Enjoy the ride

A profound reminder that the journey is just as important as the destination

Updated: May 3, 2012, 1:28 PM ET
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

I CAN REMEMBER the first time I met Kyle Lehman. He wasn't even supposed to be in my class for that blessed semester I taught at the University of Montana, but I suddenly had an extra spot, and I looked at the next name on the sign-up list. That name was Kyle's, and I called him into my office. In came this classic mountain kid with a flannel shirt and a patchy beard. He said all the right things, about wanting to be a good writer, about caring. He smiled a lot too. He had perfect ...

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