Retired from the rat race, and now a stay at home dad. Amateur photographer who attempts to write American Haiku in the style of Jack Kerouac to go with some of his photography, as he debates about becoming a professional photographer
eating a meal with Katie in a restaurant in Rock Hill, a man paid for
our meal today, with a thanks for my service to our country. I had my
Vietnam Era Veteran ball cap sitting on the edge of the table. The man,
who was near my age thank me twice for my service and shook my hand upon
his leaving of the restaurant. He also
welcomed me back home. I think he made have thought that I was actually
in Vietnam. From 1970-1974, I was in the Navy and had to put up with all
the hate directed at the war, and the military anytime I was off base
and in uniform.
Fortunately or unfortunately, I was one of the
many people who enter the military during the Vietnam War that didn't
serve in Vietnam. To my knowledge, no nuclear power submarines provided
support to the Vietnam War. Most of the subs were too busy following
Russian submarines, that were tracking our carrier fleet.
have 10 years of military experience in two different branches of the
service, and was surprise that someone would take the time to thank me
for that service.
Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family, one of four
“big cats” that belong to the Panthera genus, and the largest of all
cats, living or extinct. The magnificent tiger is a heavily muscled,
powerful predator that stalks and ambushes large prey, camouflaged by
its stripy coat. Notice how well the tiger’s coat blends into the stone
wall behind him. Photo taken at the Riverside Zoo and Gardens in