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Figured I’d change things up today and post early in the morning instead of late at night. I really should get more consistent and earlier in the day publishing this. I guess it matters less in this information age. Used to be people who got a morning or evening paper and watched the dinnertime or 11 pm news. Now those things are available 24/7. I still remember waking up to a test pattern on the B&W TV.

There are a lot of people who want things but are unwilling to put in the work to get them. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t help those making an effort along the way though.

Winds and Sand. Photo by Mike Hartley

In 2014, I started out with the intention of doing a daily blog. The most in any year has been 339 posts. Most years I average about 260. So I’ve been unsuccessful so far in that goal. This year I have a chance again. I’m on a 115-day streak. And the weird thought I just had (still not having completed a full year) is why didn’t I set the goal this year of twice a day and really challenge myself?

Writing shouldn’t be a struggle. It should flow like waves against the shore. Trouble is your mind doesn’t let you spend many days at the shore.

I thought of my Mom and Dad when I was editing the other day. Photo by Mike Hartley

Make a charitable donation this weekend and help give someone hope.

When I see a weather report and the temps in the 80-degree range and sunny, it’s like heroin to a junkie.

I find it interesting what officials say after they catch one of these mass shooters that the community is safe again because he has been captured/killed. Of course, that should come with the subtitle “till the next one.”

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • See above.
  • To yard work, or not to yard work, that is the question.
  • I’ve taught my granddaughter a few things so far. But I can see one that I have neglected. It’s in my face when she leaves to return home. We didn’t pick up. I guess the kid in me got too busy playing also.
  • Ops, one more – The more photographic prints I make the more I want to make. Guess I’m old school.
  • Have a good day.

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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