|One very big ant.|
My game plan is a simple one. Gather up points every single day I can. Submit. Then repeat. Of course now that I have to leave my comfort zone and range out further than I have in the past that plan will have to be modified somewhat. For example, I have my route all planned out for spending a day in Tampa and gathering over 200 points. Up until now I was able to run around before work. Now I have to take a day trip. To be gone for 3 or more hours in some cases...all because my pride demands I finish in the top 25. I better get a tee-shirt out of this at least! I better change out my heavy jacket for a lighter one as well.
|It does exist!!!|
You can't miss this from the highway. It brings up mixed feelings in me. My family lost sons in both sides of the conflict, and we actually have letters from long dead nephews and uncles that fought on different sides in the same battles. As a human being that has friends of all colors, creeds, sexual preferences and political beliefs the flag also represents some of the worst in we humans. I am also smart enough to know that racism has deep roots and I've done or said things that are racist. I'm human despite my best efforts.
Points are points however...and I am not that desperate to finish in the top 25.
This is Florida after all, and sometimes I do see racism. I also see hope in that, for the most part, Florida is a melting pot of Latino's, Whites and Blacks and every color in between and somehow we all manage to get along. That's something to be celebrated. That's something to be encouraged. That's worth a day trip for.
|St Augustine Lighthouse|