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 way-too in-depth article about a social media post that got ridiculous amounts of interaction.
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 extend to bigotry on the topic.
An article to give coaches some good options in kicking off their practices in a high energy and positive way.
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 an odd election year, the GOP has put forth Donald Trump. A man who says so many incendiary things that defeating him should be easy. So why isn'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.
Watch it and feel the message that it sends. These movies will make you want to act. Act on what? Who knows. But you'll take some kind of action.
Cause and effect. How continued angry rhetoric may be leading to violence 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.
Recently, on social media there appeared a story titled, 'Bakery Owners Fined $135,000 for Refusing to Serve Gay Wedding.' That headline certainly raised many issues and concerns.
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.
Recently, in USA Volleyball 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.
What state has the most crazies? It absolutely has to be Florida. Here are some sample stories coming out of the news to make that case.
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 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.
Over the course of history in movies, there have been some great wingmen. Here is a list of some of the best.
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.
The following article will detail the movies that no longer need any more sequels.
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 the movie Fight Club, they hypothesized about who would be interesting to fight. Ghandi and Lincoln were both brought up. Along those lines, here are some fights that would be very interesting.
There are often times in movies where you remember reading the book that the movie is based off, and think, 'Wow, they sure took some liberties with that casting.' Here are some examples.
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.
Improv Everywhere is a group based out of New York City and they host flash mob type of events from time to time. They've had some epic ones and here is one list of the best of the best.
There are certain movie themes everyone in the world is tired of seeing. This article is dedicated to those stories.
There are movies out there where certain scenes are repeated over and over again. Here are the best of those movies.
In movies, sometimes the main character(s) is taking part in a game. This is the best of the best of that genre.
Over the course of the history of the NFL, there have been some pretty devastating results from field goal tries. Here are the worst of the worst.
If you are a fan of classic video games, these four CD-Rom games are for you.
In just three months at the site, there have been many changes. Here is a summary.
In this article, we will discuss a step-by-step process for running a successful sports day camp.
Ever wonder what your kids do when they go outside and play? Here are two true tales of what happened to my friends and I during days outside.
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.
Here is an article that offers some choices about what Super Power people would prefer to have. Enjoy!
Looking to get away for the weekend? Watkins Glen is a small town with lots to do that will give you a quick taste of the Upstate, NY lifestyle.
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.
Here is a collection of some of the best parties in the United States.
Board, Card, and Lawn games that every home should own.
The Show American Ninja Warrior is back and better than ever. For those not following it, here are ten reasons why you should.
This is a collection of fun date movies that are appealing to both men and women. Some suggestions on the best time to make your move are included.
You won't find any best acting Oscar nominations in this group. And the movies are so bad, yet so, so good.
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, here's the list of potential Division III candidates.
Just some great movies that cater to guys. I'm sure there are more than a few for the ladies in there too.
Game of Thrones is notorious for knocking off prime characters. Here is one list of those who deserve tribute.
Just a collection of memorable performances from the recent past including Bon Jovi, Charlotte and Jonathan, and Attraction.
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