Frank Stoner
Frank Stoner

Blog Author - Frank Stoner

Frank earned his first master’s degree in Rhetoric from Colorado State University and a second one in Cognitive Linguistics from Bangor University (Wales). His recent academic work examines aspects of metaphor theory, Conceptual Integration, grammaticalization, and rollerblading discourse.

He has been a ramp builder, house framer, teacher’s assistant, data specialist, and writing center tutor. Currently, he works at the University of Texas and is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Edward’s University. He’s been skating for over twenty years and has appeared in videos and sections produced by Jan Welch, Lonnie Gallegos, Woodward Camp, Chris Majette, Jay Geurink, Brady Fontenot, Anthony Medina, Leon Humphries, and Dave Paine.

Frank is married to author Jess (Wigent) Stoner and lives in Austin.

You can contact him via email at f.stoner@gmail.com.

Frank Stoner’s - Recent Articles

SPS2: The Apostrophe—Rollerblading’s Omitted Omitter

SPS2: The Apostrophe—Rollerblading’s Omitted Omitter

The holiday season is pretty much over (in the United States at least) and we all have to begin coddling.....

SPS2: The One about the Grind Box (Pt 2)

SPS2: The One about the Grind Box (Pt 2)

In the first half of this two-part series on Austin’s grind box, I explained some details relating to the design,.....

SPS2: The One about the Grind Box (Pt 1)

SPS2: The One about the Grind Box (Pt 1)

At long last, I’m finally getting around to writing ‘The One About The Grind Box.’ You may or may not.....

SPS2: Breaking Bad, White Privilege, and The Ghost of Rollerblading Past

SPS2: Breaking Bad, White Privilege, and The Ghost of Rollerblading Past

[For reasons unknown, it seems intrinsic to the form that any article mentioning or discussing Breaking Bad must begin with.....

SPS2: The Modern, Postmodern, and Metamodern Character of Rollerblading

SPS2: The Modern, Postmodern, and Metamodern Character of Rollerblading

Greetings! And welcome to the Second Season of Second Place! It’s been a rather lengthy offseason, but I’m happy to.....

Two Cows: A Perspective on Action Sports

Two Cows: A Perspective on Action Sports

First, some context: In government and civics classrooms all across the country, many teachers and instructors rely on a marginally.....

Second Place: The Second Season

Second Place: The Second Season

Greetings! Second Place is now back for its Second Season. This blog went on an unannounced hiatus last fall, and.....

Second Place: What Happens When God Dies: Truespin and Alley-oop

Second Place: What Happens When God Dies: Truespin and Alley-oop

No matter what your actual theological beliefs are — devout Catholic, reborn Baptist, contemplative Buddhist, or staunch atheist — I’m.....

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