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Looking Back: Our First Box Lacrosse Art

As the WILC 2015 (World Indoor Lacrosse Championship) kick off this weekend, I was doing some searching the art archives.  I was reminded about...

The Perfect Picture

"The pictures are there.  You just have to take them." - Robert Capa (Photojournalist) I always liked photography.  I was introduced to traditional photography (black &...

Our ‘Boonie Hat’

We have this belief that our way(s) to innovate is to make the lacrosse art go "beyond the frame'.  Off the walls and be...

Stu-Funk: We’re Going to Lake Placid!

The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse tournament turns 26 this week and 19-year tournament veteran, Stu-Funk, attends once again.  My first attendance with the team...

The Making of ‘The Celly’

Recently I was away for a week-long vacation in Charlevoix, Michigan.  Aside from relaxing and spending time with the family, I promised myself at...

Friday Food 4 Thought: My Toughest Project

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory." - General George S. Patton Let's file this one under a "Flashback Friday", just...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Pawn Stars

A few years ago I wrote an article about negotiation.  As a business founder and owner, negotiation is something I do on a daily...

The Making of “Life Lessons From Coach Newman”

One of the custom orders that was recently done, that I can show, was done for an existing customer, friend and a mentor for...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Graduation Speeches

I've been going to the gym every so often during the week to prepare for a certain summer tournament comeback after being 4 years...

My Art School Fraternity Lacrosse Plaque

A lot of people get perplexed when I tell them of my art school fraternity experience as a member of Delta Gamma Theta.  Art School...

Growing The Game Beyond The Frame!

"Play is the highest form of research." (Albert Einstein) The above quote by one of the smartest persons to have ever lived is one that...

Friday Food 4 Thought: The Road Is Long (Pt. 2)

The first part of this series was written a while back. I got wait listed when I applied to the art school I eventually attended...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Plant This!

Every so often I go back to my parent's apartment in Manhattan with my kids and spend a leisure time catching up.  Most of the time,...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Stepping Down

I co-founded the Brooklyn Men's Lacrosse Club in the fall of 2006 because there was a need, more like a demand, to play organized...

Friday Food 4 Thought: West Point

"Duty, Honor, Country." (Gen. Douglas MacArthur) I've been to number of college lacrosse games either at the Final Four or on the respective college campus...

Hitting the Books!

There was a joke in art school that it was rare to see students with an open book, unless it was a sketchbook to...

Friday Food 4 Thought: What’s Your Plan?

"Screw It, Let's do it!" (Richard Branson) I liked school, for the most part, but not enough to be a "perpetual student".  I found that...

Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

"Without struggle, there is no progress." (Frederick Douglass) It's called 'The Perfect Progression'.  The drawing took about 2.5 years to execute.  It was worth it...

Friday Food 4 Thought: My March Madness-Madness!

"To be good is not enough, when you dream of being great."  -School of Visual Arts poster advertisement I remember seeing that ad in the...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s not easy being green.

Yes, the famous words by Kermit the Frog. Today, being St. Patrick's Day and seeing a lot of green being worn outside, I was quickly...