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I like “When”. It’s the kind of word that inspires motivation. I ask myself when a lot more now because I’m trying to do more. So I’m saying to myself when can I fit that in? When can I get off my ass and start more woodworking? When is the best time of day today to head out and take a few shots? When is the best time to do my blog post? When is it time for a design change?

Sometimes “When” can be fun. When will the first snow be? When will I pick a date to retire? When did they have the baby? When is our happy hour this week? When is our next vacation?

Right time, right angle, right day. It’s easy when someone else sets up the still life for you. Photo by Mike Hartley

I imagine “When” can also be sad. When did he pass? When is the next train, I just missed this one? When will gas prices go down? When is he going to jail?

When is a versatile word and can be used in many ways. So before I go too far and you ask when will this mindless stream of thought stop. Well, when I’m ready.

Onto the next topic on this fine Monday, which is the day’s challenge. I am setting up a new iPad with my better half. I used to love Apple products. Probably was my primary OS for a few decades but Windows and UNIX have been in the last few decades. I’ll get her moving this afternoon and RTFM tonight myself so I can try to answer questions when they come up.

What a surprise, just like everything there is no manual, it’s all online help. I’ll still read up tonight and offer some suggestions throughout the week. I’m just so glad she has a larger screen to work with.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I watched the sun come up in Ocean City this morning. I just wish it wasn’t online. It was still a good feeling.
  • I’m sorry, I’m already tired of turkey. When my better half said she was thinking about a spiral ham for Christmas a wave of relief hit me.
  • It feels good when a day has been productive, decisions made, and actions taken.
  • Feeling inspired to decorate a bit more this holiday.

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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