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Virtual meetings have opened the doors to office workers’ homes in many ways. You may have seen some videos of children running into rooms as parents are interviewed on international TV, and the panicked or irritated reactions of parents. It … Continue reading

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Young Middle-Class, Please Do Better

Originally posted on My Small Something:
Trigger Warning: Mention of Rape To be a black woman, and a black woman activist, it to be aware of the fact that you have fought for and continue to fight for people who…

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I went through the email one more time, to make sure there were no errors. My hand was on the mouse. Suddenly it went! The email got sent (I did not send it). Problem, it was not supposed to go … Continue reading

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Out of uniform

It’s the start of a new year and for form four leavers in Kenya, having received results  a few days ago, it’s a time for choosing. Which university? What course? what changes should I make to my previous selections now … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass

I have worn spectacles for more than 30 years. Sometimes the lenses get so dirty I can hardly see. But I have learnt that if I don’t have the right cleaning tools I am better off leaving them that way … Continue reading

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Happy Parents’ Day

Did you know that June 1 is celebrated as Global Parents’ Day?  Here are 10 reflections on parenting  to mark the day: Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do – Benjamin Spock Children have never been very good … Continue reading

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How not to listen…customer service gone awry

I have been travelling this week and stayed at a new hotel in Lagos. On the face of it looks okay. Nothing extraordinary, fairly interesting architecture. Simple black and white colour scheme, geometric  theme running through carpeting, paintings and even … Continue reading

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Beginnings. Endings.

We made another start yesterday and it got me thinking about how we are constantly beginning things. In fact, life is a series of starts because we end things, or come to the end of things, or have endings forced … Continue reading

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Trying to be normal

The KCPE exams finally kicked off. I can’t wait for Thursday when they end. Obviously it is not much respite for me as I will begin all over again on Monday with KCSE. Somehow things are different. There is huge … Continue reading

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Playing my Part

This weekend I had some profound learning. I listened to a Westgate attack survivor recount her story. It reinforced my belief that miracles do happen. It confirmed to me that someone can overcome really trying situations. It reminded me that … Continue reading

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