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June 17, 2013

Oh, the places he’s been!

Globetrotting youth returns to Claremore for Father’s Day

CLAREMORE —

For the past few years, Claremore youth Joseph Hutson has been living a life Dr. Suess could have only imagined when writing “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Since moving to Dubai in early 2012, Hutson has busied himself professionally with work on various projects for the Crown Prince of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. 
His budding career as an auteur-in-the-making has taken him around the country and around the globe — to see the windmills of Holland, beneath the Pacific Ocean to film sharks, on safari in the African veldt and beyond.
But for Father’s Day, there was no place Hutson wanted to be more than home with his father, James Hutson.
“I’ve been in town (Claremore) for about two weeks — I asked for time to come back to America so that I could join my family for a conference at our church, Destiny Life Church — that was foremost, but I also wanted to be here long enough to spend time with my dad on Father’s Day,” Hutson said. 
Since being back in Claremore, Hutson has said he’s enjoyed the opportunity to be “doing” less and “being” more, especially in getting to spend time with friends and family.
“It’s really been a joy be back home,” he said, smiling. “Too often in our lives, we’re so busy with our careers and our projects and what we want to get done, we just go full-speed ahead, not slowing down long enough to appreciate what we’re doing or enjoy the results of our hard work.
“Spending time to ‘be’ and not just ‘do’ really helps you to put things in perspective,” he said. 
While such sentiments may sound oddly sagelike coming from a 22-year-old, Hutson has had more than his share of “living” since picking up his camera and moving to Dubai.

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