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Getting Lost in the Noise

February 17, 2017 By Tom

Thoughts I’ve had during the last few weeks…. “Sink or swim,” is really just a crafty way to say, die or live. “Survival is my best revenge,” is just a snarky way to say, you underestimated me, joke is on you. “Fake it till you make it,” is the justification of entrepreneurs that translates to, […]

Indy: Drop the Humble Act and Admit We’re Awesome

December 29, 2016 By Tom

I’ve had enough. Enough of the people saying that “Indianapolis is just too humble,” and, “We’re just afraid to admit we’re cool.” I’m a Midwestern kid with Midwest Lake roots, and I love the low key nature of my fellow natives. But, we’re doing damage to ourselves. We’re holding our city hostage by not being […]

Fear, Excitement, And the Unknown: Here We Go

August 5, 2016 By Tom

There’s a moment where, on the brink of success or failure, you know that your own history will be made–one way or another. And once you’ve been in that position, there are few other moments in life that will compare. I’ve experienced it as an athlete, and now; I’m staring down the next 71 days […]

a letter to an Almost 25 me from almost 30 me

July 17, 2016 By Tom

A note to a soon to be 25 year old me from a soon to be 30 year old me. Dear almost 25 year old Tom, You’re going to go through some heavy stuff. It’s going to be absurd at times. You’re going to get your heartbroken a time or two. But you’re also going […]

“don’t be too proud to have a backup plan”

June 27, 2016 By Tom

“Now my parents said, go ahead and take your stand, but don’t be too proud to have a backup plan” -Watershed It’s been a pretty unbelievable last couple of months. Major press, deals that are moving forward, vision that is turning into reality. My dream, it’s happening, and it’s the damnedest thing to experience. The […]

Why I Love Pride Week

June 9, 2016 By Tom

It’s Pride Week in Indianapolis, and that means one of my favorite weekends of the year here in this great city. What I love about Pride Week is that here in Indy, it’s not about “letting this be the one week a year where you can be yourself”…it’s about highlighting that in Indy, we celebrate […]

The Things I Love About Indy

June 2, 2016 By Tom

I talked about it briefly the other day, but last week I had a chance to combine the bicycle with a historic tour of Indianapolis for a bunch of high school students. It got my wheels turning (no pun intended) on my truly favorite spots of this city, why they’re favorites, and how they’re all […]