Farewell From the Melville Cat

Farewell From the Melville Cat

From the Melville Cat: Good day, friends. I have sad news: This will be my final blog post. I am writing to you from Beyond. I don’t know where I’ve gone, exactly. But all is well. I will try my best to explain. My favorite photo of myself. Yesterday began...
Feeling South Africa’s Pain

Feeling South Africa’s Pain

Back in the olden days, I often used this blog as a vessel for my grief and sadness. I went through a lot of tangible pain in the early 2Summers years — losing a partner to addiction, among other things — and the blog was one of my coping mechanisms. (You...
For Meruschka (a.k.a. MzansiGirl)

For Meruschka (a.k.a. MzansiGirl)

Dear Meruschka, Soon after I heard the news last night, I started making a list of all the adventures we’ve had over the years. The list was longer than I realized. You at the Oriental Plaza in December 2016. I can’t remember for sure the first time we...
19 December

19 December

I woke up feeling sad this morning. This was no real surprise as the last few months have been difficult for me. But I’d been feeling better for the past couple of weeks, so when the sadness returned this morning I felt a little disappointed. At about 8:30,...
Remembering Henrike

Remembering Henrike

Warning: This post contains graphic language. Three days ago there was a terrorist attack in Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), in a resort town called Grand Bassam not far from the capital city of Abidjan. About 16 people were killed, plus the six gunmen who were...