So, I was thinking...

9/6/18 - I recently watched a U.S. Open tennis match between Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal. 5 hours in brutal NYC summer heat & humidity, throwing everything at each other. 5 full sets, sweat pouring off of them, 120mph serves, long rallies, no one to sub in for them when their legs got heavy, no one to coach them when doubt crept in, a rollercoaster of emotions from game to game. Their mental stamina was just as appealing, if not more, than their physical.  Watching such a great battle of wills is inspirational. It reminds me that I can affect change--that no matter how daunting that may seem, I just need to stay the course.


Speaking of athletes and sport and mental stamina, big ups to a corporation--Nike--for not letting controversy and the potential loss of $$  keep them from taking a political stand on a divisive issue that shouldn't even be divisive, and choosing Colin Kaepernick as the face of their new "Just Do It Campaign."  I don't think I need to expand on this any further.