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El regresso

El regresso

Mendoza’s back. Let’s just start there. He’s home and he’s safe, and aside from suspiciously dirty paws and a hoarse throat, nothing’s wrong with him. It seems that while I was weeping inconsolably and staggering around the streets of Vallarta  [Read More]

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Visto mi gato?

Visto mi gato?

Nearly fifteen years ago,  in throes of early adulthood (with all the experimentation, drama, and voluminous hair that implies) I decided to get a companion cat for my cat, Donita. Donita was a black and white domestic short hair with  [Read More]

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El sobreviviente

“Severe headache and eye symptoms” are listed as indicators in 66 diseases, including “Arctic Bearded Seal Poisoning”, according to the curiously-named wrongdiagnosis.com. (There’s a lesbian joke in there. I’ll let you find it.) Seven days of radio silence may have  [Read More]

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Hogar. Malo.

I had something special lined up for tonight: a return to the light, funny, self-deprecating posts of yore. I was going to make y’all laugh. And then the election results came in. Those of you who know me know that I  [Read More]

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Peligro!

Peligro!

I don’t want to be a one-trick writer known only for her tales of DANGER! so I’m going to get this out of the way early. As in Africa, in Mexico there are many dangerous things. I had a sense of  [Read More]

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The highest profile victim so far

The BBC delivers a typically-restrained and well-edited story on the The Chosen Few lesbian football team out of South Africa. It’s only 2 minutes, 11 seconds and does a good job of presenting a snapshot of the dangers (violence, rape,  [Read More]

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Ndevana Ladies FC

Ndevana Ladies FC

In some ways soccer brought me to Africa, so it seems fitting that my last full day on the continent will be spent completing a soccer-related task. Let me begin at the beginning. For the first 35 years of my  [Read More]

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Table Mountain: Terror Edition

Table Mountain: Terror Edition

It’s 3pm and we have been up since 6am in order to make it to Boulders Bay and back in time for lunch (which was delightful – I recommend the chicken salad at Table Thirteen, 78 Victoria Junction, Cape Town).  [Read More]

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Buffoonery at Boulders Bay

Buffoonery at Boulders Bay

I don’t know when the penguin obsession began but after missing them in Argentina (Buenos Aires is too far north), I am determined to see them while I am on the Western Cape. And I don’t mean those benumbed beasts  [Read More]

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Shark Fever

Shark Fever

As if the lions, holdups, puff adders and giant cockroaches weren’t enough, Craig and I decide to go shark cage diving. The shuttle picks us up at 6am and we drive 2 hours to Gansbaai. When we arrive the driver  [Read More]

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