This feels like 36.

36 is that age.   That age where you are neither young nor old. You have the liberty of officially declaring yourself old when you clock 40, I think? Or maybe you don’t? Ever? Life begins at 40 anyway, right? Middle age is what this is; a tad confusing because you are neither here nor there. Neither hip nor extinct. […]

WAAAAAH!

  WAAAAAH!!!   This is the cry of a manipulative child. It is distinct. It is recognizable. It does not sound like a cry of pain. It doesn’t come close to a cry of disappointment or a cry of hunger. It is worse. It is shrill and piercing to the ears. It is uncomfortable because it is exaggerated.   Adults […]

It’s The Little Moments…

Heidi’s closet is getting revamped with clothes that don’t fit Hailey anymore. This means that Hailey’s closet is slowly gaining more room until we buy her new clothes to compensate for the ones she has lost to Heidi. I was arranging their closets the other day and realized that a lot of Hailey’s clothes have become too small and have […]

45 Years On.

You get into a relationship with a man in your prime years. Soon it turns into something serious. You date and get married, say “I do” because you truly do. You are barely 18. You love him. You would like to spend the rest of your life with him. You are accepting him at his best and will keep him […]

The Selfie: A Sign of our Insufferable Vanity?

Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto and Jennifer Lawrence. These are the celebrities that graced Ellen Degeneres’ famous Selfie when she hosted the 86th Academy Awards in March this year. It was termed the greatest group Selfie of all time and was retweeted more than 2 Million times. How […]

Life & Football

My body is literally sprawled on the couch. No, I did not finally solicit the services of a shrink, thank you very much! I am watching the World Cup finals. It’s Germany pitting against Argentina. I am not watching this game because I love football much (much) more than my beauty sleep. Nor because I am so knowledgeable on matters […]

The Roaring Lady In Red

“When in doubt, wear Red” Bill Blass “When are the elections for the PTA officials held?” She asked. Our heads turned from her to the person she was addressing. “The elections are held every year” he replied. We all turned our heads to look at her. She was still standing. “When? Cos we’ve never heard about them?” I could swear […]

Loosening The Grip Of FGM

I read with keen interest Dr. Tabitha Mwangi’s take on FGM  and was happy that someone had started this conversation. I had been following the recent reports about the continued practice of FGM by some obstinate communities. I hope by keeping the conversation going, we can do something, however little, to end this barbaric practice. I believe that the only pain that […]

To be a child again

It’s pretty simple, if the bus doesn’t find you waiting, it leaves you. We all know this and that is why on this morning, realizing that we were running late, we tried our best to perform miracles. I beseeched the girls to gulp their tea instead of sipping it with pursed lips as their pinky fingers saluted the sky a […]

The Wall

I finally witnessed firsthand what Mutahi Ngunyi was saying the other day about the tyranny of numbers. He said it unapologetically, with a hint of arrogance; that Jubilee had a better chance of winning the last general elections because well, they had the tyranny of numbers in their favor. We were disappointed at his audaciousness. How dare he? We were […]

Greetings from Sotik!

Walking between the raindrops, Riding the aftershock beside you, Off into the sunset Living like there’s nothing left to lose Chasing after goldmines, Crossing the fine lines we knew Hold on and take a breath, I’ll be here every step, Walking between the raindrops with you. –Between the Raindrops by Lifehouse & Natasha Bedingfield If ever you are to move […]