She sent me an Instagram post of a newspaper story featuring Kwame. It was about the healing power of birdsong. In the caption, Kwame had offered a call to action to visit Tûrî A Mûmbi Arts Centre in Tigoni. We should go! She said. And so we did, two weeks later. To nourish our souls … More Tûrî A Mûmbi: A perfect escape to reconnect with Kikuyu Culture
I wish I grew up speaking my mother tongue. I really do. If I could go back to the past, that’s one thing I would change. I would ask my mother to speak to me consistently until I spoke back.
I didn’t know how I was getting to Kilifi. I mean, I have been there before so I should know the drill. However, the SGR train to Mombasa was fully booked. And the only available buses from Nairobi to Kilifi would arrive on the second day of Kilifi New Year. I was stuck. If only … More Here’s what happened at Kilifi New Year 2020
A gong sounds at 4am. Repetitively. It’s the only alarm clock present; the early birds haven’t even woken up yet. You stir slightly in bed waiting for the ringing seconds to end. Eventually, the gong wins and you open your eyes. It’s the first day of Vipassana meditation.
About a year ago I got a Random email from one of my readers (Yeah, that’s what he called it). This particular reader felt like he could write, but found all kinds of excuses not to. I guess he wanted some unsolicited advice.
I really don’t get the hype around the new year. Sure, it’s no longer 2016 and we won’t be writing it down anymore in our notebooks. But isn’t this just a new month, a new day. A continuation of yesterday? Anyway, the new year is the perfect time to reflect upon what happened in the … More Remembering 2016
Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday LaMusicJunkiee… Happy birthday to you! How old are you now?
A few months ago, I interviewed a really big guy over here. A guy so big he fits in an award-winning blog, several Kenyan newspapers, and magazines all at once. How does he do it? He’s got plenty of titles too. A writer, husband, father, imaginary mentor.
This past week can only be described in one word… Heeectic! (Please ignore the smile on my face).
There are some days when you wake up with a huge smile plastered on your face. You’re in a good, no jovial mood, and you don’t know where it came from. But you don’t care because it’s a great feeling. Secretly, we wish all mornings were like that.