In spite of the 9000 miles that lie between them -- both culturally and racially -- after listening to them discuss their passions for their work with troubled horses and at-risk youth, you might think Joe Guy and Ron Johnson were related.
We travel in part to be free of ourselves, the roles and responsibilities of home. Travel allows us to escape those self-constructed constraints of Who We Are and What Our Lives Are, and allows us to live more freely in the moment.
If you listen to the rhetoric surrounding the Gulf oil disaster, much of the talk is about people getting their lives back to normal -- to how things were. But is this really the right focus? Just look at how things have been.