Life’s Best Things

There are many things we cannot do, There are great places we will always see on the internet, There are some foods we may handle only writing and imagination, And talk about lifestyle… Can the world allow all of us to afford a fortnight in Acapulco or the Maldives? What about a month in the […]


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Soft Power

In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Mahatma Gandhi What does leadership mean to you and what picture comes to mind when the word is mentioned? For some, leadership means absolute firmness devoid of a taint of sympathy and grace. This was probably demonstrated by that elementary school teacher who would literally […]

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Dark and Lovely

Tempted, tried, and sometimes lost,Yet you’ve gathered your bits and pieces and marched to Calvary again,Faced delays and setbacks, generously served,Yet you’ve kept your head up and want to try something again,Lost a relationship and friendship,Yet you’ve started panel-beating yourself into shape before you get to the next,Beaten and roughed up at the fort,Yet still […]

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What is Life?

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure … but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan It is said that there are two things humans can’t avoid: death and taxes (though some have already perfected the art of cheating the system and evading taxes, that’s a story for […]

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I Want to Meet This Girl Again

I met a little girl,She was doing her little childlike contributions to humanity,Her mother was in the vicinity,Doing the endless duties that all mothers keep doing all day long,When the little girl saw me pass by,She wore her best smile,A smile I could not resist nor ignore,“What is your name?” She asked with a broader […]

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The Good Ancestor

“The older I get I realize my mom was right, but I just didn’t like her tone.” When I saw this post doing rounds on social media a while ago, I called to mind the old adage loosely translated as follows: “Giving birth isn’t a problem; the real deal is raising up a child.” From […]

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You are enough

Sometimes last week while at the office, I received an all-familiar comment from someone: “You should talk more often, for you rarely do. It’ll help you feel more relaxed.” You see, we live in a world that operates on untenable expectations: Quiet is considered uncouth while loud is celebrated. Athletic bodies are adored while lean […]

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Love is Not in the Air

Love is not in the airAir is a bad conductor of loveBut love is in kind wordsRightly spoken in content and contextLove is in quality timeSpent in building, bonding and cementing friendshipsLove is in little sacrificesWhich is a big deal to those in needLove is in forgivenessEspecially when the guilt is apparent and inexcusableLove is […]

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