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Thinking again

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Thinking about how things change so fast. I accept the fact that things change. But jeez the pace of it is beyond me at times. And I look forward to being further behind the times in the future. I don’t need to keep the pace or intensity of a young me. Or march at someone else’s pace at the job. Or even to others’ expectations of what I should be or shouldn’t be doing.

Didn’t get this sunny shot today. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’ll have to see how that merges with the new management coming in. Life is full of challenges.

The tunes were flowing through my veins this morning. I woke to a home-alone situation so the headphones were unplugged and the speakers turned up. Some classic R&R queued up. The funny thing though is when I shake my head violently today I don’t feel that hair hitting me in the face anymore. Well, things change but that music still sets me in motion like the day I heard it.

It’s always good to start the day in an inspired way. Usually, it’s to say I love you to my better half but she is out. Now I’m sitting here swaying back and forth listening to Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton play “Something” live and relaxing for a few seconds before I have to get moving. Whoops, a tune from The Who came on, no more relaxing, time to crank up the windmill.

It’s voting day for this kid. Not going to wait for the crush on Election Day, plus I’m going to be plenty busy at the job anyway. Elections in newspapers used to be fun. First on a local level for a few decades and then on a national and local level for a few more decades.

I was going to vote over the weekend but time got away from me as it often does. But my better half said I shouldn’t feel guilty about taking some time to rest. So there you go.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m proud I haven’t raced out to get the winning Powerball ticket. I’m sharing the wealth with someone else today.
  • I disagree that time marches on. I’d say they are running at a good pace.
  • I wonder what percentage of the population goes to bed at daybreak?
  • Personally, I’m on a self-checkout boycott.

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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