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Present tense

I was on a mission. I needed information. I knew that The Shrink wouldn’t buckle under interrogation. I could target Rachel, but she’s just 11 months old and I needed more details than “da-da”, “noh-noh” and “mah-mah”. There was only … Continue reading

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Is it a bird… is it a plane… no, it’s SuperMan(dela)

Nelson Mandela is in front of a birthday cake. There are candles. He’s grinning. Khwezi, my five-year-old son, looks at the newspaper photograph of the world’s most famous birthday boy and sighs. “It’s so unfair,” he says. He looks at … Continue reading

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