A Harley, a Lunch Truck, and the Orlando Homeless

Grilled_Cheese_food_truckI am a terrible person.

I owe you an apology.

Not a damned thing has come from this keyboard this year. Well, nothing of any substance anyhow. I feel bad about this. Not TOO bad, mind you, but it does weigh on me and I’ve lost sleep over it. I’ve contemplated throwing myself in front of a bus, but I fear that wouldn’t be enough penance. I don’t know what to do, so here I am, on my knees, begging your forgiveness. Please don’t leave. Just hear me out.

Like you, I’m a very busy person.

I don’t have nearly enough time in the day to be both productive and fun. I can be one, or the other, but lately, I’ve found it impossible to be both. I’ve reached somewhat of an impasse in my writing. I’ve stuffed my face with too much pizza – bitten off more than I can chew. I can be an idiot sometimes – just ask my ex-wives. I’ve also been fighting off Chinese hackers – no lie. They’ve been assaulting my website. I think I pissed them off somehow, which is… plausible.

I have several great topics that interest me right now.

First, I’ve begun writing on the homelessness problem here in Orlando. This is serious. This story will have you shaking your head, it surely shocks me. The problem is that I care so much about this problem that I want to do it perfectly. Thus, I suffer like a deer in the headlights. I’ve discussed the topic in-depth with a few people and it has meat. I fear, though, that it might be bigger than me. To truly reveal the depth of this tragedy requires more resources than I can muster, but it’s so important to me that I want to carry it. I want this badly. I need to find or perhaps even create a charity to channel any support my words might generate. Help!

Alzheimer’s in jail?

I also have interest in the treatment of the mentally impaired by the legal system. This has personal roots and affected me in the most egregious way a few years back. Our society is expanding its’ horizons and understanding of mental processes and we now see that many people are impaired, and many more are on the way. How does the legal system treat the mentally impaired? As our population ages and our lifespans stretch out, more and more Alzheimer’s and dementia victims are being arrested and processed in our jails. People are dying – needlessly. Nobody’s doing anything about it, and the chances are that you will have a family member put in this situation. Can you imagine your confused and elderly mom or dad being arrested for something petty and spending a few days trapped in a concrete and steel cell with a rapist or murderer? If this hasn’t happened to you yet, it will if things don’t change. This story will be released later this year.

Lastly, I have to revise and add some material to my books.

I want to -no- need to. I also want to share my motorcycle riding experiences with people in the hope that I might save a life. Bikes are fun, but I’ve lost too many friends on them for stupid reasons. I owe the world my experience, it might be the only thing I can truly give back, and the finest way to honor their memories.

So, please don’t be harsh with me.

If you have any comments you believe I’d like to hear about, weigh in. Yell at me. I’m a big boy, I can handle the assault. I won’t call the police. Thanks for hearing me out.

Oh, and I also want to buy and run a lunch truck. Long story. Sex, drugs, rock and roll.

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