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Wiley, like Calvin

By Joseph Barkoff

Flying with wasps, part 1

One last trick, showing off the skills that partially enabled his world travels. Climbing up, up, up, pushing the little-two-seat pearl sky blue 1947 Cessna 140 Taildragger to the point where most small, single engine planes would stall, around 45 mph or 39 knots, and then over, down, down, down, executing a negative-g maneuver.

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Essays Joseph Barkoff Sports

Chi Chi Danger Squirrel: It’s all in a name

By Joseph Barkoff

Photos by Mike Ko of Silicon Valley Design and Gregg Rich of Gregg Rich Photography

In roller derby you either pick the name of your alter ego, or it is chosen for you. When I began skating at my “fresh meat boot camp” I had no idea as to what my name would be. I had a gamertag for online, but it wouldn’t work for derby.