After a lot of traveling and a little bit of illness, I’m excited to bring back our ONLINE BOOK CLUB! Celebrated South African author Niq Mhlongo answers your questions about his writing, and the books that made him famous. You submitted so many engaging questions for this author that I felt I owed it to … More Signed Book Giveaways and Niq Mhlongo Answers Your Questions!
Anybody wanting to understand what takes me so long going through all my essays and trying create a book, this guy NAILS IT!
I had a lot of fun writing October’s column for the Expat Focus website, and I hope you have as much fun reading it: Go For the Flowers, Stay for the Ghost And, as always, a few extra photos just for you… Thanks for reading. The best compliment you can give is to share my … More Go For the Flowers, Stay for the Ghost
I was happily surprised when a friend of mine just told me that she is planning to use our online book club in her class. I thought maybe she wanted to show her students the mind of an author at work, but she said her primary interest was in the questions themselves. She wants to … More Our Online Book Club is Being Taught in the Classroom!
It is insanely hot here in the capital of South Africa. No, really. I’m pretty sure a lot of us are losing our minds under this sun! We really need some rain right now. Meanwhile my friends in America’s Carolinas and elsewhere are underwater with some kind of thousand year storm. Oy! This planet is … More Holy Happy-Sweat-Bees, Batman…Go a Fisa Thata!
“…I was awakened by a tremendous earthquake, and though I had never before enjoyed a storm of this sort, the strange thrilling motion could not be mistaken, and I ran out of my cabin, both glad and frightened, shouting, ‘A noble earthquake! A noble earthquake!‘ feeling sure I was going to learn something. ” ―John … More “My Brain Becomes a Pop-up Store of John Muir Quotes”
From South Africa, to America’s east and west coasts, to Europe and beyond, readers were traveling
A video from the bottom of the pool: Kurt’s favorite place to get rid of work stress…
I have to admit, this one had me stumped. Kurt and I were going through photos of our first trips to Kruger, in late winter/early Spring of 2013, and came across this photo I took of a pretty yellow-and-white bird in a bush. Having spent the last two years cramming birds of Southern Africa into … More Can You Identify this African Bird?
Today I turn 45. It’s hard to believe time has gone so far since this photo of me was taken after a tumble at my older brother’s birthday party…