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The road trip to humility

"You think you are better than me"

We were returning from a long trip down to Georgia to see my son in a concert. We were traveling a total of 800+ miles in two days for a 40 minute concert. You cannot calculate the ROI on this, so don't try.

When you spend seven plus hours in a car with your parents, the possibilities of conversation can be wide and at some points deep.

One of the more difficult subjects anyone can have is about religious practices and beliefs. Another one where I grew up is what basketball team you pull for. Yes they are on equal footing when it comes to discomfort.

Persistence Alone

On Tynan

My grandfather grew up in a small apartment in Lawrence, Massachusetts with fourteen older brothers and sisters. His mother stayed at home to watch after the family, and his father worked in a dry goods store.

His parents came from Italy to Ellis Island with no money. He grew up poor.

When he was ten or so he began to work at the dry goods store as well. His job was mainly to run into the rat infested basement and get tins of spaghetti to bring upstairs. He was allowed to keep a portion of the money, but most of it went to his parents.

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