Fantastico, Part II

Mexican girl with surfboard on coast of Guerrero, Mexico.

        Read Part I of this story here. Jazmin is a complete bad ass. She takes no prisoners and never pussy-foots around issues. For that reason, I felt like she’d be the perfect teacher for me. Condescension is one of the things I hate about trying to learn new physical skills. I tend to be a slow learner, and I don’t pick up new movements quickly. As a kid I was always the worst player on every team and that […]

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Fantastico, Part I

Girls with surfboards in Mexico.

In this era of confessional living, when  ineptitude supposedly makes you loveable and full disclosure proves you’ve got cojones,  it’s easy enough for me to admit that I’m an incompetent athlete, a slow learner, a forgetful reader, a messy cook, and a lazy runner. I can make jokes about the things I’m not very good at. I can admit that I’m a sweaty, broke, disorganized, cellulite-spackled plebeian, who is prone to crippling anxiety and is no better equipped to deal […]

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