Category: Writing

Restaurant Review: 8 Ball Meatball

Restaurant Review: 8 Ball Meatball

Originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of Baltimore magazine National Meatball Day—yes, there is one of those, too—seemed like the perfect time to visit the Fells Point restaurant that celebrates the round mounds all year long. And, apparently, we weren’t the only ones who thought so. On a spring evening, a pair of out-of-towners…

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Hampton Lacrosse: It’s Real

Hampton Lacrosse: It’s Real

Originally published in Lacrosse Magazine This is more than even Michael Crawford imagined. Sure, he wanted something like it to unfold. A coach distributes equipment to 23 players. A two-hour practice. Players like him at historically-black Hampton University have the chance to learn and love the game the way he first did at St. Thomas…

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s the Aberdeen Blimp

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s the Aberdeen Blimp

Originally published on Baltimoremagazine.net: Captain Jim was curious like the rest of us. “I’m wondering what is up in the air!” Harford County councilman Jim McMahan, an Army veteran and former local radio host, said a month into a military project that sent a 250-foot blimp-like figure into the sky above Aberdeen Proving Ground. Weather…

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Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Army-Navy

Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Army-Navy

Saturday was my first Army-Navy game. I didn’t play. I didn’t sweat, at least not to the point where it was noticeable. I didn’t parachute in like three men courageously did in a stiff wind during pre-game ceremonies. No, I just showed up to Navy Marine-Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., along with roughly 10,000…

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#Lacrosse is Trending: Social Media Effect on the Sport

#Lacrosse is Trending: Social Media Effect on the Sport

Originally published in the October 2014 edition of Lacrosse Magazine: On a drizzly Thursday evening in late May in Washington, D.C., two men stood side-by-side inside the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, relatively invisible to the cocktail party crowd around them at a pre-Tewaaraton Award ceremony. But if those lacrosse enthusiasts, friends and family…

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For Thompsons, It’s Faith, Family and Lacrosse

For Thompsons, It’s Faith, Family and Lacrosse

It seems appropriate to start this story about Lyle Thompson with him at a dinner table surrounded by family. So there was Lacrosse Magazine’s 2014 Preseason Player of the Year and Tewaaraton Award front-runner, on a mid-November Monday night, sitting at a circular, eight-person banquet hall table at a charity event in Latham, N.Y., a…

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Stories of the Year: Tragedy and #PlayForSetonHill

Stories of the Year: Tragedy and #PlayForSetonHill

Getting back on the bus was the hardest part. Less than seven months after losing their coach and her unborn child in a tragic team bus accident, the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team took its first steps toward closure on an unseasonably warm October night in Greensburg, Pa. Continue reading at LaxMagazine.com

Great Day to be a Tar Heel

Great Day to be a Tar Heel

Originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Lacrosse Magazine The ghosts of North Carolina teams of the past quarter century — the talk of not winning the big game and why — were nowhere to be found at 4:35 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday in the visiting locker room at Lincoln Financial Field in…

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