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I’ve earned a day of rest. Well, it won’t be a true day of rest, got to work overnight tonight but kicking back during the day is on the agenda. It feels kind of selfish. I’m not used to it but expanding my horizon. But this means ignoring the multiple TO DO lists. Sometimes I can ignore one, maybe 2 but not all 3.

The morning ride was put on hold because of the rain. I’m glad I had a few minutes to cruise yesterday. Tomorrow will probably be the last of the temperature gauge hitting the 70s here for some time to come. So you can bet I’ll be out and about with the top down for at least an hour or two.

I’m sorry, I’m just drawn to 2 seat convertibles. Photo by Mike Hartley.

Boy, it was tough seeing it get dark at 5 pm. When you work nights it makes it seem longer than it is. I don’t know how much longer I can keep it up. Last year I was thinking 2-3 years. Now it’s more like 1-2. So this could be my last election and certainly the next to last at the most.

It’s a shame people will never know a career in this industry. It’s morphed into something else in the past few years already. But I’ve certainly enjoyed the ride. I’ve started working on some observations, tips, and words of wisdom for my co-workers. Not that I’m a great life expert but working in an industry for almost 5 decades you learn a few things about people and business. And a few technical things along the way. Tonight I’m writing about the mentors I’ve had over the years and the differences in their styles. Also in the many ways and things they taught.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Feeling good about the few things I was able to accomplish today.
  • It’s dangerous for old men to work their asses off. They don’t have much of one left at that age to start with.
  • Despite the coming day being Monday I’m going to make it one of the best days of the week.
  • Actions always speak louder than words. So does inaction. I guess I should get busy.

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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