The ‘Blind Spots’ of the human body form one of the four quadrants of the ‘Johari Window’, and can be described as those areas where a person’s view is obstructed. The Blind Spot is the space that is unknown to yourself, but known to others.

The other three quadrants are: the ‘Open Space’, which is the space that is known to one and also known to others; the ‘Hidden Area’, which is the space that is known to oneself, but unknown to others; and, the ‘Unknown Area’, which is the space that is unknown to oneself, and also unknown to others.

Coming back to the Blind Spots, they need extra care all the time, especially because Continue Reading "Blindspots of the Human Body – Quadrants Of The Johari Window"

There is hope at last that the agony that my ilk, the bespectacled, have to contend with when they are forced to walk in the rain is soon coming to an end; the agony is worsened by the fact that the rains are so unpredictable these days, most probably due to climate change. The rain droplets form a series of streaks on the glasses that makes it difficult for one to see.

Coupled to this is the traumatic experience of segregation, neglect, marginalization, kuonewa, and kubaguliwa, that the scientific humanity and modern society has accorded us for the longest time.

We can’t wait for these scientists to invent water repellant glasses; or Continue Reading "There Is Hope That Us The Bespectacled Will Comfortably Walk In The Rain"

Today, I encountered an adult male dog with a golden coloured coat, but without a tail. It is tailless because some person mutilated or cut it off just to please the ego. We quickly became friends and I named him ‘Mkia Ngûtû, a name which he seemed to love; he most probably named me ‘Masho Ine’ in return.

Following the encounter ten flashes came to mind:

One, it must have been a very painful experience for the poor canine at that fateful moment when it saw its tail unjustly dismembered and before the ensuing wound healed. Animals should be treated humanely. They possess feelings and senses too, just like humans.

Two, because of that ruthless action, Mkia Ngûtû cannot show emotions anymore since Continue Reading "Love-Hate Moments With My Close Relative"

Recent reports that, “Kenya’s rain was stuck in Tanzania” bring nostalgic memories of weather reports back when the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) was the only TV station in the country.

Unlike currently when they seem to have put their act together, many were the moments in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s when the weatherman would give ‘non-specific forecasts’, plunging many people into confusion.

The predictions, which seemed to be the same day-in-day-out would be like: Continue Reading "Weather Broadcasts Way Back Then"

The sweet, small voicetells me the enticing words and,although a hunch saysit’s the wrong thing to do,the sweet, small voice says it’s OK.And so I do it anywaywith dire consequencesmost of the time. The sweet, small voicetells me that a little cakeand soda will not kill me,contrary to the doctor’s advice;and so I partake, but…Continue Reading “The Sweet, Small But Misguiding Voice”

The June of 2019 was extraordinarily cold in Nairobi, biting cold; which was been caused by thick clouds that most probably paraded all their wives, children, cousins and other relatives, with express instructions not to let any rays of the sun to penetrate.

The effect was the numbing of all exposed body organs and parts, including the brain; I guess.

Everybody was dressed like a bulb onion, in many layers of clothes. Eskimos were clearly evident on the streets of Nairobi Continue Reading "Pseudo-Winter in Nairobi in June 2019 – How Unexpected and Extraordinary"

This is the story of my long-time friend who I have known for over twenty years. We meet at the same spot every day. He is handsome and always smartly dressed in different but new clothes which are replaced with other new clothes every so often. Though we have learnt to communicate effectively over time,…Continue Reading “My Friend Who Sees And Hears It All, But Says Nothing”

When Mary gave birth to Jesus, she was a first-time mother; and regardless of the miraculous circumstances of the birth of Jesus, she must have experienced what every first-time mother goes through.

She was engaged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was visited by an angel who told her that, though she was a virgin, she would conceive and give birth to the son of God through a miracle. This announcement must have left her with shock and wonder; she must have been in a lot of distress wondering how she would break these news to her lover, Joseph. Indeed, had the angel not intervened in Continue Reading "Being A Mother For The First Time – The Experience of Mary the Mother of Jesus"

“Life, the start and the end are similar, take advantage of the time in between”

Dear colleagues of the interwebs, have you ever wondered why man lives for seventy six years when he is lucky? Did you know that God had initially assigned man, along with the donkey, the dog and the monkey only thirty years to live on earth.

Has it ever occurred to you why man spends the first thirty years of his life like a king with no cares at all, followed by twelve years in which he has to hustle and work very hard like a donkey to make ends meet, followed by fourteen years which he spends trying to protect what has been earned and possessed and barking at all who may come to rob his hard earned wealth. Have you ever wondered why man spends the additional twenty years with a bent back, becomes childish and a laughing stock, just like the monkey.

There is this tale from an unnamed peasant from Zwehrn, Germany which was doing the rounds in the early nineteenth century, the early 1800s, which reveals that man has been a greedy being since time immemorial and explains where the extra years of man came from. Read on to find out.

Continue Reading "Stages of man"