The first thing Joe Thompson said to me when I walked into Bluegrass Tavern last week was “I’m starting a movement that could possibly change the world. Write this down.”
For a man battling stomach cancer, sickly is not a word that would describe the 73-year-old bar owner, who’s been given a prognosis of any day now. He sat at a table surrounded by friends he calls family, and the moment I plopped down beside him I was considered the same.
His movement, which he dubbed “Rebel With a Cause,” focuses on education.