Where Are the Holiday Shoppers?

This afternoon we had to go to the mall to buy a ream of computer paper. (As everyone here knows, you can’t buy anything in South Africa without going to the mall.) I was dreading it. Who in their right mind goes to a mall on December 21? In America, such a trip...

Christmas Below the Equator

Spending the holidays in a warm place in the northern hemisphere (like Hilton Head Island, where my mom lives) is one thing. But celebrating Christmas during summer is quite another. My brain doesn’t know what to make of it. Over the next few weeks, I will...