You’re quiet out there now that your leader is gone. Don’t expect us to lower the volume while celebrating this victory.

It’s funny how an election changes situations.

Many of you have been uncharacteristically quiet over the last couple of days, or maybe Facebook’s algorithm gods are just sparing my sanity. Either way, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the silence right now. Crickets all over.

Unfortunately, posts from…

Stars and stripes may be woven into my fabric, but there’s so much more there than red, white, and blue.

During the two and a half years that I lived in Sydney, I heard the same broken record on repeat. Well, actually, make that two broken records.

Nearly every time a local asked what I thought of their city, and I answered truthfully (“To be honest, not much”), I’d end…

They’ve dressed it up with splashes of color, but the new Sex and the City revival still doesn’t have a clue about race and the city.

Despite the enduring popularity of certain sitcoms from the early ’90s to the early ’00s, the era was not exactly a golden age of television. Some of the most-successful shows from that period — Frasier, Friends, Mad About You, Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Will & Grace — feel largely…

This week someone handed me a blueprint during a stand-off sparked by race.

I had several uncomfortable conversations over the past week that, like so many uncomfortable conversations I have these days, involved race. No-one raised their voice, no-one hurled accusations, and no-one uttered the dreaded R-word (“Racist!”… Shhh). Still, some of the discussions, all of which were related to the first one…

Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

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