I was on my fourth high school and was sitting in a classroom taking an SAT test. They said it was required to graduate, so I couldn’t skip that day. I had to graduate.
I break things down to their core elements and put them into one of two buckets: Good and bad. Or, as I like to think, light and dark. At their essence, every decision we make in life is based on these two ideas.
At 35 you are full on in the machine of life. You’re married. Maybe you have a child of your own. You have a house. A career. You’re comfortable.
Every time I hear Fool in the Rain I think of Martin and that taxi ride twenty-five years ago. And it always brings a smile.
I consider myself a pretty good writer. Which in itself is a dangerous proposition. The reason is that ego is a powerful force, and once we consider ourselves with lofty regard, we walk a tightrope between humility and pride.
“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.”
A fourteen year old student writes about her fear of school shootings. And breaks her father’s heart.
Texans will take you in as one of their own if you’re willing to let your guard down and accept their eclectic ways.
No matter how badly the politicians want to split us up into two groups with nothing in common, we actually have a LOT more in common than we have differences.
When faced with a storm, some of us confront the rain with a roar.
Manipulation. Don’t let it scare you.
Can we be a healthier, happier America? Jim Mitchem thinks yes, and the answer is less complex than you think.
“You have to be here when I come back.” He smiled and said that he would. I made him promise. He did.
For the first time in his life, Jim Mitchem is without a goal. And he finds it fairly terrifying.
Jim Mitchem on “the line”—at what stage do we start getting older? And why does it matter?
I get it, you’re busy. But who isn’t? When you don’t respond to direct, personal correspondence, it says a lot about you as a person and professional.