The year 2022 was a return to “normal” post-Pandemic life, which was wonderful. There were no major life changes, but there were a lot of wonderful moments to remember. Health I feel blessed to be in my 50s and able to do all that I do, from skating to dancing to biking everywhere. The biggest…
Category: SF Bay Area
“A Lovely Day”: Fun Dance Video Shoot with Liz!
Just for funsies, I got together with my dear friend Liz to shoot a freestyle lindy hop dance video this weekend. We agreed on a chill, bouncy song to dance to, a mashup of ”Lovely Day” by Bill Withers and ”Good as Hell” by Lizzo, performed by the band Pomplamoose. And we found three gorgeous…
TRON Costume Rebooted: “I roll for the users!”
A couple of years ago, I put together a TRON costume for $60 that I was pretty proud of. I decided to enhance it for 2022, which happens to be the 40th anniversary of the original TRON movie. The most visible addition to this rebooted costume was an LED visor that definitely turned a lot…
Charlestons + Hat Tricks on a Fashion Runway
I can’t believe I just did a dance gig at a freaking fashion show where I threw down solo jazz, charleston and hat tricks?!? And I managed not to drop the hat??? It all started when Sarah Bush, a dancer / choreographer / dance troupe founder I know, contacted me about a possible gig about…
A Public Service Announcement for Skaters
Sadly, over the last few days, friends of mine have had personal property taken, been subjected to sexual harassment and even threatened with physical violence. Yes, the skating rink is generally a safe and fun place. But there are shady folks out there. So I created this little PSA as a heads up.
Just a Normal Tuesday at the Rink
For the past couple of years the Skating Place in Golden Gate Park has been my second home. Here’s a little taste of what makes it so magical. It’s a Tuesday in late August in San Francisco. It’s been annoyingly chilly the past few days, but the sun is out today! A perfect time to…
Deep and Riki’s Skate Showcase!
So last Sunday was the semi-annual Skate Showcase at the Golden Gate Park Skating Place, my second home for the past two years. This is a celebration of the SF skate community and a chance for folks to show off their skate dancing skills in a friendly and chill environment. Last year you will recall…
It’s exactly two years since I started quad skating! It’s been an incredible journey so far, and it feels like I’ve barely scratched the surface of what is possible with skating. I’m so grateful for everything that skating has brought to my life — friendships, community, and so many beautiful moments.
Golden Gate Xpress on the Local SF Skate Scene
I was delighted to see this fun article about the San Francisco skate scene, featuring quotes from David Miles, Lainie Monsef, Daniel Albert and myself. Thanks, Maximo Vazquez for shining a light on what makes our local scene so dope! Let’s roll!
My Hobbies Plotted against Depth of Relationships and Time Pursued
Rollerskating is an outlier, since I just started. But I feel like the depth of connections I’ve made in a short amount of time is pretty remarkable.