Trip Jennings

Trip Jennings is a journalist, music aficionado and happily married father of two. He spends most days behaving like a grown up, but occasionally he reverts to adolescence. Like that night in New Mexico when he tried to sleep under the stars during a camping trip only to freeze after the temperature dipped to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Or that time in Red Hook, Brooklyn, when he and his friends nearly closed down a bar. Or all those moments in the car when he's sung along to songs with his son and daughter. Being all grown up is cool. But enjoying life is more fun.

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    New Mexico moon

    New Mexico moon

    — 1 week ago
    Colors over the #Sandias #NM

    Colors over the #Sandias #NM

    — 1 week ago
    #sandias  #nm 

    Don’t know about anyone else, but the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ soundtrack makes me nostalgic for paisley, vinyl, ‘Sanford & Son,’ ‘Chico and the Man’ and ‘Welcome Back Kotter.’ #70s

    (Source: Spotify)

    — 1 month ago
    #music  #spotify 
    Last night’s sunset #NewMexico

    Last night’s sunset #NewMexico

    — 1 month ago
    #newmexico 
    The Sandias, late afternoon #NewMexico

    The Sandias, late afternoon #NewMexico

    — 1 month ago
    #newmexico 
    Angry sky in#NewMexico

    Angry sky in#NewMexico

    — 2 months ago
    #newmexico 
    #NMsunset # fierysky

    #NMsunset # fierysky

    — 2 months ago
    #nmsunset 
    #fathersday meal #DimSum #Albuquerque

    #fathersday meal #DimSum #Albuquerque

    — 3 months ago
    #fathersday  #dimsum  #albuquerque 
    Moon over Albuquerque II

    Moon over Albuquerque II

    — 3 months ago
    Moon over Albuquerque

    Moon over Albuquerque

    — 3 months ago

    nprglobalhealth:

    The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World’s A Soccer Field

    The global reach of soccer never ceases to amaze me. I travel all over the world, sometimes to incredibly remote areas. More often than not, when I get there, somebody is kicking around a soccer ball.

    It doesn’t matter if it’s Asia or Africa or Central America. Kids make a goal out of a couple of backpacks, throw out a ball and the game is on. The “ball” could be a knotted towel or a tennis ball or a tattered leather shell that’s barely holding air.

    The energy of the game is the same everywhere I go. A team of men in Turkey look a lot like a swarm of schoolchildren in Guatemala as they rush toward the goal.

    For me, soccer serves as a barometer. In places where things are really terrible, where kids are starving, where a hurricane has just hit, where riots are breaking out, nobody plays.

    But I’ve noticed what I call the “soccer stage” of recovery.

    After any natural disaster, there comes a time when people start playing soccer again. In Haiti they’re kicking balls amid the post-earthquake shacks. In Sri Lanka, they’re setting up makeshift goals on a tsunami-stripped landscape.

    In the Philippines they’re playing in the streets even as typhoon debris towers behind them.

    In nearly every peacekeeping mission involving France, a moment arrives when French soldiers swap their body armor for thigh-baring camouflage shorts and take to the soccer pitch. It’s a moment of progress, a sign of hope. A frivolous diversion signaling that the conflict has ratcheted down at least a little.

    With the World Cup about to kick off in Brazil, I’m nostalgic for Mexico. During the last World Cup, I was living in Mexico City. The month-long competition dominated the Mexican capital. Bars hung huge signs announcing what matches they’d show and when. My kids’ school nearly shut down for much of the weeks-long competition. The teachers herded the kids into the gym to view the games on a giant TV. Kids were frantically trading playing cards trying to collect all the stars from all the national teams.

    Continue reading and see more photos.

    Top Photo: Soccer on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Bottom Photo: Boys play in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Photos by Jason Beaubien/NPR

    (via npr)

    — 3 months ago with 367 notes
    #fireinthesky #NMsunset

    #fireinthesky #NMsunset

    — 3 months ago
    #fireinthesky  #nmsunset