Life in the Sprawl

Hi, happy new year. I’ve been sitting on this post for weeks now, shirking time to edit and make it shiny. Louw says it’s a

Head in the Clouds

Remember how some kids just used to Get It? They said the right thing, made good decisions, and by 18 they were already more together

Yeast

I meant for my next post to be about the third leg of our road trip. I’d planned on writing about the quiet farm roads

Swiss Army Wife

Our road trip is over and we’ve handed back our camper van. I’m posting this about a week after writing, and it’s actually pretty cool

Nowhere Nomads

Anysberg (a-nace-berg) is a tiny nature reserve in a remote part of the Western Cape. It’s named after the Pimpinella anisum plant (Anise) and, like

False Start

Today we were supposed to fetch our camper van and drive off into the distance. To cut a very long story short, we’re leaving tomorrow

Made You Cry

I’ve been on SSRIs since the birth of our son. I’m not wild about them (never have been) but they help me to contain myself,

Countdown Feels

One of the things I love/hate most about kids is that they’re blithely unaware of our urgency, but somehow attuned to our stress. In the

Change the Music

I discovered The National back in 2011, when we visited Louw’s mom in Canada. We took a road trip down to Seattle and spent hours