Postcards from the Rainbow Nation
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- The More of Less and Schools as Killing Fields 9 years ago I recently returned to South Africa from a trip to the USA after a long hiatus as an expat. Upon reentry I was hit with extreme culture shock along with strict TSA regulations and scenes straight out of an episode of the television show Homeland, complete with a full body pat down for wanting to...
- Sensationalism vs. Solutions 9 years ago Once upon a time I used to enjoy reading the newspaper. Sunday morning in NYC was a steaming cup of Starbucks in hand and the New York Times weekend addition smiling up at me from the table, oh the excitement and anticipation! Fast forward to my current relationship with the printed press-I avoid...
- Chocolate Cookie Vanilla Cookie 9 years ago I stared for a good few minutes just to make sure I was really seeing what I thought I was seeing. Leaving the gym, a white man. Behind him, a black man running after him carrying his gym bag to his car. Not knowing how to process this sight I contained it just long enough […]
- In Death, a Celebration of Life 10 years ago The hearts of the world were fused with South Africa this weekend as the news of the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela spread. We awoke early Friday morning to a grey, overcast day to hear that at the grand age of 95, this great light made a peaceful transition into the next world from his […]
- My friend from Homs and 5774 10 years ago Syria on my mind. Thinking about Sammy and his story, thinking about dictators and horrible wives of dictators aka Asma Assad, who is currently reported to be holed up in her bomb shelter on an online shopping spree. No joke. I just can’t seem to get the images of the lifeless children and white...
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