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Healthy Gamer: Keeping Up With the Kids

Not like Hogwarts.
Not like Hogwarts.

“Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.” – anonymous

One of the things that I enjoy most about the Captain Hammer Project are the adventures that I get to take my new body on. A body that I will remind you is still pretty far from anyone’s definition of “fit” but considering where I’ve been in the past is a huge improvement. Continue reading

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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

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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

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Healthy Gamer – Riding In Cars With (Fat) Boys

rollerskate“I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.” – Mitch Hedberg

Go figure that right after I make my claim that things are going to get better/more frequent that life throws a wrench into the works. Or more accurately a Jeep Wrangler. Continue reading