A Persistent Dream; America Still on His Mind.

It was just two days before the last Christmas. It was getting late. Willy was engrossed mending an old big map. It was one of those huge maps that National Geographic Society is well known for – a fold-in map from an old edition of the National Geographic magazine. Several old copies of the magazine…

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What Made Your Life Beautiful In This 2017?

She was behind the steering wheel. Seated right beside her, I caught sight of this motorized tricycle (“keke”) that suddenly sped past us. Briefly focusing on the writing on the top rear side of the keke, I turned to her. “Sweetie, did you notice the writing on that keke?” Hmm, she could have only done…

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When Amazing is An Understatement.

21-April-2016 As if “everything na double, double…” has become so hackneyed, these two plantain suckers resort to dispensing with that clichéd phrase in preference for “triple, triple…” Don’t ask me if plantain suckers or any plant for that matter do have feelings. But, one thing I do know is that the Lord God Almighty can…

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On Turning Set-backs into Stepping-Stones – 1

The ride from home was uneventful. Or almost. This afternoon there was a light-shower. Now the “bombed-out roads” are flooded. The dry season is barely over, the heavy rains are still several weeks or months away. Just a light shower and the roads are already flooded. That means we are in for a very bad…

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Where are the men (and women)? Step out and get counted.

In the context of what I’m writing here, not only men are needed. The women folk are not sidelined at all. For even in the Holy Bible several women at various times has risen to the challenge of leadership. Without trying to rewrite or reinterpret the Holy Bible, the phrase above most succinctly captures the…

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