At Least the Waves are Good

There were high expectations for Escondido. All the rumors about the nightlife, beach sluts, party drugs, and free spirits had me excited. Turns out–I arrived 12 hours too late. The day before was the end of a week long surf competition and when that finished, the crowds left. Scant girls. And I mean very scant, I was […]

My Encounter With a Rapist

Was out doing my thing last night–drinking and laughing with the bartender at a local spot–when I spotted two girls staring in my direction. I waved them over and said ‘hola!’ They were real Mexican natives, looking very zapotec, and didn’t speak any English. They wanted to take my picture. I obliged, made them pose, […]

Forge Your Own Path (Women Will Follow)

There is a major trait that separates men from the boys, something that the guys who “get it” have, and the guys who don’t, don’t. It’s a quality that takes years of experience to develop, accomplishments and failures, a deep knowledge of the self, and a lot of time reflecting. True self-confidence. This is something that […]

To be Alone and Free

Traveling alone for a lengthy period of time has proven to be one of the most effective ways to develop my personality. This current trip is no exception. The days are usually spent alone, wandering to new places, working for a few hours in a garden or café, and doing a lot of observing. What starts to […]