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Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

0 - Published April 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“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 because it was an idea in my mind for years and one I haven’t seen done before since I founded the business.  But before the official launch to the public […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: So what if there’s snow?!

0 - Published March 6, 2015 by in Inspiration, Lacrosse

It’s been a crazy winter, at least up here in the northeast!  And they said it was the coldest February to date.  I couldn’t believe the recent college lacrosse games on TV played in the snow (Hofstra/Princeton & Yale/St. John’s)?  But it made me proud of lacrosse players, in general – especially in the winter snow! […]

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The Making of the Shot Trainer by Crankshooter

0 - Published March 3, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

“It is not only one person’s work, it’s really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.” – Christo (Artist) It’s funny how the most popular image in my portfolio, ‘Crank’ shares the same word in the company name that produced the product of the year for my business, as 2014 was coming to a close.  It’s […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Coach/Player

0 - Published February 27, 2015 by in Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership

  My grade school in NYC needed an art teacher fast, so they got in touch with me and asked.  With the offer came other responsibilities such as academic advisor, and school publications designer.  I was busy.  Just before spring break the school’s head lacrosse coach had to take time off for paternity leave, and I was […]


The Making of the “Brain Bucket”

0 - Published December 5, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

This new piece is a throwback for us “old-schoolers”.  Looking back, I can’t believe I endured wearing such a heavy piece of equipment on my head.  But its was the standard back then, and so common – the norm!  Mine, like 99.7% of lacrosse players back then, was the LHN 33 by the now nonexistent, Bacharach […]

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The Making of “Made in NYC”.

0 - Published October 10, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

“We’re from New York City.” That was the direct response from both my friend and myself, when asked where we were from while backpacking around Europe, summer of 2000.  Not “America”, or the “U.S.”, but “New York City”.  I told my friend to carefully observe their faces when we said that, because it was like a surprise to […]


Flashback Friday & Friday Food 4 Thought: Being Serious

0 - Published September 19, 2014 by in Art, Business, Childhood, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Networking, Old School

“If you take it seriously, they will take you seriously.”  -Tom LaPadula  In grade school, I made sure requirements were met on time.  But that didn’t mean I enjoyed every subject I had.  I was a doodler in class.  Occasionally, or A LOT of times, I would discreetly draw in my notebooks when a class […]


The Making of “Patient. Persistent. Proficient.”

0 - Published August 22, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“If you can’t draw hands and feet at this stage, you’re basically F_cked!”   Those were exactly the first words from my professor who taught ‘New Directions in Illustration’ class the first day of the spring semester, of my junior year at The Pratt Institute in 1999.  I had my fair share of sport coaches who threw F-bombs […]


Friday Food 4 Thought: Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Co-Founders

0 - Published August 8, 2014 by in Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking

My recent post on Wed. included this pic (above) of me playing in goal, along with the two other people who I co-founded the Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Club back in 2005.  Dan Mirsky (#7), Dan Sheff (#8) and myself, Vinnie Ricasio, (#1).  We started the team because NYC needed another post-collegiate lacrosse team and most of […]