Hm... you probably clicked on this to find out more about me... which means I should tell you about me...
My name is Nathan R. Carlsen.. Why "The Rollerskate"? I'm sure you're wondering. I wish I could tell you it has something to do with a fight with a bear, or a shark, or a bear-shark with a chain saw and me somehow killing it before it eats me and a bunch of kittens. But it's actually because a college friend of mine, Konrad, who called me "Nate nate rollerskate", yes, just 'cus it rymed. So... when I decided to make a website, I used it. Yep, that's it, that's the only reason. I don't rollerskate, or inline skate, or skate board, or ice skate. Nothing like that. Just 'cus it rhymes. Now you know.
If you're not a friend of mine on Facebook or an actual friend of mine in real life, then you probably don't know yet that I am very uncomfortable around people, especially people who are prettier than me, and smarter than me, and people who make me cry... and that covers most women actually.
Ok, enough kidding around. What do you say when people ask "what do you do?" Normally people answer with what their job is, or occupation (which, in my case, is Technical Account Manager at JAMF Software).
But... that's not what I do, or who I am. Let me be bluntly honest here. For 13 years I was a member and one of many leaders of the Duluth Vineyard Church. This is what I did, this was the most important thing. But now I moved to Eau Claire and I'm just a follower of Jesus. So... where the heck do I go from there? Well, everything I do I try to make sure that I am still following, including this website.
I will write more about this later, but one of the biggest things I feel that God is asking me to do in my life is fight Human Trafficking and Prostitution (I know, this BIG, and I can't do it alone).
While writing movie reviews and articles for my site, and SOMETIMES getting published on Cracked.com, I continue to work on my Photography, reach out to the poor and the homeless and Love God and Love People.