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18 Feb Nakisisa’s Flight

It’s dark, under here. And scary. And hot. There is a spider at the corner, near my left eye, sitting still, staring at me. I’m too scared to move, so I keep my eyes firmly on it. I can hear Baba coming. I don’t know what time it...

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09 Feb So I Dance..

At the end of the 2013 General Elections, I found myself suddenly idle, with nothing to do with my time. I had been part of a busy campaign for one of the candidates, a Believer taking a shot at politics, and had become used to the...

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23 Jan SALT

Today is the 23rd day of the New Year, and I still haven't got round to drumming out some serious resolutions. Perhaps it’s because I generally delay getting back to work until the kids go back to school. I gave up trying to do anything meaningful...

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06 Dec Yet Will I Trust Him..

I’ve worn contact lenses most of my life. I was fifteen years of age when my world suddenly began to get fuzzy, and eighteen when my doctor diagnosed Keratoconus, a condition that alters the shape of the cornea and causes severe short-sight. So I went from wearing...

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04 Nov The Orange Suit

So earlier this week I had a mid-morning cuppa with a young lady, an American publisher, who also happens to be a writer. Had a good old chinwag about all things books, as only writers can do on a fine Tuesday morning, at Art Cafe. Sheer...

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08 Sep The Almond Tree

It's a bright, warm Friday afternoon - the kind that ushers in the weekend most beautifully. I've left the office early - it's barely 1pm but I'm heading right to the beauty salon. I have this luxurious new weave in my hair, and it's calling gently...

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29 Aug The Trials of an Introverted Wife

I’m a bit of an Introvert, I'll admit. So last Friday, I’m Netflixing and chilling, having recently discovered there’s actually a few things I can watch on this platform, though I’m way, way off its target audience. I’ve found a nice, sizzling documentary and.. (It’s possible to say...

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14 Aug Fruits in the Fridge

Back when I was in business, one of my greatest strengths, I was sure, was my ability to stay focused on my work, at all times, no matter what. It was hugely, inordinately, important to me - my work - and took first, second and third...

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17 Jul Kryptonite

A dear friend asked me to post this story anonymously, as the party involved is - well - Kryptonite. Read on.. --- After our second date, I cried and asked God why HE would give me a temptation I could not resist. Let me tell you about this...

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