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I moved a couple of weeks ago. We’re still living out of boxes, between the toddler and the heat and the lack of time and the fact that we can’t use our stove anyway due to electrical issues. You want to hear all about it? Do you know anything about grout? Fine, we’ll skip the New […]

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I’m a professional writer, in case it isn’t obvious from my stunning all-caps prose on the monthly power rankings. But Pack is Here Jesus knows I don’t know everything about everything, so I need a little help. Right now I’m revising Roller Derby for Beginners, so the second edition (out in October, I hope), is even more […]

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Something weird happened this weekend. I was watching a game – probably Rose vs. Texas, because I had a lot to to say about that particular bout – and I wished for a second that I could type my little comment, like we used to with DNN textcasting in olden times. Now, I don’t want […]

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We talked a while ago about roller skating while pregnant. I’ve haven’t done it, but I did talk to a bunch of roller derby people who made the same decision, so you don’t feel so alone. Thank you to everyone who reached out to share their stories! These decisions aren’t easy. (Note: these are just the experiences […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Some top-adjacent roller derby action has occurred. For the top 20 or so, this month has been more about getting WFTDA charters finalized for the upcoming action and warm-up bouts as spring and summer get […]

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A while ago, someone wrote me to ask about skating while pregnant, but I wasn’t able to give any personal experience. My last bout was in August 2012, and Baby Sour was born a year later. I gave this particular skater some general advice, but wondered: What do people do? I asked a lot of people […]

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Frisky Ed Note: This is our first guest post, yaaaay! Please let me know if you like this and want to see more along the same lines. Also, please make Discount Tina Fey feel welcome by saying lots of nice things in the comments.    Scrimmage Survival Guide – Escaping the Spin Cycle Your first […]

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Many moons ago, in the mists of yesteryear, Maria Montoya and I skated together at Rose City. During her time there, she occasionally worked with skaters to help with their mental game. Even if you’re not looking for a coach, I think you’ll find that she’s thought through a lot of common problems in a helpful […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. There have been so many retirements and movements and re-adjustments that I haven’t even been able to keep up with the scuttlebutt. Rose City stays on top this month (yeaaaaaah!) due to a slew of […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Once again, we’re just doing top 12, as there haven’t been many (if any) (should I look) (nah, too lazy) sanctioned games. (Okay, I felt bad and looked it up. There was the European […]

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