This job search is making me feel so old and slow. Two years and the world has moved so fast, and I’m not leading the charge. In fact, I’m the fat kid running at the back of the race, trying to keep up with the rest. I’m the kid who has to stop, bend over,… Continue reading The Hunt
And four posts ago were resolutions that I made for 2011. Not all kept, but I’m proud that I was able to slow the year down, and be more conscious, take more time for myself. It’s 2012: I’ve made a spreadsheet of all the books I plan to read this year, starting with George Elliott’s… Continue reading It’s a new year
It’s night here, but all of North America is spending a lazy late afternoon with beer sloshing around in their bellies, faces warm in the sun, fingers slightly sticky from ketchup, translucent food stains on their clothes, where they wiped up a splotch of mustard and beef fat that dripped off a juicy burger. Some… Continue reading Fourth of July, 2011
Happy New Year, to anyone who still happens to be reading my very arbitrarily updated blog. Although writing this blog is not on my 5-point agenda for 2011, writing is, and I shall attempt to update this every week. A lovely, dear friend of mine wrote to me this morning to wish me, echoing many… Continue reading Five-Point Agenda
I was talking with a colleague at work earlier today, and I asked her if she read fiction. She didn’t seem like the type — head on her shoulders, au courant with politics and social issues, always discussing the management consultancy world and its people. She said No, I don’t. My job is my job.… Continue reading Does fiction make you a dreamer?
1. I met this man on the beach, Jonah. He had nappy hair bleached out of a bottle. He’s a lifeguard on the public beach in Bamburi. His float is a disused 5 litre plastic water can. His teeth are long and yellow, protruding, and veering out in opposing directions. The coolest thing about him,… Continue reading Kenya Nchi Nzuri…
Nine years is almost a decade. That’s a long time. I sat on the couch, paralyzed by the To Do list I had to check off in the coming two weeks after work hours, and of course, wandered over to Facebook instead. Eventually, I ended up where I always do when I’ve read everyone’s updates… Continue reading A Few of My Favourite Things