As the seconds continue to tick away from 2009, I couldn’t let me burning some popcorn in the break room be my last memory of the decade. So a call came into the asylum about a guy on horseback traveling down Airline Hwy. No big deal was my initial reaction. Then I was told that he traveled from Georgia, now we have something. There was no question that he was on a personal crusade. After weaving through traffic I stumbled upon the “One Fat Cowboy”. He looked like something out of one of those old western movies however a nice conversation he has a great story to tell. His goal is to bring awareness to children’s causes and just make the world a better place. His reason, he lost some young family members to various circumstances. Tragedy struck him four times over and he dosen't want anyone to feel the kind of pain he endured. The trek actually started three years ago but health reasons forced him to put his mission on the side until six months ago. Now he has a full head of steam, a pair of trusted horses, the kindness of strangers, and a following from his travels so far. Before he left on his trek across the Raggedy he passed on three rules he lives by:
Rule 1: Enjoy Life.
Rule 2: Leave a mark. Make the world better than you found it.
Rule 3: Be sure to follow rules one and two.
I wish you luck One Fat Cowboy and we here at the Asylum look forward to seeing you finish your journey, did you know?