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The History of Roller Hockey

I remember asking my parents to let me play hockey when I was little but they told me "there wasn't a team near by" so I never got into it. Because of that, I will let someone else tell the story this week. Here is the, link https://thehockeynews.com/all-access/article/roller-hockey-international-an-oral-history  I hope y'all have a great weekend!
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Science Technology Engineering and Math

For the readers who have been to an RSA meeting of some kind or another you have heard of the STEM Program. Don't worry, I'm not going to tell you something you've already heard. However I would like to talk about why it is important for the kids.

When I was growing up there wasn't any push for a STEM based education. Most of the focus was on literature, vocabulary, and writing. Not that those are unimportant, but I feel my time would have been better spent in a physics class or a engineering class. I felt like the whole goal of the school system was to push me into college and that was all.

My senior year of high school I met my all time favorite teacher Mr. Smith. He saw the need for engineering and technology classes and made it happen. He bought a 3D printer and a subscription to a Computer Aided Design program called SolidWorks and got to work. His class quickly became my favorite. I spent the majority of my lunches in the computer lab designing a hydraulic crane…

Time

At the moment I am looking at a used blue Sure-Gip Stardust that has been sitting in the window of my office for almost a year now. I never thought much of it. It was just a unsalable skate that I re-purposed as a decoration. Until I took a closer look.
I picked it up and saw what the sun, that nearly blinds me in the afternoon, had done to it in a relatively short amount of time. The side facing the window is now a goldish green color. It's kind of interesting how much things have changed in just a year. One year ago I was having health problems that left me almost completely dependent on others. Thankfully all of that seems to be in the past. I'm in the process purchasing a new (to me) car and moving to an apartment. One year can make a lot of difference. 

Oh and make sure you wear sunscreen when you're outside I don't want you turning goldish green! Thank you for reading. If you have time please leave a comment below. 

When I tell them what I do

When you meet someone new the first question you probably ask is "what do you do?". It is a question that can tell you a lot about a person. Are they happy with their current situation, their passions, what and who they love; and the list goes on. For example, there is someone very special in my life, hey Mycala!, who is a babysitter. You should have seen her face while she talked about these kids, it is definitely a passion. On our very first date I learned that she loved kids, that she is caring, that she is sympathetic, that she is enthusiastic, and that she is much more by simply listening to her response. If you were wondering, yes there were many dates afterwards! I'm actually going to see her tonight.

Now what do I say when asked that question? I tell them that I sell roller skates and roller skate accessories to rinks across our wonderful nation. I get a variety of answers when I tell people what I do. My favorite response is when they say "cool!" and e…
Well its been more than a week since I posted something. Kind of defeats the purposes of calling this Southeastern Skate Supply Weekly. Anyway, I have a very interesting story for you today.
So, Venezuela has been in the news a lot for their near civil war between socialist President Nicolás Maduro and U.S. backed Juan Guaidó. The cause of all this trouble is due to the extreme economic depression under the socialist party that has caused many to go hungry and not receive the medicine they need. The hyperinflation is another cause of the unrest. It is so bad that 1 US Dollar is equal to 637 Venezuelan Bolivars. If you want to read more here is a link to the BBC article I got this information from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36319877
Enough about the negative stuff. How about we talk about Christmas and a unique tradition that the Venezuelans have. In the city of Caracas the locals strap on their roller skates and head to church on Christmas Eve. Children tie a string…

Thank You

This week I would like to thank all of our customers who attended our trade show this year. We had a great time catching up with y'all. I hope you enjoyed your time in Atlanta.




















The 2019 Trade Show Is Here!

I've been waiting for this since last October! This is probably my favorite time of year, because everyone is gathered in one place. We get to see old friends and meet new ones. The trade show isn't just about selling lots of skates, but its about the skating community. The skating community is special because when we are all together we seem to get a long well. I'm sure someone is reading this thinking "are you kidding me this person or that person is such a pain". Maybe you think I'm a pain, who knows. Anyway for the most part we really get a long. I feel like the 2019 trade show is really about all of us getting together under one roof. Oh and don't forget the barbecue. I hope to see you next week!