Overcoming “Not Possible”

This column tri-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” appears every third Wednesday. I remember the day the fall of my senior year in college like it was yesterday. I was sitting in the athletic department’s marketing office working before class on my tennis media guide and I was reading something about marathon running. My […]

FOCUS: It Is Possible! (v3n40)

Selected Life Lesson I was afraid to swim when I was a kid. I took every lesson possible and I became a great swimmer. Everyone deserves a fighting chance. Learn to strive for the best. -Cindy H’s life lesson from St. Louis, Mo. Richard’s Thoughts… First of all – congrats to Cindy!!! I will admit […]

FOCUS: Dreams! (v3n21)

Selected Life Lesson Thoughts become things. -Alec Z’s life lesson from Lansing, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… There are countless stories that are used to defend the psychology behind mind-repetition producing different results. The idea of thinking something over and over again was first studied using basketball players. Now it is used all the time. All kinds […]

Nadal: The Greatest Ever

*Beginning in 2010, I started writing a bi-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” which appears every other Wednesday. “He may be the best of all time.” Those thoughts and statements are starting to creep up in men’s tennis once again. They have been written quite a bit in the last decade. In fact, TENNIS […]

FOCUS: One Stream! (v3n19)

Selected Life Lesson Something that you do that may seem small, will one day make a huge difference for someone else. -Alli R’s life lesson from Osage City, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… What a huge difference a little care, a little hug, a tiny little ember of compassion can make on someone’s day. A few weeks […]

My Sitcom Pilot

Years ago two friends (Evan and Eric) and I wrote a situation comedy together. It was just something fun for us college friends to do over the summer. I spent a lot of time that summer shopping for an agent for us as well as doing the lion’s share of the writing, as I was […]