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Sequestered Sunday

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Back to our normal programming of observations and takes on life. Spending the day at home and filling it with chores and creative endeavors till it’s time to start at the job that pays the bills. The weekend was a success with laughter, love, and accomplishments. And a bonus today with a Maryland men’s basketball victory over #24 Ohio State.

Yes, some things could have been better but I’ll take what good came my way and be thankful. And I’ve found I’ve been happier with that outlook. Even with uncertainty at the job, I’m relaxed and positive.

I don’t think I can make it all the way to summer without a walk on the beach before then. Photo by Mike Hartley

We were reminded what a brutal sports football can be this week. Everyone, me included was so happy to see a positive recovery so far. But what if the next individual isn’t as lucky I pray it never happens but what kind of impact will that have on a national TV audience? We like our violence though and football is too much of an industry to even think about slowing down.

A 6-year-old shoots an elementary school teacher in Virginia. I guess the only amazing thing about this anymore is the age component. I can’t wait to hear some numb nuts say let’s give teachers guns again so they can shoot 6 year olds.

We have a problem with violence in this country, we glorify it. We might not be able to stop the football juggernaut but we really should make a much better effort with guns and children. And the solution isn’t metal detectors at every entrance and armed guards because we don’t have enough of either.

Food – We had a really nice meal at The White Oak Tavern last night. Great food and service, a little loud but it is a tavern and to be expected. We sat at the high-seat tables around the bar.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • My favorite speakers are in the corners of my room. No gavel included.
  • All is never lost till it is.
  • Boy, that live Christmas tree still smelled great as I was taking it out of the house today.
  • Life is too short for drama and bulls**t. And I’m finding it healthy to shed that stuff.
  • Of course, I love Taco Tuesday but I’m trying it on other nights. This was a good Taco Sunday.

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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