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.....

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.....

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.’.....

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.....

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.....

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.....

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.....

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,.....

Second Place: The ADA and Rollerblading

Second Place: The ADA and Rollerblading

You have probably never heard of him before, but I’m here to tell you that.....

Second Place: Defenestration, Style and Downfall

Second Place: Defenestration, Style and Downfall

This is a very strange topic to take up, especially after writing a whole piece.....

Second Place: The Nature of Power in Rollerblading (Part 3)

Second Place: The Nature of Power in Rollerblading (Part 3)

So far in this little series on the nature of power in rollerblading, I’ve addressed.....

Second Place: The Nature of Power in Rollerblading (Part 2)

Second Place: The Nature of Power in Rollerblading (Part 2)

For many American rollerbladers, today will be marked by an excess of sunburn, dehydration, hangover,.....

Second Place: The Nature of Power in Rollerblading (Part 1)

Second Place: The Nature of Power in Rollerblading (Part 1)

This post marks the beginning of a series I’m writing that deals with the nature.....

Second Place: On Disasters

Second Place: On Disasters

Ever wonder why “switch stance” sections in the VG videos were always titled Unnatural instead.....

Second Place: Are We 138?

Second Place: Are We 138?

The act of naming things has played a central role in rollerblading as long as.....

Second Place: A Look at Jay Geurink’s ‘Teen Dreams’

Second Place: A Look at Jay Geurink’s ‘Teen Dreams’

Preference in art is no different than preference in anything else. And preferences—whether in skating,.....

Second Place: Clips, or you didn’t do it

Second Place: Clips, or you didn’t do it

Lately I’ve been running across variations of a certain phrase used frequently in rollerblading media—on.....

Second Place: The Death of Farside

Second Place: The Death of Farside

Rollerblading is now entering its fourth decade of existence. In that time we’ve seen many.....

Second Place: A New Blog about Cognitive Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Rollerblading

Second Place: A New Blog about Cognitive Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Rollerblading

This is the inaugural post of a new blog called Second Place. It’s committed solely.....

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