Mayor Dedor

Three days ago was yet another anniversary in my life. It is the day that I lost my campaign for Mayor of Mason City, Iowa. Oh, you didn’t know that? Back when I was 18 years old (yes, you read that right), I decided that I wanted to be crazy and run for public office. […]

The Red Clay … of New York City?

July was a super interesting month and I should have come to expect nothing less than that from this city of New York City. There is always something going on — true of most cities — but here there is always something going on. In my short time here in fact, I have been lucky […]

One Thing Richard Dedor Doesn’t Need: Small Ambitions

*Guest post by Sam Davidson. If you’ve followed Richard’s writing or speaking career for any length of time – or read Anything Is Possible – then you know that the guy has some contagious, gigantic ambitions. In fact, were he to have small hopes, I think something was wrong; I’d recommend he check into the […]

Government 101: Equal Protection is For Me Too!

Over the last four years, much has been made over gay marriage. Take California for instance. In 2008, a widely out-of-state funded ballot measure known as Prop 8 was put in front of the voters. The measure read: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” It passed and […]

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 […]

Life Size Jenga

Last week Wimbledon kicked off (my second favorite tennis tournament) to much news. On the first day Roger Federer was down by two set to love and then from days two to four, American John Isner and Frechman Nicolas Mahut were locked in the longest tennis match in history. But somewhere on the hollowed grounds […]