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A window into me

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I wonder how much to write here at times. What do I want to share about myself? I know I probably already have passed the line for TMI but in reality, I haven’t even scratched the surface of sharing me. Sharing in this day and age is also dangerous on social issues.

Columbia. Photo by Mike Hartley

For instance, if I comment on today’s Supreme Court ruling I might offend some people with where I fall on the issue. Well, the term “might” isn’t accurate. I’ll piss some people off. I’d fall clearly at odds with the Catholic church I was brought up in and their position. I would fall on the other side of several neighbors whose support for today’s outcome is probably just as joyous as my sadness is deep. I have some Republican and more devout Christian friends on who I would fall on the opposite side of this issue.

And now I’ve shared my opinion on abortion. I think it’s each person’s right to make the decisions regarding their own bodies. And states that don’t make exceptions for rape or incest or the mother’s health, prove to me common sense has left the building with Elvis.

Tomorrow I’ll find another window to open maybe. I’ve been struggling with some thoughts recently that are painful and troubling and I’d rather keep this more upbeat but life isn’t always that way. So let’s hope I find a positive window tomorrow.

Time for a late-night drive. I need to clear my head. Been working all day and the balance of work and fun is out of sync. So what could be better on a fine summer night than to put the top down and a few miles on the odometer with some music to guide my direction.

Maybe I’ll go down here and do some night photos this evening. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Found some of my dad’s old medical gear from the service. It felt good to just hold it.
  • I’ve always said “I love you” to those close to me. But as each day passes and you get reminders of how short life can be. This should lead you to think even more about those important people and relationships and say that “I love you” with even more meaning and frequency.
  • Gov Hogan has the distinction of the last Republican I will ever vote for.
  • I found an old watercolor set and a few pads of paper. Why not, it’s only been about 4 decades.

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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