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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Learned a few things today. First is that 6 hours of sleep does not cure the fog of being up for 24 hours. Second is that work takes more energy than I would like to acknowledge. My Monday plans are always more ambitious and grandiose than my powers can meet.

I also learned that while many aspects of life can be disappointing, many others can give you joy and make life good. So look for things that keep you healthy. For instance, today I thought about what carvings I can do for my grandchildren and started to sketch some things out.

I learned that I’m better at overcoming physical pain than mental pain.

I told myself there isn’t an excuse any longer for not taking new images every day. And I’m going to stick to it even if I’m not feeling well or unhappy with the results, I’ll use something new every day. And below is that image for today outside my front door.

Go Lakers. Yeah, those are their colors. Photo by Mike Hartley

Media Thoughts – It’s not what happened to Carlson and Lemon today. It’s where they go or fade into that is the matter. Will they go quietly as a footmark in media history or will they reappear and create even more of whatever you call that type of media? I personally don’t have a clue how it will play out. Carlson is so popular that NewsMax might go for him or maybe he has his own political aspirations. I have a feeling that Don will have a harder time catching on again.

I liked Don at one time years ago but he seemed to become too full of himself in recent years. Carlson, I loathe. He has done great damage and I hope karma catches up with him beyond just losing his job at Fox.

I can’t wait to live in a time where Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun don’t matter anymore and all that matters is the day. And then the next day and the day after that. Where time is measured with visits with my family and time with friends. And what arts I choose to work with that day. Where weeks and months lose significance and time becomes seasons. Where holidays blend into any other day. Where the day to cut the grass is the day convenient for me. Where I don’t have to check the schedule and can jump into the car put the top down and not have to return at a specific time. One can dream, can’t I?

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Sometimes I don’t have anyone to talk to so I talk to myself.
  • I love the times of year I can step on my front porch when I wake and feel the sun hitting me.
  • There are some things you learn through time that are painful.
  • It’s okay to realize you might not have made the most of today as long as you don’t repeat it tomorrow.

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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