A Post About South Carolina Barbecue

A Post About South Carolina Barbecue

I’ve been meaning to blog for days — weeks, even. But I’m so far away from South Africa, feeling disconnected from the multiple tragedies unfolding there, and it hasn’t felt like a good time to write about my frivolous adventures in the United...
Back Home in Sykesville for the 4th of July

Back Home in Sykesville for the 4th of July

For the first time since 2010, I found myself with my family in the United States on the 4th of July. My sister, my nephew, my dad, my dad’s girlfriend, and I piled into two cars and drove down the road for the July 4th parade in my home town of Sykesville,...
A Whiny American in Joburg Files Her U.S. Taxes

A Whiny American in Joburg Files Her U.S. Taxes

I’ve been staring at this screen on and off for the past two days, trying to figure out how to write a blog post about U.S. taxes. I don’t know how to write it in a way that doesn’t suck, because let’s face it: Taxes suck. No one likes paying...
Thoughts on the U.S. Presidential Election, From Afar

Thoughts on the U.S. Presidential Election, From Afar

Yesterday morning, I woke up and watched a recording of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ presidential election victory speeches. I was extremely far removed from that stage in Wilmington, Delaware — sitting in bed at my house in Johannesburg with my iPhone...