Casual Spectator previews The Australian Open Quarterfinals: what you need to know.
The rise of teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios is heralding a new age of sports star in Australia – the social athlete – one whose interaction with his fans is now as close on the field of play as it is off.
David Packman respectfully invokes the spirit of famed writer David Foster Wallace to pay homage to Roger Federer as he reaches 1000 wins on the ATP Tour.
With the new ATP season beginning next week, David Packman gets a little crystal-ballsy, playing “Fortune Teller” with some help from the Rolling Stones to make some bold predictions for 2015.
As we approach the beginning of the 2015 ATP season, David Packman looks at the game-changing journey embarked upon by three of the men in the world’s top five: Fatherhood.
Vaughn Granier is on the road, missing his kids. And he gets inspired by the words of a tennis champion.
From public officials making offensive comments about private citizens, to private citizens making the same about public officials, bigotry and racism will not be tolerated.
He’s a beast on the court, unrelenting in his drive to win, but tennis champ Novak Djokovic showed the world his softer side during his opening round match at the French Open.
David Packman sat down with up and coming Aussie teenager Brad Mousley at Melbourne Park during the Australian Open and talked to him about what it means to stand on the precipice of a professional tennis career.
Following a year away from professional tennis overcoming Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, David Packman talks to Ross Hutchins about his experience and gets far more than a tennis lesson.
Check out this amazing new video featuring a rare glimpse inside the mind and heart of tennis superstar Andre Agassi, who introduces us to his trainer and brother, two people who inspire him greatly in his craft and life.
David Stanley sees four generations of angry men in his family. Will they be able to control their tempers, or will the tempers control them?
Leo Babauta asserts that you can be a minimalist anywhere. All you need to do is reject consumerism, and learn to be content with little.
Racial discrimination can lead to health problems in adults – and biological impacts that could last across generations.
It starts with little things, like letting a woman you’ve shared your bed with for months or years know why you no longer want to share your life with her.
“It’s not me. And it’s not you. It’s us.” PsycheTruth debunks the DSM’s addition of ‘relational disorder’ to the growing pantheon of mental afflictions.
Tom Waits paints a portrait of the forgotten man.
As the Super Bowl approaches Jesse Kornbluth tells the story of Johnny Unitas, a football legend.
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.[Read More…]
Mentors and mentoring is not the silver bullet, but it is a bullet that we must put in the chamber to combat the pre-school to prison pipeline for African-American males.
How do you react to these experiences? You don’t have to answer. Just think about it.
Paul Castagno shares how his martial arts training has taught him how to protect himself when life starts throwing wild punches.
When your partner needs your help, here’s what you should do.
The death of a friend led Rick Gabrielly to realize that our legacies are determined by the receivers, not the givers.
Tom Andriola prepared himself as much as he could, but that didn’t save him from being nervous for seeing his birth father for the first time.
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and deeds. What kind of hero would you be?
“Work is simply another playground in which to explore our personal evolution.” ~ Mark Darren Gregor
Doyin Richards offers a few pointers to men who are about to make the transition into fatherhood.
Kozo Hattori questions the necessity for kids to “take responsibility” at the expense of kindness.