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.

Rope-A-Dope

My childhood neighborhood was built around a former apple orchard, where my cousins lived in the other houses on the block. In the space behind the houses, the neighborhood kids would play together. We’d play games like Army, Cowboys and Indians, and the ever-popular Dirt Clod Fight. In the center of The Orchard stood our…

Hood Ornament

Today, cars are full of safety features. Air bags, anti-lock brakes, stability control are common. Many cars even have anti-collision features that automatically stop the car in an emergency. In the 1960s, cars weren’t nearly as sophisticated. Seat belt use wasn’t a common thing back then. Mom’s safety protocol consisted of swinging her arm out…