Car Talk

Remembering A Car Talk Brother

It was my dad who turned me onto Car Talk — the famous, or infamous if you didn’t like the show — many, many years ago. Today, I am thankful for that introduction back in our single-car garage in Mason City, Iowa, on some random Saturday one summer. Last week, one of the Car Talk […]

Fears Are Imaginary

This article is not about a wheelchair. And it is not about tennis. It is about self-motivation, improvement and simple decisions to eliminate invisible barriers. While Jamie Burdekin and Esther Vergeer’s stories are different, their lessons are quite similar. Jamie and Esther represent some of the best tennis talent on the planet. They are connected […]

Cher Proves There is Nothing Left to Fear

Not  much can be said about Cher. She is a world-renowned artist who has been performing in one form or another since she was one part of Sonny & Cher in 1965. She is credited with creating a sense of female autonomy and self-actualization in the entertainment industry, not to mention her 140 million records sold […]

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 […]