Participation. The most exciting thing about a sport: You figure out your beloved activity, choose your favorite team or player, and scream your teeth out during every competition. I am a native of Syracuse, New York. Anyone who knows a native of Syracuse, New York has heard more than once that we bleed orange and [...]
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The synonym of an elephant terrible is a monster child. I learned that from Jason Crombie. I guess I’m one of those now, because I have fallen intoxicated. Ubriaco! It took one drink with surfing and an entire bottle with longboarding and now I am an aqua paddling, pavement scratching fiend. My hangovers are stained [...]
I like paint. And colors. A lot. Sometimes the crisp contrast of stoop pumpkins against a Manhattan dusk is the perfect preview to the lights that will soon turn on, and the many children who will tred the night, picking up purple lollipops and yellow Twizzlers from strangers. Fall brings the greatest high to color [...]
If you can’t get to your local break, there are always concrete waves! The 2011 Broadway Bomb brought over 1,000 longboarders to NYC to share the stoke!
Like many days, even before this month, I am thinking about Steve Jobs. My relationship with him started at a time when I had no idea who he was: I was a 5 year old, with feet swinging against a deep maroon chair in a dark movie theater. The original Toy Story played before my [...]
I have always been artistic by design. Right. Brained. I imagine high waves in between the city skyscrapers that frame my jogs and those long walks to class. I spent my youth writing poems about giving back to the Earth that harnesses our existence, our ability to engage with the ocean. Yet, one of my [...]