• Dispatches

    Dispatches: On safari

    What were we doing in Africa? More particularly, what was I doing, bringing my 75-year-old mother to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Botswana? Only a year of unpredicted and unpredictable events could have led me to consider such a trip: my father had died, and my mom and I needed a place to be on the one-year anniversary of his death. I had been to a conference in South Africa in 2015, had gone on safari for the first time, and had fallen completely and utterly in love with the country and the wildlife. But perhaps most importantly, my mom and I needed to find a new way to be…