The 2020 election highlighted many public servants across the country. Here are the heroes and villains.
The judicial argument that Trump is attempting to make and why it should fail.
A detailed trip report from an October 9, 2020 hike to the summit of Scarface Mountain in the Adirondack Park in New York.
A sampling of headlines that we would see if the left covered Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis in the same manner the right skews topics.
In 2020, it became absolute that Trump was no longer the head of a political party that had American values, but instead was the leader of a cult willing to set aside morality to blindly follow his whims.
Making the case that Trump has committed criminal negligence with his actions pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic here in the United States.
Here are some details about my experience after testing positive for the virus, including the testing process, symptoms, and returning to work.
On the final day of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Donald Trump validated the negative views than many voters have towards him with his actions.
In 2016, a fractured Democratic Party and a disliked candidate handed the presidency to Donald J. Trump. This time around, it's the GOP in disarray.
A trip report from a hike to Big Slide Mountain in the Adirondack Park on May 29, 2020. Big Slide is a 7.8 mile out-and-back hike that took a little over seven hours to complete.
A trip report from a July 2020 hike up to Cascade and Porter Mountains in the Adirondack Park. This is a 6.2 mile in-and-out hike. Cascade is the 36th-highest peak in the Adirondacks at 4,098 feet while Porter is the 38th-highest at 4,059 feet.
A collection of videos of why Trump voters are turning on him in the 2020 election.
A brief opinion of why the public seems to have deserted Trump in the upcoming election.
The recent revelation that Russia offered the Taliban bounties for American soldiers exposes a major deficiency in the White House.
In late 2019, the United States House of Representatives voted to begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump. This article will explain why it is likely to fail.
A quick overview of a warmup/passing drill we use in our volleyball practices.
A full trip report from our hike to Haystack, Basin and Saddleback Mountains in the Adirondack Park of Upstate, N.Y. at the end of July in 2019.
A trip report from our hike to the summits of Mount Marcy, Mount Skylight and Gray Mountain on July 18, 2019. Marcy is the highest mountain in New York while Skylight is fourth and Gray stands at seventh. All three are part of the Adirondack 46 Hiking Challenge.
A full trip report from our hike to the summits of Seward, Donaldson and Emmons in the Adirondack Park of upper New York on July 3, 2019. The three mountains are part of the Adirondack Forty-Six Hiking Challenge.
The trip report from our hike to Mount Marshall on Saturday June 22, 2019 via Avalanche Lake. Marshall is the twenty-fifth highest peak in the Adirondack Park with a height of 4,360 feet.
A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Slide Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Slide is the highest peak in the Catskill Park at 4,182 feet.
A trip report from a hike to the summit of St. Regis Mountain on June 15, 2019. St. Regis is part of the Saranac Lake 6'er Hiking Challenge and the mountain resides just to the north of the town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. in the Adirondack Park.
A trip report from a hike to the summit of Ampersand Mountain on June 15, 2019. Ampersand is part of the Saranac Lake 6'er Hiking Challenge and sits on the west side of the town of Saranac Lake, N.Y. in the Adirondack Park.
A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Hunter Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Hunter is the second highest peak in the Catskills with an elevation of 4,040 feet.
A trip report from our hike up Seymour Mountain, one of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks in New York. It ranks thirty-fourth on the list with a height of 4,120 feet.
A simple idea to perhaps break the two party system at the state level in the hopes that it changes the way we view politics.
An open letter to remind our elected officials of how our government works and why we have checks and balances.
A trip report from our hike to the mountains of Colvin and Blake in the Adirondacks of Upstate, New York. Colvin and Blake are two of the mountains in the Adirondack Forty-Six Challenge, which consists of forty-six mountains above (or just below) 4,000 feet in the Adirondack Park.
A trip report from our day trip to Cliff and Redfield Mountains in the Adirondack Park of Upstate, N.Y. In the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, Cliff is the 44th highest peak at 3,960 feet and Redfield is 15th at 4,606 feet.
A trip report from a hike up to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains in the Adirondacks of Upstate, N.Y. Both mountains are part of the Saranac 6 Challenge.
What's it going to take to be a worthy candidate for the highest office in the United States? This article will proffer some ideas.
A trip report from our hike on the Santanoni Range of the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate, N.Y. The range includes Santanoni, Couchsachraga, and Panther Mountains.
A trip report from our hike up Phelps Mountain in the Adirondack Park of Upstate, N.Y. Phelps is the thirty-second highest peak of the Adirondack forty-six high peaks with an elevation of 4,160 feet.
A trip report from the hike on Allen Mountain in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Allen is the 26th highest Adirondack peak with an elevation of 4,340 feet.
Whether by purpose or by incompetence, it's become apparent that Donald Trump has become a threat to the national security of the United States.
A trip report from our day hike to the Great Range in the Adirondacks. The Great Range is made up of many mountains with great views, right in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Our trip included Lower Wolfjaw, Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Pyramid, and Sawteeth.
A trip summary from the hike on Nippletop and Dial Mountains in the Adirondacks. Nippletop and Dial are two of the forty-six high peaks in the mountainous region of New York State.
A trip report from the hike up to the summit of Looking Glass Rock in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina.
There are elections coming in November and all trends point to a Democratic party wave sweeping out many in the Republican party.
I recently read an article wherein the author compared gun control to restricting access to cars and alcohol. Here is my opinion about those comparisons.
It's long past time to make the case for banning the AR-15. This article will give the reasons for doing so.
Conservative voters have been convinced that the term "liberal" is something so vile and scary that they are willing to go to extremes to combat electing one to government. Here are some examples.
A summary of our hike up Mount Colden in the Adirondack Mountains. This hike was our fourth high peak of the forty-six that qualify.
There is a gorgeous and family-friendly hike in the town of Watkins Glen, NY. Here is a description and some photos of the hike to back up that claim.
A summary of our hike and the trials and mistakes we made on the mountains of Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge in the Adirondacks. Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge are two of the forty-six Adirondack high peaks.
Recently, there has been a raging debate pertaining to marriage rights in the United States. Hopefully, this article will help point out why some people's views on the topic extend to bigotry.
This article gives coaches some good options for kicking off their practices in a high-energy and positive way. Learn about seven great warm-up drills for your team and how to do them.
A summary of our hike to the Dix Mountain Range in the Adirondacks. The Dix Range includes the high peaks of Macomb, South Dix (Carson), East Dix (Grace), Hough, and Dix.
In an effort to provide more access to drills for coaches, here is one we started using in our practices to work on shots during six-on-six play.
A summary of the hike of Mt. Arab, Coney Mountain, and Goodman Mountain in the Adirondack Mountain range of New York. The three make up the Tupper Lake Triad.
Hiking Street Mountain and Nye Mountain in the Adirondack Mountain range of New York.
A summary of the hike of Tabletop and Phelps in the Adirondack Mountain range of New York.
In 2016, the GOP put forth Donald Trump, a man who says so many incendiary things that defeating him should have been easy. So why wasn't it? Two words: Hillary Clinton.
With all the shenanigans going on in this year's election, it's becoming more difficult to figure out what factors will influence voters.
This election cycle has certainly been entertaining in the sense of hearing how the Republican party and its candidate have alienated different groups of voters. Here's a summary.
For the avid volleyball enthusiast, here is a list of tournaments or events that you should aspire to participate in at least once in your volley life.
Some simple solutions that might actually help the United States government be perceived as being more effective.
Knowing when and how to use your headlights, especially at night, is apparently a difficult thing in the United States.
The field was set, the games were played. Meet the eight teams left standing after the opening weekend of the 2015 D3 NCAA Volleyball Championship.
An article to debate a few teams who could have made the tournament, but were excluded.
In the sport of volleyball, there are certain drills that have incorporated rules from other major sports. Here is a list of those drills.
The Republican Party is sending dozens of Presidential candidates out into the field for nomination. Here are three reasons why liberals cannot ever trust any of them.
In USA Volleyball's magazine, there was an article titled "Ace in the Hole: Winning with One Dominant Player." This article will play devil's advocate to that premise.
Visiting or moving to New York and have an interest in getting into the volleyball scene? Here are all the places to play in the various areas.
The following list highlights the best movies that focus more on the behind the scenes assembly of teams, rather than the team's performance.
If you're like me, there are certain marketing techniques that are just total turn offs. Here is the list of things a company can do to ensure that they will never get my business.
This brother-and-sister duo are near and dear to me. They go all out for every holiday, dressing up like turkeys, presidents, and even shadows! If you're looking for holiday costume inspiration, you've found it.
It seems like there are hundreds of different volleyballs on the market. You can generally tell where a player is in their career by the ball they use. Here is that guide.
Some actors were born to play villains. Here is an homage to those actors.
Every now and then an idea for a Saturday Night Live skit appears in real life. This article is an homage to those moments.
In the 1980's, there were some memorable scenes from movies that immortalized the actresses that played in them. Here are the top twenty from that decade.
An article that will highlight the unusual bond between three friends in the sport of volleyball over the course of the last twenty years.
There have been some very popular movies that studios have missed opportunities to follow up with sequels. Here is s short list of films we'd like to see get a follow-up production.
When designing a team defense, coaches should factor in what base defense fits best with their defense. This article will analyze the rotational defense and which base might be best.
What Statistics are most crucial in the sport of volleyball - it is an interesting question that helps coaches decide how to allocate practice time. This article will investigate that question.
Over the past fifteen years, there have been a handful of women on the sidelines of this men's sport. This article will pay homage to them.
Volleyball in the U.S. is growing in popularity. This article will highlight the positives of adding a men's program.
The game of hearts is played with four people and the winner is the person with the lowest score when someone reaches 100 points. Here are some strategies to be that lowest person.
When running a 6-2 offense in volleyball, the formations you can use in serve receive can be confusing. This article will highlight the formations used by coaches when subbing setters for middles.
When running a 6-2 offense in volleyball, the formations you can use in serve receive can be confusing. This article will highlight the basic formations used by coaches.
When running a 5-1 offense in volleyball, the formations you can use in serve receive can be confusing. This article will highlight the basic formations used by coaches.
In volleyball, it is necessary to run certain combination plays to throw off your opponent's block. Here is a list of four plays that are designed to do just that.
In making the prequel trilogy to The Lord of the Rings, there were some plot holes that were left open. This article will aim to point them out in the hopes that Peter Jackson wants another movie.
In movies, sometimes the main character(s) is taking part in a game. This is the best of the best of that genre.
If you are a fan of classic video games, these four CD-Rom games are for you.
In this article, we will discuss a step-by-step process for running a successful sports day camp.
After a while, these fourteen types of friends will wear you down.
Coaching a team? Playing in a recreation league and looking for tips? Here are the various offensive options.
A story on the woman who has raised the bar for all women to come on American Ninja Warrior.
For those who didn't go to boarding schools, there's a mystery that surrounds them. These movies helped to either break down those illusions or create further questions about what really happens.
The short list of the top coaches in Division III Volleyball.
The Show American Ninja Warrior is back and better than ever. For those not following it, here are ten reasons why you should.
Eight TV shows that are must-Watch TV but that are a little too violent for the kids. You can be sure that someone's going to die in all of these shows.
27 choices. Movies for her, for him, for everyone.
This list includes those coaches already in retirement or no longer head coaching at the D3 level. The AVCA has its Hall of Fame, and here's the list of potential Division III candidates.
Game of Thrones is notorious for knocking off prime characters. Here is one list of those who deserve tribute.
There have been a number of movies to focus on the topic. Some focus on the actual event that takes society there. This list focuses more on the ones that take us past the actual event.
The following is a list of some of my favorite volleyball drills to use in practice.
Some friendly and sarcastic tips to help visitors survive their trip to the Garden State