Champagne on the Stoep

My arrival in Johannesburg could not have been more pleasant, thanks to Jankees Sligcher, his family, and the New Dawn Rotary Club. Instead of dropping me off at the garden cottage that I’m renting in Melville, Jankees, the president of New Dawn, insisted I come stay with his lovely family in their beautiful home. I …

Back to Africa

While most people in St. Louis spent summer lunch breaks in air-conditioned safety, the Liberian women danced on the hot, paved parking lot. I watched from the shade, sitting with Somali and Afghan refugees, clients of the St. Louis International Institute where I was interning. Then one day I asked to join the dance. The …