This is the story of Joe from the beginning to the present. Joe grew up in a small community in the mountains of Wyoming and was involved in all the crazy hillbilly activities of the region. He rode bulls and horses in the rodeo and spent the weekends finding interesting ways to hurt himself. Joe was under constant pressure during his youth from the church and the religious fanatics in his family.
When Joe became a teenager he joined missions with the Nondenominational Church and traveled to Australia where he worked to help out and convert the Aborigines. He traveled deep into Mexico with the same missionaries where they helped an impoverished community construct a 25,000-gallon water tank using only shovels and their hands. Joe also worked in the soup kitchens of Skid Row in the inner city of LA.
His relationship with the church deteriorated when he started asking too many questions and he decided to search the world for the answers that he sought. He joined the Army after the trade towers went down and got lost in the ugliness of that world. After getting out of the Army he hit rock bottom. He was suicidal and out of control. He ended up in jail where he decided to give life one last try.
Lost and searching for truth he moved to Maui, Hawaii and became a kayak guide on the beautiful Pacific. During that time Maui took him in and provided many of the answers he was searching for. The kayaking gave Joe an outlet for the rage and pain in his soul. After a few years on Maui he headed to the continent of Antarctica where he would end up spending 40 months - most of which was at the South Pole.
During the long dark South Pole winters Joe began exploring the world of dreams and became quite knowledgeable about that magical place and how it relates to the reality of our waking life. When he was not in the Antarctic he was traveling the tropical islands of South East Asia and the Pacific. Later Joe became a Dive Master and settled down in... Download and start listening now!