I am honored to be the fortieth veteran photographed for Jo Ann Santangelo’s “Proud to Serve” photo essay tomorrow. I will be hosting her for a night at my mother’s Paint Horse Ranch while she travels across the United States photographing a select few of us who have been discharged simply for being who we are. Not only is Jo Ann a photographer whose works have been featured in Food & Wine, The Washington Post, Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, The Boston Phoenix and the Austin Chronicle, but she is also kind to our environment. She is a photographer / pedicab driver in New York City! How cool is that?