The Philosopher King

Writer, philosopher, painter and a student of life and politics. Follow on Twitter @cj_njoroge. Instagram @cj_njoroge

Of terrorism and conquest

Post Views = 4871 After close to four years of calm in urban areas, Al-Shabaab demonstrated its continued threat to peace in Kenya with the operation launched in an upscale apartment and restaurant complex in Nairobi. The gun, grenade and bomb assault will raise inevitable questions about why the country has been targeted successfully so many times over the last …

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Friendship jewels: cut or hold on to them?

Post Views = 2276 I have always been afraid of losing friends. I lost a dear friend in recent months and now am on the verge of losing another. On both counts, a misunderstanding has occurred and then fueled greatly by egos. That is to say that the first loss could have been avoided if we hadn’t allowed our ego …

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Wailing Soul

Post Views = 6602 Before that new year post last week, I had been away for quite a while. It will suffice to say that I was battling with demons. November turned out to be quite a rough month for me. A month in which I cursed and lamented and cried on the floor of my bedsit wondering why on …

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Happy New Year 2019

Post Views = 6707 Happy New Year folks! People see the change of calendars and years when the number of year changes as a hopeful process of getting another chance. Whatever happens in the whole year is considered, observed and analyzed by everyone at the end of the year and then, they are ready to start a new year by …

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Sentimental Trivialities

Post Views = 11881I have loved and not been loved back, been loved and not loved back. I do not know what is more tragic, to be broken or to break others? Like so many others my story begins with that same old line, ‘So anyway, there was this woman…. Until one day there wasn’t. And nothing was ever the …

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A date with a stranger

Post Views = 3667Having kissed my fair share of frogs over the years, I can attest that dates can be quite horrible. Maybe even the worst. Luckily, bad date stories are supremely entertaining and very fun to tell. It’s what they call making lemonade out of the lemons life throws you. In most of these scenarios, the lemon is always …

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