“GREAT-ish”-Scarlet Five

There was a girl, I used to know her,
She was afraid of so many things.
People said she had potential.
But when she looked back at her life,
At all those things she was voted
“Most Likely” to do….
They were so much less than she’d imagined.
Accomplishments, in the eyes of the world,
Boxes checked, deadlines met, goals achieved.
Those things she could claim as her own.
But deep down, somehow, she knew
Those things had never really scared her.

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ACRD’s First Community Skate Night @ Black Mamba

Ever been curious what it’s like to hit the rink with a roller derby team? Maybe you’re just looking for a fun and active way to spend a Saturday night? Join the skaters of Assault City Roller Derby for a night of skating at Black Mamba!

Admission is $10, including rental skates. New skaters will pay an additional $1 registration fee. Part of these proceeds will go to our league as we enter our eleventh season of skating and service in the Syracuse community. Come out and get to know ACRD the weekend before our home opener against the Albany All-Stars!

Address:

Black Mamba Skate Park
3649 Erie Blvd. East
Shoppingtown Mall
Syracuse, NY 13214

“Get On My Level: Notes On Intensity” – Tough Buck

Get On My Level: Notes On Intensity

Some refer to it as passion, but I prefer to call it intensity. Passion sounds like something you’ve either got or you don’tintensity can be harnessed, tamed, and then let wild. It can grow and change from moment to moment. Like an animal’s instincts, it’s adaptive.

As an athlete, intensity is the primary driving force behind my every action, movement, and quick decision. Am I going onto the track with intent? Am I thinking frantically or with intent? Are my movements deliberate? Are my words concise? These are the type of questions I not only ask myself at practice or in gameplay, but in my daily life. 

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