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Things are changing around the Sour house. After five years at a secure but unchallenging job, I’m leaving security behind to be a freelance writer. * I would never have done this if not for Roller Derby for Beginners. Not that it’s making the rent – beer and ice cream money more like it – […]

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Sooo…you guys heard about this fantasy roller derby? Sorry, you can’t join. It’s exclusive. Sorry to be a jerk, but we just needed to get that out of the way first. A couple of weeks ago, Mike Chexx (who you may know as an announcer) casually mentioned on Facebook that he was thinking about starting […]

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Popular posts from 2013

Well, I wrote a book and had a baby, so I feel fairly accomplished for 2013, but 2014 has more in store. More blog posts for you. More actual roller skating. It’s gonna be great. Just you watch and see. Here’s the most popular stuff we chatted about last year: Mental toughness with Scarlene (seriously, […]

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  Happy Holidays, from my manatee to yours! Or to you, I guess. Hardly any of you have your own manatees. Thank you for hanging out with me on the internet in 2013 and being a fun group of people to chat with and type to. Here’s to 2014: May your bearings roll true, and […]

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I’ve working on a post about making game rosters – I’ve asked some captains and coaches to share how they do it, and how skaters can improve their chances of making the list. So look out for that next week. While I was thinking about it, though, I was chatting a bit on Twitter about […]

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Remember a couple of years ago, when I did the Total Body Transformation thing? I wanted to lose body fat and add muscle, for a combination of vanity and sports performance. Though it wasn’t necessarily my intention, I was focusing a lot on how my body looked instead of how it performed, and joined in […]

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I’ve been feelingĀ a little sorry for myself lately, keeping a running tally of all the things that haven’t gone quite right. First, I was pregnant, and had to give up lots of things I liked. Then, I got gestational diabetes and had to give up carbs, too. My book wasn’t writing itself. Our landlord raised […]

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Are you in or near Portland, Oregon? Do you enjoy fun? You’ve invited: Roller Derby for Beginners book launch party Sunday, November 24th Mount Scott Community Center Skating Rink 6-8pm We’ll have: Roller skating (freeee, whether you bring your own skates or not) Sweet treats Books for sale and signing by your humble author (me) […]

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What I’d like to see at WFTDA Championships this year: Star passes. Super-secret star pass strategy I’ve never thought of Lots of roller skating. Backward, forward, clockwise, counter-clockwise – I don’t care. Just not much standing around One pegassist Gotham getting nervous, at least for a few jams One of the teams at Championships for […]

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So you’ve done the 30 day squat challenge, the 30 day plank challenge, and the 30 day burpee challenge, and a 30 day photo challenge, yet, some emptiness gnaws within you. Want to lose weight, smell better, and find a life partner, all in 30 days? Nah. You’re fine the way you are. Here’s a […]

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