Interview – Pat and Bruce


We're Living

the Dream



“Take care of ourselves, so we can give to others. Life is not for stress; it is for community and doing some good for the world. We were lucky, sold our house when real estate was at a high. We live below our means and are not caught up in materialistic things. We explored for eighteen month, met a lot of great people, and now are settled in our magical house on the hill. It is a paradise, and our life is filled with love. Take care of yourself, work on mastering where you are, let go of obsessing on where you are supposed to be in life, and above all, give back. You will be happy.”

“I can tell you that Pat is a wonderful person and humanitarian. She gives of herself to the underserved without reservation or compensation. She volunteers at two clinics in Tucson, St Elizabeth’s and Clinica Amistad.  Her work with Sergio (I’ll get to him in a second) is amazing. Me, I’m a retired CPA who then became a stock trader for the last twenty years.  I can tell you this; I am the luckiest man alive to lead exactly the life I want with the best companion.  Pat and I have been together for twenty-three years and have never married…don’t fix what ain’t broke as we say in Texas. Life is about community, not about political bickering or class separation. I’m not sure where we’ll be next, but sometimes it’s nice to not know what’s coming.”

We are living the dream. I’ve never fully read the Bible, but I live by this standard. ‘Luke 6: 37 – Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.’”