Monday, January 29, 2007

Looking for Joe Sacco

A couple months ago, in Las Vegas, I met a guy named Joe Sacco. I may have mentioned Joe in this blog once before, but I can't remember for sure. Anyway, Joe is an activist--a very passionate advocate for Las Vegas's homeless population. In the short time I was able to converse with Joe, he really impressed me as a great person. He is the kind of person who makes a lot of personal sacrifices to do what he knows in his heart is the right thing to do, especially when the law tries to say it's the wrong thing to do.

I tried to e-mail Joe earlier this evening, but my message bounced back. In my subsequent search to find a valid e-mail address for Joe, I've happened upon some interesting web pages that help demonstrate why I intend to meet up with him again next time I make it to Vegas. Joe Sacco is very representative of the kind of people I'd hoped I'd meet when the idea of Aimless first took root in my head. I don't necessarily mean homeless advocates or good-hearted people. I mean there is just something about Joe that makes him interesting. And he's great in front of the camera. The camera did not affect him at all.

I want to tell you all about what happened while I followed Joe with the camera, but I also want to keep it a secret for now so you'll appreciate it more whenever I finally finish the trailer I'm working on. So until then, let me direct you to some of the web pages I found while searching for him.

There are a lot more articles where these came from. Here's a good place to start finding them, if you're interested.

I haven't found a valid e-mail address for Joe yet, but I do have his phone number. I'm not much of a phone person, but I guess I can call him if I don't have any luck finding another e-mail address. (I already sent a text message. No response yet.)

Update: February 6, 2007 - Joe is running for Las Vegas City Council. Visit Joe Sacco's campaign web site.


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I've changed my mind about disallowing anonymous comments. Even though I wish people would use registered aliases or nicknames when commenting, I realized that disallowing anonymous comments kinda makes me an asshole. It was one snotty step toward exclusivity on a web site that's all about inclusivity.

Anonymous comments are once again allowed. I apologize for being a prick.