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It’s a close call as I get (s)hut up

I’m detained in the joint. I’m caged in the slammer. I’m locked up in the big house. I’m sure it’s going to be more of a Schabir-sized incarceration than a Mandela-sized stretch, but doing time is doing time. It’s Sunday … Continue reading

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The Great Ire of London at a lounge near you

“You’re in charge,” The Shrink, my crossword companion, tells me. “Let’s hope the house is still here when we get back.”  The Shrink has taken our seven-year-old son out for the afternoon. I’m home alone with two-year-old Rachel. I’ve had enough news about … Continue reading

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Crouching tiger, hidden rabbit dad

Rachel has spread tomato sauce on the walls and emptied shampoo into the fish tank. Khwezi is on a Spur mission. “Can we go to the Spur?” No. “Can we go to the Spur?” No. “Can we go to the … Continue reading

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