There have been a couple of Oscar-winning movies in recent years dealing with the disconnects between people in different walks of life. One was "Babel," which tells the story of how a random act of violence connects people in dirt-poor Mexico, terrorist-scarred Morocco, posh Japan and a wealthy American suburb. The other was "Crash," a study of modern-day Los Angeles in which, to paraphrase a line of dialogue, some people exist in such isolated worlds that it requires a car accident to bring them together.
The truth is, many of us do live in our own bubbles. There are some, though, who don't wait for a fender-bender to reach out to the less fortunate. As this week's Exhibit A, look at Sean Clancy and Bill Rasmussen, a pair of Huntington Beach residents who kayaked from their hometown to Catalina Island on Saturday to raise money for the charity Dream Street Foundation.