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"