Look around you. How many people do you know who effortlessly and authentically convince you that life is absolutely, cosmically, unquestionably as amazing as God intended it to be? Recall the various types of communication you encounter daily. Do you see hope? Do you see joy? Do you see wonder?
Well, to be clear, the house actually belongs to my ex-wife Catherine's folks. Catherine and her husband are visiting from California with our two children and staying there during their visit. My girlfriend Alex and I are visiting for brunch. So there's my ex-wife, her husband, her aunt, her parents, our two kids, their newest [...]
This week I took some time to review the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and I was incredibly moved. The website of The New York Times contains a full transcript of the speech he delivered to Cape Town on the day of his release, after serving 27 years in prison (you can view the transcript here). [...]
Tripp's Excogitation: Anyone (as ALL of us have at one time or another) can return fire with fire. It's as easy as breathing, because we hand ourselves over to our egos. But what if, at any moment of any day, you could consciously CHOOSE your ACTIONS rather than unconsciously SURRENDERING to your REACTIONS? In the [...]
Disclaimer: The following post is written from a place of love. Please read it in its entirety, and understand that no hatred exists within me for any human being. The psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, [...]