In Florida, people are allowed to be stupid. Although there are many reasons to support this claim, the most blatant can be observed on any highway: riding a motorcycle without a helmet. It can’t be a matter of letting the breeze blow through one’s hair: even bald men do it. And, women seem to be more enamored of the man onto whom they are clinging than their hairstyle.
I recall the words of a doctor, after an acquaintance fell of her bike and hit her head on the pavement (she was wearing a helmet). He said: the difference between hitting your head on the pavement with a helmet vs. without a helmet is the difference between taking an aspirin for a headache and learning again how to speak. And, that was at bicycle speed! It does not take much imagination to figure out what happens at motorcycle speed. And, I don’t have to paint a picture of how the driver and passenger will look, wearing only shorts, tee shirt, and flip flops, if something untoward happens at 60 mph. Beyond their unfortunate fates, it would not be a pretty sight…
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.