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The good old days

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Nope, not talking about yesterday or the day before that, or the years before that. I’m talking right now, being the good old days. We still have everything we need here in our spoiled USA. Energy, food, shelter, a semi-functioning government, schools, jobs, opportunities.

Running better than most humans this age. Photo by Mike Hartley

Yeah, it cost more recently for some of these things. Just look at what this one action between Russia and Ukraine has changed in short order all around the world. Think about a few more dominos falling at the same time. I’m not saying turn into a Prepper overnight, just think about your situation. If you take nothing else into account besides the weather which seems to be getting wilder, you should have supplies and things needed to sustain your household for at least a few days if not a week or more.

We have lost power for multiple days many times here in the remote area of Woodstock. Lots of woods and above-ground power lines make for poor bedfellows in storms. But so many other simple things affect other critical services. Like our food supply, like we haven’t seen runs on stores in recent years.

I’m not going to go all doomsday but we really have been fortunate for many years and have become spoiled and complacent. So let’s not forget, that things can be a lot worse.

Let’s not forget to show some appreciation this week for the teachers of the world. Without them, the world would be filled with a lot of tackling dummies. Personally, I’m especially proud and will brag all day that we have two teachers in the family. My daughter and daughter-in-law both teach and do it very well. When I listen to them talking shop back and forth I’m amazed at what they encounter and have to deal with. And at the same time amazed at the love and dedication they bring to each of their students.

Tackling Tuesdays. Remember its Teacher Appreciation day. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Stopped by an old favorite today. Bare Bones in St Johns Plaza.
  • Today was a good day, not for the amount of rest I got, but for the rest of it.
  • I know there are some pets I’ve loved a lot more than a lot of people.
  • The Supreme Court is about to make a decision that I hope will galvanize people away from the even more controlling ideas of the GOP. This will be a drop in the bucket compared to the changes they won’t even talk about.

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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