I’ve begun setting up some speaking engagements, and I’d love to come speak somewhere near you. I’m speaking to a pretty wide variety of people, from high school and youth groups on up to business organizations and everything in between, about writing, journalism, business, general career advice, chasing dreams, and just …
Had a great time talking Behind the Drive and writing in general with Matt Tullis, writer and human being extraordinaire, and host of the excellent Gangrey the Podcast. Give it a listen if you get a chance.
That’s me and Kenney right after we got our hands on a copy of the book the other day.
You can read a PDF of Chapter 1: The Future, Which Almost Wasn’t at behindthedrive.com by clicking here.
Look — the best, most honest pitch I can give you is that writing Behind the Drive made me a better person. Sorry, I know that’s cheesy, but hey, facts are facts, right?
My silly essay about how to snowboard, which was scary for me to write, which is fitting, because it’s also an allegory about fear.
At one point in Behind The Drive (out in March!), Kenney gives us this delight of a sentence: “And that’s when the fuzzin’ fuzzety fuzz fuzzes came out of me.” Only, in real life, Kenney didn’t say “fuzz,” but another word. This was one of the hardest decisions for me to make …
“I was taught that justice is, you know, a right that ever American should have. Also, justice should be the goal of every American. I think that’s what makes this country special. And to me, justice means that the innocent should be found innocent. It means that those who do wrong should get their due punishment. Ultimately, it means fair treatment.”
When a woman in Tarrant, Alabama got caught stealing, the responding officer didn’t arrest her — he paid for what she stole.
Chris Rock, in a New York magazine interview, on race, Ferguson, Cosby, Robin Williams, Obama, and more.
Ibrahim was vomiting constantly, deeply stricken with Ebola, when he meet Isata Kallon, his nurse at Kenema Hospital in eastern Sierra Leone. He arrived at the hospital with his mother and his older brothers, who were 5 and 8, all of them suffering from the virus. They’d made the trip …
“When you strive to achieve some arbitrary ideal just because others are achieving it, you’re not free.”
LeBron James’s new Nike commercial is maybe the best commercial ever. Why? It’s all about the narrative.