THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I’m almost done the week working for someone else. In some ways, I’ve been done working for someone else for a few years now. That doesn’t mean I don’t give an honest day’s work and then some. It just means things have changed a lot and I look at it much differently.

Also built by Mother Nature. Can you imagine how pissed off those hornets were when a train would cross over? Photo by Mike Hartley

Work used to be a lot of fun. It was done with many talented friends. We shared many challenges and laughs. I’m glad to say I have still kept in contact with a great number of co-workers over the years and decades.

I guess I’m looking forward to not being so tired and under the gun when I’m trying to do my own work. Also, the full-time hours at night take their toll much harder than when I was younger. It’s much harder to flip back and forth.

I wonder if some of my health-related issues are connected. It’s a little too late to do anything about it now anyway so time to move on to another thought.

Those cool temps last night made me think of fall and winter approaching. And I almost forgot we are still in summer and I’m going to hold on to every last thread of it.

Trying to beat the heat. Photo by Mike Hartley

I almost forgot how lucky I am. Good thing there are a few good brain cells working to remember that one.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I can hear my grill screaming at me to get it cleaned up before the company gets here this weekend.
  • I have to work on powering through some things better.
  • An early morning ride is in order to celebrate the end of the workweek.
  • I’m going to try to spend as much time outside the next three days as I can.

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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