THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I feel like the wind isn’t filling the sails or lungs any longer. If there is a wind it’s a headwind. No problem, I learned to paddle at a young age. But that takes a lot of energy and my reserves are low. So I’m looking for a way to catch my breath.

I love Maryland waterways. Photo by Mike Hartley

Getting to work is a good way to correct that I’m guessing. So today we push forward with a few projects. I rested last night so it’s catch-up time with prints from the shore. I’d really like to do some shooting today and maybe even start some sketches.

But then there are the responsibilities. Stuff like moving wood, caulking the front porch, bringing in patio furniture, and a mountain of paperwork to read/act on. Oh and let’s not forget working tonight into tomorrow morning for 11 hours.

I have my health. I have a positive start to the day. I have my family. I have tools to create with. I should get to work because I’m a lucky man.

Life Tip of the Day – Put the smartphone away and hold someone’s hand.

Parents know best.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I could use the comfort of a pet today.
  • There are a ton of decisions to be made in a short amount of time.
  • Feeling focused and scattered at the same time today.
  • I hope we get lots of trick-or-treaters. There is far too much candy I like in that big dish.

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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