If America were a child and the presidency its guardian Photo by Jonas Karakoto on Unsplash America unveiled by 2020 is like a child who has wakened: vulnerable, screaming for attention, for comfort, for nourishment, for touch and connection, for belonging. The child's development has been compromised by unfit guardianship in the form of poor … Continue reading U.S. Democrats Are About to Assume the Care Of A ‘Sickly, Unsettled Child’
Photo Credit: Lydya Nada on Unsplash He fumed and shoutedSmoking hate wisped off his tongueSpewing words I may not repeatAs they are lies I can never own He gave me the finger He wanted to unmake meDeny me my humanityAnd as though my heart a spongeSoak it in his hateAnd crowd out room for loveOf … Continue reading Sorry hate, your target is not vulnerable
Photo by Pawel Janiak on Unsplash From Christopher Columbus’ famous landing to the ongoing Antifa riots, American history is written in violence and blood. I never acknowledged this reality until the recent social unrest. Before that, I had enshrined America as my benevolent childhood hero incapable of injustice and violence. Growing up in rural Kenya, I romanticized … Continue reading Five Lessons For America From Kenya’s 2007 Graphic Post-Election Violence
Photo by Mi-Pham on Unsplash News of a second lockdown and tighter restrictions increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we eased them into isolation. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at his dad and said: “I don’t understand why there is no more school. There was … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away
Were his personal life a reflection of peace Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash President Trump received three nominations for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the United Nations’ World Food Programme today. Trump was nominated by the Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde for his peace efforts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The two states … Continue reading President Donald Trump Might Have Won The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
And Three Tips to Help you Reinvent and Survive Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash Covid-19 destabilized existing socio-economic structures and disrupted our existence. With the systems that supported many lifestyles decimated, your life goals may have changed, moved, or disappeared altogether. Being unable to plan your future with certainty may leave you restless, feeling as if you’ve … Continue reading What Is The Coronavirus ‘Liminal Phase’?
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Photo credit: choosingwisdom.org The rant Do not offend meI am them; I am theyI am she; I am heI am known; I am mysteryI am myself; I am not myself I do not know who I am Do not offend meI am ageing; I am youthfulI am ageless; I am growing I’m vibrant; I am … Continue reading Do Not, Offend me
My father saved me from being thrown away at birth, which makes me grateful to be alive! Today, I honour my father. Were it not for him, I would still be digging up sweet potatoes in the village. Now, I do enjoy digging up sweet potatoes. The trouble with that however, is the only thing … Continue reading Life, Love and Grief: Why my Father was my Rescuer
An versatile body butter, who would not like? A friend has been hounding me for this recipe since I introduced her to the delights, convenience and luxury of this butter. Have you ever slathered something on your face that felt like comfort, like an embrace? Well, this is it, I finally got to it (sorry … Continue reading Face and body butter: My ultimate all rounder.