Born to Sapphire

September is a special month. For starters, it is the ninth month of the year even though its name comes from the word ‘Septem’ which is latin for ‘seven’. It is the month whose birthstone is Sapphire, which symbolises wisdom and purity, and whose birth flowers are forget-me-not, morning glory and aster. They say people who are born in this […]

Weep not, ‘child’

“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” Mark Twain Politics is a dirty game. I hate dirt. Therefore it follows that I hate politics. But once in a while, I roll in the ‘mad’ just to confuse my enemies. Just like at times I watch Tom & Jerry cartoon or […]

She shall be called Woman

A female human being, an adult female person. Aristotle called her an incomplete or mutilated man – “The female is as it were, a defective male”, he wrote. Idiot! Aside from these scholarly definitions, what does it really mean to be a woman? It means that you are damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That you will always […]

Hi, my name is Renatta

I don’t believe that we have been properly introduced (Guys, this is one sober pick up line). I took some time over the weekend to work on this blog – the design, theme, font, the works. We are now doing a font called ‘Trebuchet’, and the headings are in a font called ‘coming soon’- I swear I did not make […]

A smiling face in High Dependency

HDU stands for High Dependency Unit. But you already knew that no? This is one of the sections of a hospital that makes one to really think hard about so many things; Life, Death, God, Health, People, Friends, Enemies, Frenemies, Family, Cars, Politicians, Fuel… (Ok, I am kidding about the last three) I spent 3 nights in this unit early […]

Let’s talk about DILDOS

When I was growing up, I remember hearing the song “Let’s talk about Sex” by salt n’ pepa. The young…eer..VERY young (ahem!), naïve and shy girl in me used to think “What a BOLD song!” I swear I would blush from hearing the song play on radio. Coming out and talking or singing about ‘stuff’ like that was taboo. Once […]

Surviving Men

Next time you see a bride standing at the altar in a wedding gown and exchanging vows with a man, promising to stand by him no matter what, you should applaud that woman. Seriously. Get on your feet and applaud her because she will be undertaking a rough path full of hardships. Not to say that the men have it […]

‘Managing’ Women?

There I was, walking to the stage to get a vehicle to take me to work. It’s almost 9am, and I am running late (what else is new!). You know the way you may be walking then you find yourself walking in step with someone, yet you are not really ‘together’? Yeah? I found myself walking step by step with […]

Who wants to be a Millionare?

Those who know me know that I am all for women empowerment, girl power, ‘what’s-good-for-the-goose-is-good-for-the-gander’ kind of shit. Heck, I have been called a feminist. But if asking… ok you got me – if demanding that women are treated more like human beings than objects qualifies me as a feminist, then I will gladly answer to that name. Having said […]

The “femmes fatales” who make fools of men A fool there was and he made his prayer(Even as you and I!)To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair(We called her the woman who did not care),But the fool he called her his lady fair(Even as you and I!)(Excerpt from the poem “The Vampire” by Rudyard Kipling) First […]