Author: tumbleandhoot

What Are Lawnmower Parents Mowing Down?

What Are Lawnmower Parents Mowing Down?

We’re all familiar with the overhead drone of the helicopter parent, poised to swoop when their offspring are in a spot of bother, but have you come across the agitating whir of the lawnmower parent? Parents are hurriedly yanking their mower cords to clear the path ahead for their young — seemingly getting a head …

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Not Such Great Expectations

Not Such Great Expectations

It might be sacrilege to suggest to some- particularly those perpetually stoked and sunny types- but I don’t always come in from a surf feeling better than when I paddled out. I’m reticent to admit it- nobody likes a Debbie Downer- but occasionally I come in feeling downright pissed. Don’t get me wrong- bobbing around …

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#Metoo? Was it really “Something”?

#Metoo? Was it really “Something”?

  As the protective veil that shrouded Harvey Weinstein’s misdeeds fell before his and the world’s eyes, and women from pole to pole began to post their #metoo experiences I was roused to post #metoo on my Facebook wall. A collective of female voices surged into a crescendo as women put their experiences of sexual …

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Giving Up

Giving Up

I don’t know about you, but I can be quite the slow learner. Continually pushing shit up a hill until I realize what I’m doing isn’t working out very well. Einstein posited that insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That said, it’d be fair to question my …

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To Let Things Go, or Take A Stand?

To Let Things Go, or Take A Stand?

Drop-ins and dickheads are a part of surfing. You accept this truth or you suffer. Surfing is not always fair. Etiquette doesn’t always exist and age, gender and localism can weigh heavy in certain line-ups. I’ve always had a hard time reconciling with people who drop in. The injustice. The outrage: I would never do …

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I’m not sorry

I’m not sorry

Do you ever say sorry when you are not in the wrong? I do. It’s a knee jerk response. It feels polite- somehow detracting from the awkwardness of a situation. I say it it when the brunette staring at her phone in Woollies spins around with her Doritos and barges in to me. I mouth it when entering the …

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