Sorry, This Lap Is Taken!

The girls and me in Marrakesh (left) and Sarajevo (Photos from my personal collection)

I like to think I can hold my own in the company of strangers, but it’s an art that took me decades to master. When I did, it was mostly out of necessity: It would be hard to be an effective journalist if I couldn’t carry on conversations with people I don’t know. So I’ve learned to fake it, although underneath the gregarious…



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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