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Posts by Devon

Screwtape Letters Part 2: Arrogance & Ownership

Screwtape Letters Part 2: Arrogance & Ownership   Last post we left off with a quote from Thomas More, “The Devil…the prowde spirit…cannot endure to be mocked.” I picked this quote because 1) on the surface it sounds like a bad idea to make fun of the devil, and 2) even though I don’t fully…

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George Floyd & Humanity

Originally posted to my personal Instagram a few weeks ago after the George Floyd case and subsequent fallout. These days no matter what you do you’re going to be criticized, so I figured the right approach was to summarize my thoughts on the root cause and solution as best I could, and let it go…

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Pat Duffy “I did it for me” Internal vs. External Motivation

My favorite skate clip of all time. The rain, Ternasky hyping from behind the camera, Duffy going back for a second (and third) shot…I love everything about it. A back lipslide down a 10-stair was unreal for its time. No one was pulling that off 30 years ago, let alone doing it spur-of-the-moment in the…

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Screwtape Letters Part 1: The Vague Road to Nowhere

Screwtape Letters Book Cover

“Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.”   Picking The Screwtape Letters as the first book for the blog was not my best idea. There’s a ton to unpack and it took a lot longer than I thought, but here we are. We’re figuring this out as we go along, but…

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The 5 Benefits of Reading

  “I think part of the fun, for me, was being part of some kind of an exchange between consciousnesses, a way for human beings to talk to each other about stuff we can’t normally talk about.” David Foster Wallace   Before jumping into the heart of Vritti blogs, I’d like to touch on reading…

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Why TrickTape 2.0

What is TrickTape’s goal? To appreciate what we have, and use it to its full potential. We have a habit of convincing ourselves we need just one more thing. The next whatever will make us whole. Sometimes it’s true – that’s called progress. Other times it’s an excuse to place happiness outside ourselves. TrickTape’s mission…

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Why Vritti

The purpose of this website is to appreciate what we have, so we can use it to its full potential. With TrickTape, this relates to material goods. With Vritti, it relates to ourselves. If you’re like me, parts of your day are not well spent…social media and channel surfing are the classic culprits because they’re…

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HOW TO TRICKTAPE

Today I’ll be giving a quick run-down on how I like to apply TrickTape and use it to not only repair holes in my shoe uppers, but also prevent damage and extend the overall life of my shoes. The general idea behind TrickTape is straight-forward…skate shoes get damaged quickly, to the point that they’re pretty…

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WHY TRICKTAPE

So the plan is to start a blog on the website. Not sure exactly how often there’ll be posts but ideally once a week. It won’t be exclusively skate related, because there are dozens of other companies producing amazing skate content that I can’t. That said, I’ve been an entrepreneur of sorts for over 5…

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