Sleepless in Florida

May 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I think that I will produce a new movie called "Sleepless in Florida" because lately; that is what I have become.  And since sleep evades me, I might as well try to be productive.

My wife and I we're discussing blogging this evening, and I told her that to blog is not an easy  task.  Trying to write something that someone would be interested in and identify with is, sometimes, a daunting task.  

I have been extremely moody these past couple of weeks, which may be contributing to my being up at this time of night, and I think I finally figured out why.  I've been a bit outspoken on Facebook lately, which is unusual for me.  I've been responding to and sharing posts containing any mention of vets and the "Memorial Day" holiday.  All of the "political" media attention on the television lately seems to have touched a nerve. 

As with a lot of people, I was never very aware of our vets as a rule.  I would think about them when the holidays rolled around, looking forward to a three day weekend when I was working in the real world.  Then not giving them much thought after that.  

When we moved to Florida and I became the volunteer officer/photographer for our local chapter at Gator Harley Davidson, I thought that it would be a great way to meet people, have some fun and hopefully get some free promotion for my business.  It may have started that way, but it has become so much more.  Our chapter has many members who are vets.  I go to other Harley events and meet even more vets.  I watch them, I talk to them, and I photograph them.  Many are old, tattooed, and a bit weathered.  I look at their faces, and cannot fathom what these men and women have experienced and endured.   1C6B1989-Edit.jpg1C6B1989-Edit.jpg I guess that having the honor of being a part of this Harley family, and being more exposed to the people who have served our country and protected our liberties, has made me more sensitive to the causes of our veterans of this country.  I am probably the least political person you'll ever meet, but what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong.  Our veterans deserved more respect from not only our political leaders but we, as people.  


The "Vietnam Movable Wall Memorial"

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That's all I need to say..Good Night Florida.



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