39. What this birthday means to me.

Today, I turn 39 years old. I am far from my family but in my home town (There’s a home here and I can’t stay there just now) but I am home. I am spitting distance from the Indian Ocean soaking in the breeze and taking a moment to breath and ask myself what this …

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Writing and the constraints of time

Lately, I have been reading the legendary philanthropist, Bill Gate’s personal blog, which is called Gates Notes. How is he writing so often? He is so prolific in talking about his work and experiences and I wonder where he finds the time – considering the sheer demands on his time. Given his position, I am …

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Imagine the future

Imagine this: you wake up in the morning and go brush your teeth. As you do, you are scrolling through the latest news in social media and news. You sit to take your morning pee and your loo analyses it to note that you have a early UTI and alerts your doctor, who based on …

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Champions for Change: Orienting me to my mission

The past couple weeks have been important weeks for me. It just so happens that November 2018 is one of my busiest months and I have felt more than a little overwhelmed in the past few days than most days – so much so that it has been difficult to function, to get things done. …

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I finally watched Rafiki – and it was interesting

I finally had the opportunity to watch Rafiki, the movie directed by the globally celebrated Wanuri Kahiu. I was invited to watch it at the Canadian High Commissioner’s official residence in Nairobi – a priviledge that I shared with several leading luminaries in the art space. I saw celebrated writer Sitawa Namwalie and Lorna Irungu (both …

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