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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Thank you to all the families that have given so much.

Flags lined headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Mike Hartley

No more holidays. Let me clarify. No more working holidays a year from now for this kid. I’ve made up my mind to either go part-time or just retire from my job that has paid the bills for the past few decades about this time next year.

Because of my chosen profession, I’ve worked a lot of holidays. I would say a majority of them for the last decade at least. For instance, even when I have a rare holiday Monday off like I do today I work Sundays so it’s not like I get a holiday weekend like everyone else.

Again my choice, but now I’m making another choice. If I stay part time it doesn’t include holidays or holiday weekends. So I salute and commend those who have to work holidays, miss family functions, and have to find ways to adjust to make up for it. And for those who work at making holidays enjoyable for others from the lifeguards at the beach and pools to the soldiers and volunteers putting the flags in at military cemeteries, we salute you. I’m looking forward to volunteering more when I’m no longer working.

I saw a headline in the Wall Street Journal that read “DeSantis would benefit from a little humor.” On the contrary, I find him to be an incredible joke.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Seeking the motivational well this week.
  • A new wall project is taking form.
  • A hobby starts off as fun. If you really get into it and it develops into a passion and then sometimes a love.
  • I’m proving to be a real cut-up. Just ask my scissors.

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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