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Another brick in the wall

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I was thinking about doing things over long periods of time. Sticking with it, day by day, week by week, year by year, decade by decade, brick by brick. My personal observation is the younger generation doesn’t stay within the same industry let alone the same company for any period of time.

Photo by Mike Hartley

I should know, I believe our generation kind of broke the mold in a few ways in the 60s and 70s. We didn’t follow in our parent’s path or plans. We wanted to discover and do different things in different places.

I guess I didn’t get the memo though because I’ve stayed in the same industry for over 4 decades. And pretty much at 2 companies. Oh yeah, in the same general area also. I guess I’m not one for much change. Then again all my industry did over my tenure has been changing. So even though the address stayed the same everything inside and out changed.

Such is the upheaval of the newspaper industry from the mid-70s to today. But the old adage is true, the more it changes, the more it stays the same. Good content will still draw an audience.

And now that I helped build some nice buildings brick by brick for others it’s time I build my own home.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’d like to see a better level of officiating in the NBA playoffs. But on the other side of that coin, I take my hat off to anyone who officiates at any level in any sport now. You have my respect and admiration for trying in trying times.
  • I find myself chasing time instead of running comfortably ahead of it.
  • Worth everyone’s attention, Melanoma Monday awareness day. Gives a new meaning to Check Yourself, doesn’t it? It’s more fun with a friend though. Of course, the doctor is best. But there are enough pictures online to show you what to look for.
  • Another long-time friend retiring, I’m pretty sure I’ll be right that just about all my close long-term relationships on the job will be gone before I send my last note. But on the good side, I got to work with them their entire careers. It’s just a little more lonely when they do go.

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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