The Gift of Cats and Dogs on the Frontline of Covid: A Love Story

So today, though somewhat late for Wednesday Appreciation Day, I thought I might say a very, very big thank you indeed to those furry friends who have been on the frontline, so to speak, in so, sooooo many ways during this strange and unsettling pandemic! Though they may not have the words to tell us […]

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Achtung, Baby Part 2 (or, How Ophelia Flew the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Goeie môre, Suid Afrika! So… True. Story. Truth be told. Sure, I may have a wild imagination… But I literally can’t make this shit up. Inbox pings. Whatsapp on my ‘new’ old phone version 2.0. (Side note: I adore minimal effort in a whatsapp. And such usually denotes the sex as “Male.” Close quotation marks.) […]

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How to Care: A Gentle Call for Compassion in the Face of Depression

I sometimes wonder, have we lost the ability or the inclination to care? I guess the optimist in me would like to think the reality is not quite as bleak as that… Not yet, I hope. No. I would like to imagine instead a world where we simply don’t know how to care in the […]

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