I get a little frustrated when on a nice, quiet walk, a dog in the neighborhood barks at me. Of course, he or she means to warn the residents that there is either an intruder, a stranger, or a suspicious being in the premises, whose intentions are worth investigating. The thing is, I am noneContinue reading “Dogs, eh?”
January, 2019 was the year I lost my dad. After the burial, several traditional rituals are performed including, the cutting off of hair as a sign of mourning (although only my mum did this), the slaughtering of a white ram and sprinkling it’s dung on the grave, and the giving away some of his belongingsContinue reading “Guilt”
to an otherwise trying year. To those of you who pushed, strained, and persisted this year, – congratulations! To those of you who made somebody else’s life a little better than previous, – bless you! For those of you who lost someone dear this year, – may you find comfort in knowing that your lovedContinue reading “A magical finale”
Winter in southern California is unlike any other: it’s often characterized by mild temperatures that range from mid fifties to low sixties (degrees Fahrenheit) during day time, and drops to the upper thirties and forties in the nights. Days are sunny and are sometimes accompanied with mild winds. We did get some good rain aContinue reading ““Winter” in California”
I have been sleeping in lately. With school behind me at least for now, there seems to be nothing much to do around here. See, I have done my Christmas shopping and wrapped all the presents. So, I start my day with a nice cup of coffee and while I enjoy every sip, I cannotContinue reading “Just the two of us”
When we are young, youthful, and strong, let’s not forget our old who are weak, and ridden with ache. They too were once young, youthful, and strong and like them, our time of vulnerability will approach. And when it does, do we expect a little kindness? a little grace?
Dear friends, I am not sure you have noticed yet, but I have been away for a little while now. Nothing has changed my end since I was last with you, well except, I have been really busy with school: extensive readings, assignments, and exams. As you may all know, the US., has already hadContinue reading “Care for an update?”
Sadje’s challenge: Every wrinkle is a valley traveled, and a river gracefully crossed. With gentle eyes and a warm smile, she beckons; she has loved and she has cried, — offering what she has, she heeds us. She has earned her place, and is at peace with herself and with the world.
to @calmkate for mentioning spillwords to me, and encouraging me to submit a poem. “A Flag” was published on spillwords, please take a look. Thank you.
Well, my friend Beaton, https://becomingthemuse.net/ a couple days ago posted something about drinking tea with the police; he suddenly got me thinking about what policing entails in Uganda. Did you know that being arrested in my country is a double tragedy? oh yes! When the police show up at your door to make an arrest,Continue reading “Did you know?”