Old Bones

When a forty something year old man invites you for a morning run, you chuckle and say to yourself that this will be a walk around the hood In fact, the night before you go to bed...

A Defender

Sometimes he would come in a taxi, on other times he would show up in the government car It did not really matter to us because the most important thing was that William was...

Indecent Proposal

As we lay in that post coital exhaustion, having done to one another all the things we had promised we would over text messages and randy phone calls, she sat up and made an...

The ex factor

I presume that if you are reading this blog, then you are old enough to have loved someone and lost them Not to death, but to other things Everyone at this point in life should...

Drop pins, not hints

I thought I was funny Not the kind of funny that deserves a half hour segment on HBO, but the kind of funny that can draw more chuckles than the regular guy You know, when I post...

That day at the fortress

It is in Bastille where it all began When the people decided that it was too much for them That there was no way the king was going to eat a thousand people's bread in a single...

Left Behind

Last borns are meant to remain home  It is the way of our people Last born sons, that is that is Luo tradition says that the girls get married and leave to go start their own...

The visiting mother

Read the next sentence carefully Your girlfriend’s parents are not OK with you living with her Never mind what they say, they are lying At the end of the day, parents are still...

Sabr and Shukr

I don’t remember much from my first funeral We stood in line, waiting to view the body When it was my turn, I observed how the body was ashy, its arms stiff by their sides,...

The senior citizens

I had not even realized it until one of my boys pointed it out to me - that I always dated older Not crazy older, one to three years older, and so when he asked me “what’s up...

Nasty breakups

The first time I witnessed a nasty break up I was around 10 years old I had accompanied my elder bro to the shop a bit of a distance from our house when we ran into a scene There...

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