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Week 3: Pure Action!

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Week 3: Pure Action!

Wondering if I’ve actually been keeping up in the gym? My trainer DJ is keeping me honest!

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Week 2: Motivation Outside of the Gym!

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Week 2: Motivation Outside of the Gym!

Week 2 of my 90 Day Challenge! There’s more to getting out of a rut than working my body. Here’s how I stay motivated outside the gym! What do you do to keep inspired? Subscribe to my email list http://bit.ly/2s6N91O and follow me on Facebook to receive updates....

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First Week with Trainer DJ!

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First Week with Trainer DJ!

Week 1: Assessment and Kick Starting Me into Gear! After our “assessment” workout, the second training went much smoother and faster. Week 1 of my 90 Day Challenge! My trainer, DJ’s great and is keeping me accountable to me and pushing me past my comfort zone. As for the embarrassing secret I reveal in the video, I know I’m not the only one who’s felt embarrassed and uncertain what to do. So, I’ll dig deeper to discover solutions and share them with you. Knowledge is power! (I am a librarian, after all.) A great way to start: The Myrtl Routine. This is a great warm up series to get all your muscles primed for the high intensity workout to follow! Subscribe to my email list and follow me on Facebook. I’ll notify you when I post updates!...

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I’m 45 Today & I’m Doing Something Crazy to Celebrate!

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I’m 45 Today & I’m Doing Something Crazy to Celebrate!

Who is this Jesse Itzler? What is Hell on the Hill? What have I gotten myself into? Subscribe to my email list and follow me on Facebook. I’ll notify you when I post updates on my progress or eminent demise. ~Kate...

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Download the 2017 RSL Music Guide NOW, NO PRINT COPIES on Playa

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Download the 2017 RSL Music Guide NOW, NO PRINT COPIES on Playa

The Rock Star Librarian Music Guide as Radical Ritual The guide, Black Rock City’s burning book of musical rites, has become a coveted, annual ritual. In response to and to participate in this year’s Radical Ritual theme, I gift you all the data from the Rock Star Librarian Music Guide in spreadsheet format. You choose what to do with it. Print the spreadsheet PDF exactly as it is or accept this call to create your own musical ritual and meaning from the data. Transform and playfully re-purpose it into an alternative format and focus of your choosing and gift it back to our community. Are you a drum n bass aficionado? Or do you have a perfect way to reformat  the info into a small, pocket sized booklet you’ve always wanted? Over the years many of you have shared that you found ways to upcycle the guide and create your own versions of it to gift to others. I love this idea! Please share your creations with me via email or Google Drive share to therockstarlibrarian at gmail dot com and I will reshare it! Visit rslmusicguide.com to download the 2017 Rock Star Librarian Music Guide!   No Print Copies on the Playa – Unless You Bring Them I’m taking this year off from Burning Man after a solid, ten year run and 18 Burns total. But please print out several copies yourself and gift them on the playa! The Time to Burn app includes the 2017 RSL Music Guide The entire 2017 RSL Music Guide is available digitally via the Time to Burn app iOS / Android and includes not only the music lineups but the entire ePlaya events for BRC....

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Download the 2016 RSL Music Guide Now!

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Download the 2016 RSL Music Guide Now!

Sign up for my free RSL Newsletter & get worldwide dust beats news all year! Download the guide now! Booklet: print in color or grey scale Consecutive Pages: print in color or grey scale Printing Configurations There are entirely *too many printing instruction variations* out there for me to attempt to list. If you have helpful instructions on how to print for your specific home inkjet and/or laser printer, please post instructions with your printer model info in the comments to help your fellow Burners. The Guide on the Playa Pick up a printed guide on playa at BMIR radio, 5:45 & Esplanade, while supplies last. And get the Time to Burn app for iOS and Android that makes searchable all of the 2016 playa events and includes the RSL Music Guide. Photo credit: Geoffrey Squier...

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2016 AfrikaBurn Sets: Boogie while You Pack!

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2016 AfrikaBurn Sets: Boogie while You Pack!

Beginning this year, I’ll curate and share recorded sets from regional burns around the world! If you are a regional music contact, please connect with me! Let’s shake it globally! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/228607416?secret_token=s-BfGL0″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] If you’ve got a set not included, please let me...

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Know Your Rights! Law Enforcement & BRC

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Know Your Rights! Law Enforcement & BRC

The most important thing is to know your rights in interactions with LEO, know the right questions to ask to give you back control, while being polite, and lessen their intimidation on you and/or your party. This is so important that I include the ACLU Know Your Rights information in the RSL Music Guide. And read this year’s Jackrabbit Speaks Law Enforcement issue. PLEASE share this card with campmates, friends and others in your community so they can be best prepared to be calm and informed of their rights should LEO stop and question them. This is not legal advice. This is information discussing the general state of the law. We urge you to consult a lawyer for legal advice about a particular legal question or issue you may have. If you believe you are coerced into giving consent for a search, or that you are searched without probable cause, you may wish to contact the ACLU of Nevada at...

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2016 Music Guide Kickstarter is Almost Funded!

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2016 Music Guide Kickstarter is Almost Funded!

Donate to my Kickstarter! The 2016 Rock Star Librarian Music Guide has almost hit it’s goal! But with only seven days to go in the campaign, it’s time to kick it up and ask for you to donate, share or re-share since many friends might have missed your previous share. Please donate to my Kickstarter this year! I’ve gotten a peek inside the database at the lineups and schedules already entered. Whoot! It’s going to be a GREAT year! See you out there shakin’ your dusty booties! And do sign up for my newsletter to be the *first* to receive the downloadable digital...

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Walk Down Memory Lane: the 2008 RSL Music Guide!

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Walk Down Memory Lane: the 2008 RSL Music Guide!

My 2016 Kickstarter fundraiser for this year’s guide is getting closer to funding goal. Please donate to my Kickstarter!  I often talk about how the music guide has grown exponentially since it’s inception in 2005, I’m not kidding! Here’s a peek at the 2008 edition, the oldest version I could find in my own archives. The 2008 Rock Star Librarian Music...

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