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Chop Your Own Wood

"Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice." - Henry FordLast Sunday, my morning lacrosse session got cancelled, more like nobody showed...

Proud to be NYC

I found a pic on Instagram taken by current NY Lizards player, Rob Pannell, showing a nighttime lacrosse coaching session. See pic, below.Rob Pannell, the...

Friday Food 4 Thought: 4 Years Ago

Four years ago this week, this was sent to me in the mail from a friend after moving into a new place and just...

A Passion for Doodles

(Writer's Note: Let's file this article under the 'passion' category. It's not lacrosse-related at all, but it goes along the same way with the...

The Making of Raise Up.

Now that college football and the NFL have started, I look back at certain aspects in non-lacrosse sports that have gotten my attention for...

Breaking Rules For A Break

As summer starts to officially wind down and back to school, back to work mode(s) set in, I am constantly looking back at unique...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Just Ask

Asking a question is not a sign of weakness, rather intelligence. Asking for help is a sign of success.You'd be surprised how many people...

Friday Food 4 Thought: The Miracle

"Work hard, play hard. You don't win all the time. That is what makes winning sweet!"As we approach the closing of the Summer Olympics...

A Full Circle, 10 Years Later

They say life is an adventure. And I have a saying that 'the road is long'. You'd be surprised how many times the same...

The Making of John Grant Jr.

I recently took a 2-week family road trip vacation to from the NYC-area to Northern Michigan. It was a long time off but I had...

The Making of Rob Pannell

In continuation with our partnership with Major League Lacrosse, we present another stand-out in Rob Pannell of the NY Lizards. What's cool is that...

The Making of a Legend: Casey Powell

In my high-school years of '92-'96, I used to watch a VHS tape of 'The Secret of Our Success'. The famous video from the...

Accountability – 72 Years Later.

'Sports' and 'Art' aren't just my sole interests in life.72 years ago, on this day, was labeled 'D-Day' and some have considered it the...

What I learned from the Final Four

I like to say that I closely followed the 2016 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Season for the most part. Thank god for the DVR capability...

The Making of Nick Costabile

2010 was the last time I attended the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in Baltimore, MD seeing a dramatic finish of Duke beating Notre Dame...

My ‘Wall-Ball’ in NYC

"In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do." - Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys)Back...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Technique & Tradition

I had the first book 'Lacrosse: Technique & Tradition' given to me as a gift after graduating 8th grade in 1992. I read it...

#TBT–Thailand 2011

I was cleaning up the computer when I found this funny pic from the LaxAllStars 2011 'Grow the Game' Invitational in Bangkok, Thailand. Sticking out...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Chance

"You miss 100% of the shots you DO NOT take." - Wayne GretzkyI love to travel, but more of international travel. I also love to take a...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Just Listen

"You'd be surprised about listening. Listening doesn't cost anything. Listening is free."  (Richard Branson - founder, Virgin Group)(Writer's Note: A very happy birthday to...