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Sunsets of life

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A special day in many ways. A celebration of life for an old newspaper coworker and friend who was a fixture in Howard County Maryland and surrounding areas for decades in local journalism and national levels with the Post.

Days close up shop before I’m ready for them too. Photo by Mike Hartley

Good thing we used nametags. Some of the people who came I hadn’t seen in decades. Others I still keep in touch with. But we all are getting on in life, which seems to make gatherings like this even more special.

Chances to share handshakes and hugs. Opportunities to catch up and reflect on time together and how special it was. Mutual appreciation and admiration. And the thought we all saw, participated and thrived in a very special life and now the demise of newspapers.

And then this evening was having a chance to get together with my 2 best friends. Another night of laughter, stories, and plans for new ones. Oh, we solved a lot of the world’s problems. I hope someone was recording it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • How much of whatever isn’t being said, needs to be said?
  • When I tell people that 6 hours is a lot of sleep I tend to get pushback. Good thing I didn’t say 5.
  • I really enjoyed that ESPN series on “The Captian” Derek Jeter.
  • I’m 3 minutes away from getting in a recliner and even though I tell myself I won’t fall asleep I will.

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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