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Even old vets need some sleep

In the wee hours of Veterans Day, I am still awake. It is nearly 4 a.m.

I just finished a post for my blog , which is similar to one I wrote here for Veterans Day. I often wonder when a writer shares similar information or topics, at what point does it become the same article? Are there ever really any new ideas? We write in a similar voice, if we free our minds up simply to write. Is this a good argument for not maintaining multiple blogs?

This old vet is now growing weary and needs to get some sleep.

I am grateful that I have a warm, safe, comfortable place to sleep. If not for the veterans who are shown sleeping in the picture, I might not be as safe and secure as I am.

This morning, despite the cold and rain, I am going to sleep with my window open. I will be awakened at 8 o'clock when the National Anthem plays. When I am, I will whisper a "Thank you" to all who should be honored today.

Good night, to all.

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Rufuszen wrote on November 11, 2015, 7:22 AM

I, too, have wondered about writing on the same or similar articles on two different sites. Can you plagiarise yourself?

MegL wrote on November 11, 2015, 7:27 AM

I write quite a number of articles on similar topics, such as motivation and exercise. I don't think they are the "same" article. I know in school that it helped me to understand a topic if it was told to me in different ways (not just repeated) so I believe I am helping people understand different sides of the same topic.

MegL wrote on November 11, 2015, 7:28 AM

You can plagiarise yourself if you copy your own words and use them again. Not if you say it in a different way.

carolyn wrote on November 11, 2015, 8:25 AM

I like your blog, it is very well written and interesting.

CalmGemini wrote on November 11, 2015, 8:32 AM

Hope you got your sleep and woke up a to hear the National Anthem.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 11, 2015, 8:43 AM

I remember nights in the field curled up against a wall or tree, nothing for comfort but an woolen Army blanket and my olive drab poncho, trying to grab an hour or two of sleep. I was one of the lucky ones. Such nights for me were on training exercises. What dreams I may have dreamed were not filled with the sites and sounds of battle.

As to maintaining different blogs, if the blogs tackle different subjects, then why not? If they cover the same ground, why make twice the work for yourself?

morilla wrote on November 11, 2015, 8:43 AM

So long as you're not just fading away at this particular juncture. As one gets older, wisdom takes hold and battles are chosen more carefully. Therefore, when it comes to 'fighting sleep,' one realizes that the price paid is not always worth the ground gained. Put another way, you learn to stockpile sleep for those times when it is not an option. Put yet another way, while you'll get enough sleep when you're dead, it does help to get some now and again so you can live.

markgraham wrote on November 11, 2015, 9:47 AM

Sleep tight and I salute you.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 11, 2015, 9:57 AM

I hope you sleep good and Thank you and all vets everyday

Colibry21 wrote on November 11, 2015, 10:38 AM

They really do deserve respect. If it weren't for them, who knows what things might be like?

Paulie wrote on November 11, 2015, 11:30 PM

If you CoralLevang are an old vet, I am an ancient one. Happy Veterans Day!

CoralLevang wrote on November 12, 2015, 1:02 AM

I have had issues with insomnia for quite some time. But I do fight it, too. That's another story.