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You LEARN something EVERYDAY

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A few weeks ago, I played a lacrosse game out in Long Island on a rainy, cold, Wednesday night and returned to NYC late. I was starving and thankfully in my neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens has a diner that is open 24-hours. As I sat down and ordered my bacon-cheeseburger w/ fries, the waiter looked closely at my lacrosse equipment lying on the floor and asked if my goalie sticks are “used for fishing?”.

I get questions like that often – esp., in my hometown of NYC! But I remember one time back in boarding school, I was outside the 30th St. Train Station in Philadelphia with my lacrosse equipment in hand when a stranger inquired,

“Oh, that’s the sport you play with a horse, correct?”

I rolled my eyes and giggled a bit and told him, “that’s Polo and this is Lacrosse.” Fast-forward to today, I googled “Lacrosse” and found on wikipedia “Polocrosse” and below is the picture of what came up. I guess that person in Philly (15 years ago) was correct.



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April 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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A favor in return.

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I recently did a quick turnaround for a former club lacrosse teammate of mine named, Jorge Quintana (Brooklyn, NY). Jorge, a former US Marine officer (now tax consultant/preparer) asked me to revamp the USMC logo for a custom tattoo. He gave me all “freedom” to come up with a different style/look but had to contain the following USMC symbolic imageries: Globe, Anchor, Eagle, USMC/motto-“SEMPER FIDELIS” and the birth year of 1775.

My plan was to be simple, clean & DIRECT – just like the D.I.’s in the Marines. Improvise, Adapt & Overcome.

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April 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm