Excerpts cross-posted from The Rail Blog, New York Times
Written by JIM GATH
“There was a time when the first thing I did when I got to work every day was to look at the previous day’s revenue figures. At 6:30 in the morning.
“Now, the first thing I do every day is walk around Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary and make sure that 34 horses are spending a comfortable, quiet night. I toss a little hay to a few of them and my day begins. At 3 in the morning. Three hundred and sixty five days a year.
“I was in the news media business for nearly two decades and was one of the founders of USA Today. It was a tremendously exciting time in my life, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
“I spent a stint at Turner Broadcasting, where I developed the marketing platform for the 1998 Goodwill Games. I’ve produced college football bowl games and major festivals and concerts. I’ve published magazines and newspapers.
“But none of that compares with bringing a horse all the way back from a devastating injury or watching a field full of horses romping around like a bunch of school kids or just standing quietly, sharing secrets only the two of us know.” Read full post here >>