The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Andrew Schwartz teaches writing at the University of California at Berkeley Extension. His essay in this issue is from an unpublished collection.
My father, though, seemed unaware of my contempt, and in June, as my high-school-graduation gift, he took me to Torremolinos, on the coast of Spain. He’d booked us a room at a midpriced, touristy hotel through some educator’s discount travel plan. We saw a bullfight. We swam.