• Spaza Shop Challenge

    Bonus COVID-19 Post: How to Help

    A thoughtful reader suggested I create a single post listing all the “Today’s Worthy Cause” suggestions I’ve been featuring in my Lockdown Journal posts. This is a great idea and I’m disappointed…

  • Volunteers at the Melville food distribution

    Food Parcel Day (Lockdown Day 63)

    It’s Day 63 of the South African lockdown, and for the second consecutive Thursday I took photos at the weekly Melville food parcel distribution program. I wrote about this program in detail…

  • Geraniums

    Level 3 Basics (Lockdown Day 61)

    It’s Day 61 of the South African COVID-19 lockdown, and we’ve officially been at this for two full months. (Our lockdown started on March 27th.) A few days from now we’ll be…

  • Food parcels ready to distribute

    Lockdown Journal: Day 55 (Out and About)

    It’s Day 55 of the South African lockdown. Today was a better-than-average lockdown day for me because I was out and about doing meaningful things. At 9:00 a.m. I walked up to…

  • Heather Bitmoji

    Lockdown Journal: Day 53 (I’m Back)

    It’s Day 53 of the South African lockdown. Did you miss me? It’s good to be back. I’m not sure if numbering these lockdown journal posts makes sense anymore, since I didn’t…

  • Trixie with flowers

    Lockdown Journal: Day 50 (A Good Day)

    Today is Day 50 of the South African lockdown. This week was really hard overall. But I think today was the best day I’ve had since the lockdown started. Around the two-week…

  • Stained glass butterfly

    Lockdown Journal: Day 49 (Facebook)

    Welcome to South African Lockdown Day 49. Today I have some thoughts about Facebook. I know this is not a cool thing to admit, but checking Facebook is one of the first…