Which thought or thoughts crossing this confused mind will crash onshore today. Never really thought about it much before. The line between TMI with real thoughts and feelings or just surface crap that means nothing. Where is that sweet spot?

You can wait for those waves of thought to crash onshore but don’t fear going a little deeper into that ocean. Photo by Mike Hartley

Usually, I’m so limited on time I’m just glad to get words on a post. Even the writing list of ideas I started a few months ago doesn’t get reflected on often. It could just be me being lazy, but more often than not I just have a few minutes to start and just roll instead of having a preconceived notion of what I want to address today and then struggling and winding up out of time.

Who knows, maybe writing in limited time is an advantage. My random thoughts at the end are always thrown together in the last few minutes. And I do get some positive comments on them. I guess it just comes down to each day and doing the best with the time you are given.

I read where it’s Woman’s History Month. I would like to thank the women that I know through my personal history. Thanks, Mom for always being there and so much love and devotion. Thanks to my Best half who with lots of love and patience has helped me become the best I can be despite the many flaws she started to work with. And also made a family so wonderful that it brings a smile to my face every day. Thanks to my Mother In-law for such love and kindness and stepping in after my own Mom passed. To my Daughter who amazes me in so many special ways all the time. From her being a wonderful teacher to a loving Mom herself and the best daughter any father could hope for. To my Daughter In-law who has helped my Son be so happy and a wonderful loving man and now a father to be. To my Granddaughter who reminded me how precious, fun, and innocent life is. At the same time bringing the child back out again in her grandfather. All the while generating new levels of love in my own heart I didn’t know I had.

Thank you to the professional women in my life that have taught me so much and been so inspirational. Colette, Esen, Phyllis, Alice, Linda, Jean, Danielle, Ada, Shirley, Liz.

I’m kind of excited about this new Baltimore Banner product starting up. This town needs help and community journalism is one way a community rebuilds. Help people connect. Help them organize and win back their streets. Every little bit helps. And if we work on solving the problems the differences between us fade away. There is less to argue about.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Started to support World Central Kitchen today. But I also feel the need to help the local community and the Maryland Food Bank is a fine one to contribute to.
  • I’m very bothered by the very low percentage of plastics getting recycled. So much so that I’m even starting to question if I could do better doing it myself. Better yet could I use it in my artwork. Free material, an artist best friend.
  • The composure of the Ukraine people fleeing the country who have lost everything and know not what the future brings, having landed in a forigen land is remarkable. With all the whineing going on here you would think we were the ones under attack.
  • It’s Taco Tuesday at this HOME. Love me some tacos. And the ranking goes, Meat, Shrimp, Fish, Chicken in terms of favorites. Tonight its MEAT. Ah the simple pleasures of life.

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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