David Hollingsworth is a full-time dad, technology executive, speaker and part-time athlete, constantly trying to challenge himself to grow and improve. He is a spinal injury survivor, having recovered from a severe accident in 2004. He had to learn to stand and walk all over again. Since then, David has moved from a wheelchair to walking, running, cycling and swimming. He ran a half-marathon, completed a triathlon and one of the toughest bike rides in the country. David also writes and speaks about overcoming obstacles and getting past fear to the fun on the other side.

What I Learned From Star Trek Movies #1: The Motion Picture

When I was a kid, I loved watching the original Star Trek series (ST:TOS to die-hard fans). Many a Saturday afternoon was spent watching re-runs in syndication, to the point where I knew the episodes, the plots, the twists…and even the dialogue. So…when I found out that Star Trek: The Motion Picture (ST:TMP) was coming…

Tri, Tri Again

As part of my ‘anniversary’ year, I’ve been trying all sorts of new things. 2014 started off with a (indoor, thankfully) rowing competition. Following that, came the Empire State Building Run-Up, then the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, and recently, the Assault on Mt. Mitchell. It’s been a busy year.  One of my other bucket list items…

Fail, Rinse, Repeat.

Have you ever failed at something? Pretty much everyone has at one time or another. We’ve all heard stories about famous ‘failures’ like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln. Those stories have been told so often they sometimes lose their impact. What we sometimes miss are the opportunities to learn from smaller mistakes, or…

Just Jump

Do you have a fear or phobia? I have to confess….I’m afraid of heights.  Not so much of heights…but of long, rapid descents followed by sudden deceleration. I have a fear. I also have friends.  Friends that like adventure. Friends that like……skydiving. There’s an old saying about skydiving, that nobody should jump out of a perfectly good…

You Say it's Your Birthday…..

…”Well, happy birthday to you!” goes the Beatles song. Every year, it reliably shows up, and I work through the inevitable jokes, comments and (welcome) birthday wishes. I try not to make a big deal out of my birthday….not because I mind getting older (I don’t), but I try to take the time to do…