b.loftin2's skateboarding journal


As long as I live, I don’t know if I’ll every really understand my relationship to skateboarding. The compulsion to skate. The obsession. Why am I like this? The more I think and talk and write about it, the deeper it seems but the less I think I understand.

I have often written, regarding skateboarders, that “we are more than skateboarders.” And I’m pretty sure that is correct. We are. But goddamn it goes so deep.

Anyway, here’s a picture of me from about 1988, taken by my wife while we were dating. The spot is a painted curb by the old administration building at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.