South Africa

Notes on Snorkeling

I thought the word “snorkel” to myself, over and over, and undertook a very limited exploration of every opinion I’d ever had on the subject.

Like many of John Le Carré’s women, she has a creepy energy that I can only describe as “sex-mother.”

Many of the women in his books seem unable to decide whether they want to sleep with every man they see or be their actual biological mother.

The Pledge

Never tell Mom

The Fires that Make the News

Here Comes Mr. Clearsighted Humanitarian

We are talking about just the normal types of tourists here

Just a normal type of Christine Lagarde-looking older German lady tourist with a big fucking green beaded necklace and some spectacles with red frames standing right in the doorway of a bad restaurant on Long Street.

My Airport: JNB

The world's major airports aren't in cities.

Nurturing Kittens Showed Me I Could Nurture Others

The kittens, like a classmate crush, made me feel better through their distant presence and consistent cuteness.

Somewhat of A Phone Stealing Epidemic

So long as there’s poverty in South Africa, phone stealing will keep a large portion of citizens in work.

The Squatter

You never know what fascinating person you'll be unable to get out of your office