Richard Humphrey, Ansel Ariely, New York discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
Block walk from my office to the subway. I had a little bit more of like a pep in my step, then I would have expected And I think it's Ansel Ariely related to the Covid. But what it really was for me is that for 10 years before the pandemic, I was living in New York sort of from my late twenties to my late thirties feeling like I haven't made it, you know, am I going to be able to last in this? Aggressive, rigorous environment. And this past 15 months has like removed any kind of second guessing any kind of insecurity, shortage of confidence because we got through arguably the most difficult, you know, year of any of our lives and going back to those same streets and neighborhoods that I've been on before. Felt to me radically different in a very uplifting kind of way that it gave me a totally different perspective on I am okay. That's Danny groaner of New York City on his first day back in the office. You're listening to weekend edition from NPR News, 9 35 and from KQED News. I'm Julie Chang. And it's time for right now Wish My check. Check one. Check two. Are we here? All right. We're here. Right now. Each this week right now is host Pendarvis Harshaw talks to Richard Humphrey, a roller skater who's been at it since the seventies. Over the past year. He's seen the uptick in roller skating, but he wants people to understand. It's more than a trend. How would you describe the scene when you first started skating? Yeah, There's just been epic all these years, and I'm glad that I could say that I was there from the very beginning. Words just can't describe the feeling of just getting that role, learning how to do moves, learning how to do things. What was so cool about the rig day, especially the late seventies. Man. Everybody's passion was unbelievable. I mean, it was like the coolest thing in the whole world. When we started skating together, we had all have big radios are big boom boxes. We put two or three of them together. Wait for a song on the radio just so we can dance and.