Roller Derby / Hamburg Image

For the past five years or so, I’ve had a list in my head of things I’d like to do when/if I return to the US:

1) Get a motorcycle license.
2) Learn Spanish.
3) Join a roller derby team.

Roller derby in its current incarnation was revived, well, deep in the heart of Texas. Ironically enough, one of the things I’ll miss the most about Hamburg specifically will by my first roller derby team, the Harbor Girls. Continue reading

Back in the Heart of Texas

We’re going home. Well, I’m going home. Sort of. I’ve never actually lived in Austin, but it’s one of those cities where I can just show up and feel at home. Berlin feels the same way. There are familiar places, familiar faces, and I can always come and go as I choose. I’ve stayed with various people in various neighborhoods in both cities and it was like living there temporarily. Going back always feels comfy, like putting on a favorite sweatshirt. And I often manage to borrow a bike.

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