THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I spend a fair amount of time on the computer because that is my job. So I do a bit of prusing the airwaves when I take a break and find out what is happening in my community and the world. Thank goodness my real life experience with people is a lot more positive than what I see online.

The hostilitiy level and intolerance for each other seems to be going in one direction and that is down. I used to enjoy debating with people but that is out the window anymore, to the point where I avoid it and keep my beliefs to myself or only those closest to me.

Find your happy spot. Photo by Mike Hartley

So most days I’m just looking to finding that happy spot. From simple things like keeping off the main roads when possible and not traveling at peak times and just being as nice as I can and avoiding negative encounters when out of the vehicle. Listening and not engaging people who share a drastically different opinion or view. And in some cases just avoiding some people who I know have wildly differnt views of reality.

At this age I have all the friends I need and my family continues to grow and be very close. So those sweet spots with them and at home are all I need. Well the occasional trip to the beach of course and my life is complete.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I feel like this has been a lost week of opportunities.
  • I consider myself one of the luckiest parents and grandparents alive.
  • I like being committed to things. Then again some think I should be committed.
  • Way to go Maryland TERPS. Onto the next round.

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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