Joshua Kahler

Nickname in the Road TripJosh, Skid, Septic
Present OccupationReal-estate agent
Where do you live?New Orleans
Where would you like to live?New Orleans
What do you think the mission statement of the Serious Road Trip is?To help restore all aspects of a sense of humanity to those being temporarily deprived of it.. Medicine, food and the means to rebuild being the foundation of it, yet not complete without a chance to smile, make a new friend or otherwise feel human again. In other words, SRT put into practice a response to the truth that [humanity] does not live by bread alone.
What did you do within the Serious Road Trip?Nominally I was a logistician which meant that I tried my best to make things work when the obstacle was human in nature rather than mechanical. I did a bit of setting up, calling up, buttering up, kissing up, writing up, speaking up, shutting up, cleaning up, listening up, liquoring up, staying up and after-donation follow up. I tried to keep us laughing and was once even referred to as a 'morale officer'.
What did the Serious Road Trip do within you?Taught me that determination is everything. and much more important than permission. Qualifications? Yeah, they can be important. I don't want to visit a self-taught dentist. But for most of this, everyone is learning as they go. The difference was in our turning passion into compassion and compassion into action. History is made by such audaciousness and that aspect of human character never waits for accreditation.
If the Serious Road Trip was a well-known person, who would it be?Roger Moore - Fix'em up, paint'em up - He's still good!
What's the most valuable thing you've ever given to somebody?I suppose those things whose values are immeasurable as we all have at times. Other than that, probably the wallet I lost in Kiseljak.
What difference did the Serious Road Trip make to the world?It set an outward example of what it did within me (see above).
What difference did the Serious Road Trip make to you?It's hard to say what difference since I can't imagine my life having been any different.
Choose one word or phrase to encapsulate the Serious Road TripCrunchy
What did you not like about the Serious Road Trip?When a temporary lack of direction or even inability to act because of real happenings outside our control would become a drift. Alcoholism was a problem by no means limited to our organization in the field, but we did sometimes suffer in its effects. A needed discipline was sometimes mistaken for an undesirable conformity in how the organization governed itself.
Propose a motto for the Serious Road Trip"In luctamea et fermentum fraternitas"