Our Trip to Honduras

Originally posted on Courtney Livingston:
Trenton and I recently went on a trip to Honduras. We flew into Tegucigalpa then took a bus to San Marcos, where we were based out of for the week. We were traveling with Trenton’s grandparents, David and Lavon, who used to do non for profit work in a local…

Ouma se Omo Uie

Originally posted on My Seep Kis:
Vanoggend bring ‘n kollega haar ontbyt in ‘n margarine bakkie werk toe – groot was die verrassing toe daar slegs margarine in haar bakkie is. Dit laat my dink aan my Ouma. My ouma het die nare gewoonte om NIKS in hulle oorspronklike verpakking te los nie. Die sunlight…

Inside the Content Machine

Originally posted on Longreads:
Many of the freelance writers I know cobble  together their income from a mix of projects:  journalism, copy writing, web production work, and cranking out content widgets. Call that last bit what you will — content marketing, brand journalism, native advertising — skilled writers can make good money in this sector…

Oor skoolhekke en vriende…

Originally posted on Weskus Stoepstories:
Daar het al amper drie jaar verloop sedert die twee meisiekinders braaf deur die nuwe skoolhek gestap het om ‘n nuwe seisoen te betree na ‘n slegte ervaring. In 1979 het ek ook so nuwe ervaring gehad.  My pa was deel van die ou Departement Samewerking en Ontwikkeling in Ciskei…

Groetnis

Originally posted on Woestynkind:
Soveel as wat ek engels lees en praat is daar sekere dinge wat regtig net in Afrikaans kwytgeraak kan word. Ek help ‘n vriendin uit in haar winkel en groet standard elke besoeker.  Meestal die ouer garde.  Of dan die goue garde. Dis wanneer hulle begin antwoord op jou “Hoe gaan…

I’ve Found Her

Originally posted on Longreads:
Martha Baillie | Brick | Summer 2017 | 17 minutes (4,882 words) This essay first appeared in Brick, the beloved biannual print journal of nonfiction based in Canada and read throughout the world. Our thanks to Martha Baillie and the staff at Brick for allowing us to reprint this essay at Longreads. *…