I See Black People


I’ve been in Sydney for a while now and I’ve never seen so many Africans in one place as I did at the event I attended this weekend. It was all very exciting to me.

The first few months, I wondered where the Africans were.  Did they refuse to come to Australia because it’s too damn far like everyone keeps complaining about?

I'd keep my eyes peeled for any sign of ebony in a bus or while walking on the street. Seeing one was a big deal. I learned to look them straight in the eye, smile and nod in silent greeting. As if to say “I see you fellow African.  Peace be unto you.”

Wine Drinking For The Novice


I didn't enjoy drinking. I was that party pooper who prefers water or orange juice at a party where everyone else is getting slammed. On the rare occasion where I wanted to fit in with the "cool" kids, I'd settle for a glass of wine.

I knew nothing about wine varieties and their taste profiles. I just ordered a "nice" glass of wine. But now that my wine vocabulary has improved, I can do better than simply ask for a “nice” red or white wine. I can tell you that I like a light, off-dry Semillon or a Riesling. On the top of my list is a fruity Moscato.

Are You A Somebody Online?


I searched my name on Google during one of my vanity moments. There is a word for this self-googling. Ego-surfing.

Whether it’s a case of self-absorption or a security check of how much of your personal information is out there, ego-surfing is popular.  I'm sure you've probably done it. 

If you haven’t, do it now! Find out what your name turns up. Try using quotation marks for exact results. 

What did you find? 

Are you a somebody online? 

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