THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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My drafts for the blog have gotten out of control. I started trimming today when I noticed it hit 400. I know, it’s an embarrassing number. I’ve only spent an hour or two and cleaned out almost 100. But I’ve stumbled on a few pieces that have promise.

I’ve also stumbled upon a few pieces that are now dated and no longer relevant. A few timely pieces that I wish I had published but went undone. Missed opportunities. A good reminder for me to be a better finisher.

I’ve run across a few with a good title and a few germinations of thought that need some attention. I’ve run across some total crap, some mostly crap, but sometimes a line or a thought that would be good for a future post.

Cleaning up on Main Street. Photo by Mike Hartley

And while I clean up that electronic mess (already down to about 300 drafts) I’ll get busy on my office mess. Sort of like a fresh start.

At least I can say the yard outside is pristine from a lot of hard work today.

Random Thoughts of the Day (late edition)

  • There always isn’t another day so use each one wisely. I felt good about today but I can always do better.
  • One of these days I’m going to drum up the courage to stop drinking Cokes for a week or two and replace it with water and see how much weight I lose.
  • I just remembered I have a short workweek ahead. Life is good.
  • Getting through a day of physical work without the aches and pains is nice. Though I do feel a little stiff.

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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