Archive for November, 2009

Upcoming posts…

Posted on 28. Nov, 2009 by .


Hey guys, been a little slow over here at TRAPPSTR the last few days. A lot of my attention has been on I’ll be updating you all on that in the coming days. Working on some exciting stories that include Vietnamese children, Tebow-mania, and my previously promised “Top 10 songs of the last decade.” […]

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28 things I’ve learned in my 20’s

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .


28 years ago today I came into this world. In honor of my mother’s agony and my waning 20’s, here are 28 things I’ve learned in my 20’s: 1. People, for the most part, have lots of baggage. And what’s funny is that most people walk around thinking their situation is unique or unusual. But […]

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The thing about low expectations

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by .


If your English sucks… If you come from the hood… If you’re fat or short or ugly… If your family is full of crazies… If you don’t have the right clothes… If you only have a high school degree… If you aren’t experienced enough in your field… If you’re really pretty and everyone thinks you’re […]

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Coffee and bullets: Two types of takers

Posted on 11. Nov, 2009 by .


It started with Myspace, escalated with Facebook, and has peaked with Twitter. I’m talking about the friend landgrab–the race on social networking sites for the most friends or followers or buddies or sidekicks or whatever they’re called. These websites provide what our insecure souls crave–tangible and numerical confirmation that we’re… Cool. But as I scan […]

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Posted on 06. Nov, 2009 by .


All right friends, today is the big day! I’ve been working on this project for a couple of months now with my friend Josh McFall and we are extremely excited about it! The website is Josh and I are on a 21-day campaign to motivate Alabama/Auburn football fans to support this rivalry and support […]

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Light posting this week

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .


Quick update. Hey guys, won’t be posting a whole lot here on the blog this week. I’m traveling and speaking at my high school alma mater on Thursday and then have leadership team meetings with Booster on Thursday night/Friday. Also trying to tie up all the loose ends on this project which hopefully (fingers crossed) […]

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You are not your flipping khakis

Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by .


I saw a great tweet recently. From @taylorbrooks, “You are not your job, you are not how much money you have in the bank, you’re not the car you drive, you are not your flipping khakis.” And I agree. Yet most of us hitch our identity to what we have or what we do. When […]

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