Healthy Gamer: Dr. Skatelove, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bruise (Part 2 of 2)

"Practice is at 6 on Tuesday. Bring a long pine box"

“Practice is at 6 on Tuesday. Bring a long pine box”

“Find what you love and let it kill you” – Charles Bukowski

My first experience with roller derby was the proverbial pebble that started an avalanche. That night I discovered a game that looks like crazy fun, a community that defied everything I had come to understand about amateur sports teams, and the challenge that I didn’t know I was looking for. Continue reading

Healthy Gamer: Hell on Wheels (Part 1 of 2)

flameskate“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.” - Carl Sandburg

Three of my five readers have known me for most of my life, and can identify that I’m not exactly the sportsy type. Continue reading

Healthy Gamer: True Grit

What was that you called me?

Sorry…what was that you called me?

“I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.” – Ned Pepper

“Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!” – Rooster Cogburn

The most iconic line in either version of the movie True Grit happens when Rooster Cogburn is pushed into a killing rage when he’s called fat. That was just the last straw. Fat shaming apparently existed in the Old West, and you did it at your own peril. Continue reading