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Don’t get burned

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I was like this seagull below the last few days. I cruised in the heat of the day but didn’t get burned. Sort of like the safe zone he seems to be soaring in. I’m probably not as cautious as I should be about sun exposure. I have very close friends with skin cancer issues so the warning is right in front of me.

Seagull cruising between the fire of the sky last night at sunset. Photo by Mike Hartley

Nothing on me got burned and that should be the objective each time. Since I got married many decades ago, she has been good at reminding me to do the sunscreen. I don’t remember using it before I met her. But I do get lazy and have burned in the past, mostly from staying out too long. My children reminded me a few months ago when we were talking about ocean trips of them looking out the balcony of me on the beach still at 5 pm doing my best impression of a cooked lobster on the beach.

When the kids were young I would be out at sunrise trying to make sand animals on the beach. Maybe come in for a coke and sandwich at lunch and back out. If I didn’t just skip lunch altogether. Now at the most is 3-4 hours at the beach. A long break and maybe the pool in the afternoon for another few hours at the most.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Peace of mind is a fleeting thing somedays. But I’m on a roll this week.
  • I really shouldn’t have stopped in Candy Kitchen before leaving the beach.
  • Tomorrow is going to be great. I hope to share some of it with you.
  • I have an electrician coming tomorrow to save me from a shocking experience. Till I get the bill.

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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