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Where did we miss a step?

Post Views = 21503 It is of no surprise to anyone that we live in wicked times in which the worth of human life has been lost, where moral integrity has crumbled, and where innocence is trampled in a seemingly cultural way. We live in times where the innocence of children is no longer protected, the moral integrity of our …

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Literary gangster Binyavanga Wainaina is dead

Post Views = 13712 No artist is mono-dimensional: every creative spirit is a complex creature and the receptacle of numerous influences, seen and unseen. And when we come to the end of our journeys as we must, it ought to be the import of our life’s work that matters. That is why I write this in memory of Binyavanga, to …

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At 27

Post Views = 9839 One day when I am older, retired with some good sum of money in my bank account, I’ll spend time in the lush golf courses of Kiambu swinging clubs because really that is the swag nowadays. Once you get some dough, you embrace things that looked childish to you back then when you were poor. You …

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Depths of despair

Post Views = 6102 I find her a challenge, one that in spite of all she has done continues to stimulate; and so, the conversation in my head futile as it may be continues and I’m left to wonder, have I simply failed to find the answers to the questions that preoccupy me? Or can they not be answered at …

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One for the Heart

Post Views = 6116 I think he is the only person I ever tell my shit genuinely. He is the first person I ever told odd things about me, dark things, without ever thinking twice. I open to him like you would extend your arm to a girl for a dance, without caring if you’ll trip on the floor during …

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Mr Nice Guy

Post Views = 7089 I never knew I could be an embarrassment until Elsie turned 10. The situation reminded me of one thing- payback is a bitch. Back in the days, some of the acts my dad did could embarrass me in the presence of my pals. These were not just pals. They were the inner circle of people who …

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