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Roller derby is not full of jerks. Life is.   Roller derby isn’t a refuge from the rest of the world, and it isn’t a source of concentration for any of the world’s ills, either. It’s just a sport that throws together lots of different kinds of people to work toward a common goal. Lots of […]

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Duplicate roller derby names

In olden times*, we had the twoevils registry for roller derby names, and it worked just fine. You’d think of a name, look it up to see if anyone already had it, swear a little when you found out that it, yes, someone did have Ophelia Pain (sigh), then go back to the drawing board. Then your […]

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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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Joan of Dark wrote earlier in the week about watching a Naptown (ladies) vs. Race City Rebels (dudes) bout. The bout turned into a rout, with the women being beat soundly. She didn’t like watching this, nor did a lot of other Naptown roller derby fans. No one likes watching their team get blown out, that’s for sure. But […]

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OMG, WFTDA finally announced the 2014 tournament dates and locations! Get excited!   Not that you asked, but here are my first impressions: Hey, a tournament in Canada! That’s fun. Next year, maybe another continent? It’s about time. Both D2 tournaments are in the Great North up there. I’d be a little bummed if I’m a […]

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I’ve been feeling 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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As we continue to celebrate the release of Roller Derby for Beginners, today we have a SISU mouth guard to give away. Thanks, SISU! In the book, I talk about making goals, and then tailoring your work to meet those goals. Lots of skaters think that more is more: that they can’t possibly miss any […]

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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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So, you’re headed to beautiful Salem, Oregon for the WFTDA Playoffs! Salem is the capital of my home state, and I’m uniquely qualified to describe its wonders because I’ve 1) driven near it on the freeway several times a year and 2) visited on more than one field trip as a child.  (We sang “The […]

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Star passes – they’re so hot right now! From what I’ve noticed, passing the star (aka panty passes, aka passing the cap) hasn’t been in vogue for the last few years, but there have been several star passes in high-profile play in the last few months. Bonnie Thunders passed the star to Mick Swagger at ECDX. […]

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