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Earlier this week, things weren’t looking so great at the Sour House. We’d been informed by our landlord that he would be raising the rent. The next day we got the letter: as of August 1st, the rent would be increased by $380. My husband is a musician and teacher, and summer budgets are tight […]

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Here are all my roller derby strategy posts, for your clicking and reading pleasure. I’ll add as time goes on. What else would you like to see? Chasing the jammer Potential anti-sausage techniques Turnaround blocking/blocking facing backwards Get your points and call it (quickly) (don’t wait) Stop knocking your points out of bounds Watch the […]

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I’m looking to find a few readers for my upcoming roller derby book. What do you get? A preview of the book, a shout out IN the book, a free copy when it comes out, and an internet high-five. What do you have to do? Read the book and provide some basic feedback by June […]

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If you’re regular readers (hi, friends!) or you’ve poked around a bit, you probably know that I played roller derby for a while. In August, I stopped, with the intention of getting knocked up. This goal has been achieved. This August, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be birthing a future roller derby player, […]

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File under: Impossible advice. This morning, I horned in on a Twitter conversation about Rose City’s upcoming home team draft. Draft was for me, without an instant of doubt, the most stressful event of my roller derby career. Worse than tryouts. Worse than getting skates stolen. Worse than any championship game. I have the feeling […]

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Now, this is going to seem like a no-brainer, but stick with me for a minute. When you’re the lead jammer and the opposing jammer is out of the pack, you want to get as many points as you can and then call off the jam. (Why, yes, Frisky, that DOES seem like a no-brainer.) […]

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File under: Derby for Beginners I don’t know about skaters everywhere, but it seems like a Rose City skater gets her gear stolen about every few months. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Believe me; I am the LAST person to judge. My gear has been stolen. Twice. Yes, twice. The first time, I had […]

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A couple of weeks ago, I watched a college town home team take on my former Rose City team. After we beat them by about 200 points, I started to think about how internal competitiveness effects the overall skill level and game play of everyone in the league. Is Rose City just that much better? […]

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This weekend Rose City’s having their annual rookie bout. The term “rookie,” in this case, means the 14 most recently-drafted skaters who weren’t returning skaters or members of the Wheels of Justice. The team includes plenty of members of the Axles of Annihilation, (Rose City’s B-team), some transfers, an aged-up Rosebud, and a few people […]

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This is the latest installment of  my roller derby for beginners series. Go back and look, and make sure to tell me if there’s anything I’m missing. Here to serve, derby friends. So you’ve tried out and you’ve made Fresh Meat. Ta-da! You made it! Just kidding – it doesn’t necessarily feel like you’ve made […]

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