Friday, July 11, 2014

Fernando, the Peruvian Neymar

I'm in a desert shantytown in Peru with my two-year old son, Lucien.  There's no golf course at all here in the sun-baked dusty city of Piura, which lies in the great Peruvian coastal desert -- an expanse of sand and rock almost as vast the Sahara.  It's among the world's driest places anywhere.  The piece below isn't about golf, but another sport, soccer, or "football" as the rest of the world properly calls it: