A Sponsor For My Husband (Part II)

“Sixteen years.” That is the response I gave to Betty when she asked how long I’d been married. Do you know what Betty said when I gave her that number? “Dear God!” Not, “Congratulations!” Or, “That’s great.” Or, “What’s the secret?”. No. “Dear God!” For the first time in my married life, I came face to face with someone who […]

Here Comes The Shame

In the cover of darkness, everything is clear. Everything is polite. Everyone is your friend. All occupants of the night space work together to make it comfortable. The watchman opens the gate for you, not bothering with your name but opting for the easier, universal ‘Mrembo’ instead. The waiter smiles at you as he refills your glass. The man in […]