Posted to Facebook in my album, "People Who Inspire Me" on November 6, 2015
When the spa (Mountain Waters) was going from the Watsu pool house to an actual spa in late summer 2003 Joe was onea the dudes building it, and I was painting it. This is how we met… I walked outside to get something from my truck and Joe was out there with 'Wharf Rat' from The Grateful Dead's 'Skull Fuck' record blaring from the van (Pearl) parked on the front grass. Literally from the second I heard that and looked at him we were instant tight bros. Just like that! Then I got to know him really well over the years. (His whole clan – Shawsburg – is freakin’ incredible!)
With all the shit my body has thrown at me since then no one’s come close to helpin’ me out if I have ever needed it like him. He’s just such a good guy. When I watch the way he is with his family, with his friends, and get to just hang out with him I sometimes just get lost in the thought that you can’t find a better person than him. He’s as solid as they come. I’m lucky I can call him my bro.
Fuck yeah Joe!
Stuff Writin' About Kinda Guy
I am a simple guy who likes to dream of the impossible and go after it. I have found fun in writing about my journey as well as other things that inspire me too.