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Lessons from my grandparents

Lessons from my grandparents

  When I was born, I was lucky enough to have not only four living grandparents, but two great-grandmothers. They all lived within 30 miles of us in New Jersey, so I got to see them every few months. I’m still blessed to have my maternal grandfather in my...
What matters to Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray

What matters to Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray

On Wednesday I braved driving rain and deep puddles to hear Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray speak at USC’s Ground Zero Coffeehouse. It was worth getting soaked to hear this great preacher share what matters to him and why. Here’s a Storify summary of...

Good is the enemy of the Best

While the main enemy of Best is Worst, the sneakiest foe is Good. Good encourages people not to fight for what’s Best, to be satisfied with what’s merely fine. Examples abound: The speech you’ve written down but not memorized. The young couple...

The luckiest person in La Canada

One of my loyal blog readers sent me these pictures from a recent accident involving a local young man. He’s lucky to have walked away from this unscathed. Don’t text or fiddle around with your iPod when you drive, or this might happen to you. And you...