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Which one


Either I’m slightly younger than most of my contemporaries at work or they planned better than I have. Probably a little of both but an awful number of people I’m close with have or are retiring now. Which makes the job seem very different and not as much fun as it once was.

I noticed this trend about a decade ago when a number of people began retiring. Either people at my current job or longtime friends I’ve worked with. And yes a lot of them are slightly older. But today I was talking to someone my own age, another multi-decade newspaperman, and he is retiring. I was congratulating him on a significant company award and he shared the news.

Well, all I can say is it gets more and more lonely each year. Not that I don’t like the youngsters, it’s just we don’t have a history as I did with so many oldtimers.

I was looking through old photos and I was looking at this one when I heard Christine McVie passed today. I really liked her song “You make loving fun.” I always thought of my better half when I heard it. Photo by Mike Hartley

You make loving fun video from 1977.

Felt like I needed a little color today. Photo by Mike Hartley.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Music again reminds me of the importance of living in the moment. And the ability to let myself go with the flow.
  • The wind is nature’s way of sweeping.
  • That will be me you hear cursing the cold at 5 am when I’m taking the trash out.
  • Time to go Christmas tree shopping. I hope I don’t forget the smelling salts when I pass out from the price of trees this year.

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.

5 thoughts on “Which one

  1. Are you looking forward to retirement?

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