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Opportunity knocked

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An open day, well minus a few errands. I almost got giddy thinking about what to do with the time. The biggest pitfall is to kick back and relax a bit; before you know it, there is another opportunity wasted. But not this evening. I gather with friends usually on Thursday evenings but travel and illness have intervened on their part. So onto some creative endeavors.

Going up isn’t always a straight line. Photo by Mike Hartley

But before I did that I got a chance to try to catch up with some people that have been hurting badly. I can’t think of a better use of time than to try to make someone’s day a bit better who really needs it. I think I’ll continue that work tomorrow because one didn’t answer.

I just finished putting up over a hundred shots on the wall of my office to sort through and into words. I hope to arrange that into a picture collage in the shape of the letters to the title of the project. Now I’ve got to go find some cardboard for backing material.

I also have to finish prep for a video tomorrow. My granddaughter liked learning how to take pictures a few weeks ago. Tomorrow I’m going to show her the video camera works. Already printed out some sign cards for her to go through with a nice message for her mother.

I like a productive start to the weekend.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Machines may have artificial intelligence. People have artful intelligence.
  • I sense a cheesesteak sub in the near future.
  • If the guy who plays “Mayhem” on the Allstate commercials retires I might just come out of retirement for that role. Given it feels like I’ve been on the receiving end for some time I’d like to know how the other half feels.
  • The longer I live the more appreciation I have.

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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