Newsletter: Home Again

It’s trite in American politics — the idea of a “New Beginning” — and yet it is used by someone during every election cycle. Don’t stop reading! I’m not going to bore you with the tales of the election that has just past. Instead, I believe I will regale you with a short story about […]

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 […]

Andy Murray Comes of Age

On July 8, 2012, the Scot Andy Murray did something that no man had done in 74 years: Play in a Gentleman’s Singles Final at SW19, better know as Wimbledon. After four straight years in the semi-finals, he finally made it through, but waiting for him on the other side was probably the best player […]

FOCUS: Be Willing!

Selected Life Lesson It’s not that you’re incapable … just unwilling. -Courtney H’s Life Lesson from the Olathe, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… While Courtney’s lesson is a harsh one, it is true from start to finish. I went to upstate New York last weekend with some friends for some much needed rest-and-relaxation and on the way […]

The Marathon Let-Down

I understand that I am not the Super Bowl MVP. Wait. I am the Super Bowl MVP. Running the 2012 Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon was my Super Bowl and I said that before I even made the trip. It is likely to be one of the greatest athletic accomplishments I will ever experience. […]

The Marathon Journey

Everyone says it is about the journey. That it is the steps along the way that matter. And as I get set to embark on this incredibly daunting and insane journey, I think that it is only partially correct. I think the destination matters too. If it didn’t, why else would people strive to cross […]