The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With One Step
– Lao Tzu
I just turned 65 years old; Medicare, Social Security, fun, and relaxation. For me it’s a new chapter, having a dream, and a journey. Being a former school teacher and educator, I want to raise awareness and educate as many people as I can, young and old, about the mass atrocities, genocides, human rights violations, and refugee situations that have taken place in this world and continue to occur today. This is my dream.
To accomplish this, I will ride. I’m planning on riding a bike around the country, stopping in as many communities as I can, working with schools and organization, and raising awareness with every turn of my pedals. Is it crazy? Probably, but this is my journey.
My target departure date is August 2016. Help me get started! I need ideas, thoughts, suggestions, and a lot of encouragement. So many of you have expertise in so many different areas that I don’t have. I did have a physical exam and all is good. I am mechanically sound. So what do I need? A lot.
I would like a slogan and logo such as “A Journey for Human Rights” or “Journey Against Genocide.” All suggestions welcome. I’d like to land a few corporate sponsors for my expenses. I’m not doing this to make money for myself, but there will be things that need to be covered. When I speak, I will ask for donations which I which will be given to nonprofit organizations of like ideas. I need a recumbent three wheel bike. I also need help building a website to provide information on my journey and my goals. There are many more things, and this is just the beginning.
I’m open to any suggestions to make this journey as successful as possible. One person cannot complete a journey by themselves.
Larry has traveled to Rwanda and Cambodia several times working on peace, reconciliation, and education projects.