Category Archives: Skateboarding

Skateboarding news and information as it relates to health

Advocacy: Letter to the Editor re: Pro-Smoking Messages

Below is a letter I wrote today to the editor of a popular skateboarding magazine, regarding images I keep seeing that I believe portray pro-smoking messages.  As a psychologist and father, I believe this is harmful and that people like … Continue reading

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How Old is Too Old? (And 5 Reasons Why the Answer is “No”)

I came across this article last week, “How old is too old to skateboard?”  The author talks about “skate geezers”, men he says are too old to be riding skateboards and to be “thinking they’re cool”.  He brings up valid points- that falling hurts … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Franklin’s Paine (Skate)Park: A Lesson in Resilience and Changing Stereotypes

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 was the grand opening of the Franklin’s Paine Park in Philadelphia, PA. I would call it a skatepark, but it was built as a multi-purpose city park, developed on the idea that, contrary to stereotypes and … Continue reading

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On December 1st I’m Skateboarding 100 Miles to Raise Money for a Skatepark!

On Saturday December 1st a long-time friend, Wesley Terry, and I will be riding our skateboards 100 miles. Why would we do this? Can we do it? I don’t know, but we’re going to try. In 2009 we formed the … Continue reading

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