A Week of Heroism

It didn’t strike me until late Friday afternoon how emotionally drained I was from last week. No matter how many times our country and our world goes through a terrible act — terrorism or natural disaster — it always takes time for the pain to set in. And at each of those events, the days […]

Richard Marathon

I Ran a Marathon and You Can Too

When I look back at this past year, I believe it will be seen in my eyes and those closest to me as the year that I re-took control. I stopped telling myself “no” and made some amazing things happen. After a back injury shortly after college, I had to hang up my super-competitive tennis […]

5 Lessons from “The Summer of Richard”

Sure, I involuntarily departed from my previous full-time job and sure it was depressing. But after 110 days on my own, I joined a new team here in New York City and I could not be more excited about the future. But in what I am now calling, “The Summer of Richard,” I thought I […]

Beauty in Bryant Park

There are a few places that make me feel at home in New York City, and Bryant Park is usually one of them. Sure, it can be crowded and it’s not really a “park” in the world I am from, but just look at the photo I took last Saturday. Enjoy!

An Afternoon on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court

I walked through the gates of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on the hot and humid Friday afternoon. I didn’t have an entourage and there weren’t thousands of fans awaiting my mid-afternoon match, but in a way, it felt like the actual US Open. The grounds are in their final preparations for […]