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Do You Have to Be Crazy to Play Derby? Maybe a Little…

I was recently visiting a friend with a very cute cat. At one point in the evening, I was petting the cat when he suddenly started biting and clawing me. Instead of getting angry or pushing the cat away (which … Continue reading

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I Suppose We Aren’t Getting Any Younger…

When I was on the high school track team, we used to run 10 400-meter repeats every Monday. We would also have meets twice a week. It felt like it took my 16-year-old body approximately 12 hours to recover from … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?

I recently visited a friend in another city, and we decided to go to a derby bout. It isn’t often that I am solely a spectator at bouts, so it was very exciting. During the second bout, one team started … Continue reading

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How to Give Feedback (Without Being a Jerk)

When you were little, you were probably taught to use the “sandwich approach” to give some sort of negative feedback. I know I used it at least a few times on the playground in elementary school when trying to inadvertently … Continue reading

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Avoid Burnout – Keep Derby Fun!

Last Sunday, I was sitting in my IKEA chair, in sweatpants, typing this blog post. There was a derby practice starting in 15 minutes, but I would not be there. Yes, I felt a little guilty about not making the … Continue reading

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