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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Welcome to the furnace. Even in the shade, it’s hot. But I still enjoy being outside in it. As long as I can take some breaks inside the AC occasionally. But either the coverage of people expiring because of the heat is a lot better or more are succumbing to the elements in recent times. I haven’t done the research to see if it’s increasing but my gut says yes.

I know it seems strange but this is great grilling weather. Because when you step away from the grill the temps don’t seem too bad. We got some St Louis-style ribs and I’m going to try to slow smoke them tomorrow.

I think I’m going to get into cooking more being eating out is getting so expensive.

Fire’m up. Photo by Mike Hartley

When I came in to take a break from the heat, I had been using the vibrating hand sander and didn’t realize it was going to take my fingers a few minutes to recover and get on the same page again. I’ve been slacking on a couple of woodworking projects so I thought I’d spend a few hours making some progress.

I get a lot of satisfaction out of something taking shape from a chunk of wood. Now I just have to use the tools at my disposal fully and what is in my mind.

A mix of masonry. Photo by Mike Hartley

Another day of warmth ahead. I’m going to be up early to soak some of it up. Hopefully grabbing the camera and venturing out and about.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Going with the flow in your creative endeavors sometimes is the best path.
  • I wish I didn’t feel that such dangerous days were ahead.
  • Could Johnny Depp and Amber Heard just GO AWAY?
  • The best part of when you cook for yourself is you can season for yourself.

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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