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2018 Resolution Update: September

It’s Salted Caramel Mocha season (pumpkin spice who?) which means it’s time for my annual “Holy shit, how is it fall already?” moment. 

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Medea the Manager: A Cautionary Tale

An extended metaphor because I like using my English degree for that sort of thing.

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West Coast Bias: MLQ and Miscellany

I like to keep MLQ Manager Liz and Podcaster Liz separate, but Smythe managed to coax a few Argothoughts out of me anyway. One more episode to go before we finish Season 1!

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2017 Year in Review: Quidditch

Holy shit, how it is 2018 already?  Is it because every year takes up a smaller percentage of my life and therefore feels increasingly insignificant? Is it because I can feel my youth slipping away from me in silver hairs and creaky joints? A new year is as good a time as any to reflect back […]

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My #MLQChampionship Journey, Day 5

Coming home to the world’s best quidditch widow.

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My #MLQChampionship Journey, Day 4

Winning is fun. But fun is also fun. Try to do both at the same time whenever you can.

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My #MLQChampionship Journey, Day 3

This picture is why I’m here. I’ve written before about what a pessimist I am before my team plays. I thought that we’d be lucky to pull off a win against a great 3rd place team in the New Orleans Curse since we’d only brought 14 players. I was wrong. I took this during the […]

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My #MLQChampionship Journey, Day 2

“I HAVE A BATTLE STATION!”

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My #MLQChampionship Journey, Day 1

There are three reasons why I travel for quidditch: To go to the quidditch tournaments themselves, obviously. To see more of the country. To see my friends across the country. I had a plan today when I landed in Austin at noon. I was going to drop my stuff off at Caroline’s, play tourist, get some […]

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My #MLQChampionship Journey, Day 0

I have bittersweet feelings about packing this jersey. I’m not a player. I’m a not a coach. I’m a manager. That means something to me. Jerseys are for people who work on the pitch. I may get shit done off the pitch… but I know I wouldn’t make the 30-player roster for this team. I’m […]

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