Roller derby, baby

Ben Folds has been in Kansas City playing with the Symphony, which is absolutely amazing for a number of reasons. (I could actually write an entire blog post on how all of my favorite artists are writing for the symphony and ballet). But of course, I didn’t get to go because of practice, despite my … Read More

Little reminders

It is 12:15 a.m. on a Wednesday morning and I am laying in bed icing my knee and finishing up a bowl of tofu, Brussels sprouts, and carmelized onion. Why? Because this is my life. The life of a derby player typically means late night dinners, loads of post-practice ice and Epsom salt, and very … Read More

A bottle of Irony

Well, folks, it’s been awhile. I promise I haven’t been neglecting you all. It’s just that… Well… Okay, maybe I’ve been neglecting you. Here’s the deal: I had a dear friend surprise me with a bottle of pinot noir—appropriately named Irony—for my birthday last weekend. We popped the cork and I enjoyed a glass to … Read More

Season 5? How did we get here?

It seems my fifth season of roller derby will begin next month. Hey, if you’re in Kansas City, you should definitely make plans to watch. Actually, my mind is a little blown that I’m at this place. I feel like I still have so much to learn. I’m at the point where I’m regularly making … Read More