A thought settles in my mind and insists it be written. Ignored, the thought screams, pitta-pattering around incessantly until I yield. This is a little note on a young lady I met over 20 years ago. Annette was short and stout and brilliant. She was feisty like many of the Budo girls I met –… Continue reading In the flower of youth cut off
How does one comprehend the reality that the one thing that gives purpose - your vocation - the reason you wake up each day - your source of livelihood, has been snatched by a disease?
“To really love a woman, to understand her, you gotta know her deep inside. Hear every thought, see every dream, and give her wings when she wants to fly …” Three guys got a revelation; Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange. These guys wrote the lyrics to this song. “Then when you… Continue reading To love a woman
What is the feeling you feel when you're young and attracted but can still count your age in single digits? “Do you think he is handsome?” I froze. My eyes circled wide like an owl perched on a branch. Could he hear my heart furiously thumping against my skinny rib cage? I clasped my hands… Continue reading Young attraction : a short story
You stretch these arms to reach further You see greatness in my doubt knitted phrases You see my next paragraph - I don’t know the next letter You see my weakness and nod - “even that, I love that too” The frustration hidden in silence - you see it all the time This unrestrained force… Continue reading Circle of Love ⭕️ ♥️
Aah!!! This thing Wild out of control Wanting it all The dips and turns Mind and body Merging reversing In sync Every heartbeat Fixated elated Fire passion Never enough
It is official, 2020 delivered good, bad and downright ugly packages. However, watching the live Watoto Christmas Cantata (Prince of Peace) under a blanket, sipping on a cup of coffee and on a different continent? Now that was a good! With top notch choreography and stage production attention was centered. While the sound men set… Continue reading Coffee and a Watoto cookie – the “Prince of Peace” cantata
April 15, 2020 Someone said, “Don’t worry about your quiet friends being lonely, they are probably enjoying themselves.” Quiet people can be mysterious. They absorb information and hoard their thoughts sometimes making the more talkative types uncomfortable. “What are they thinking?” “Are they happy?” “Why didn’t they respond?” Under no pressure to perform quiet people… Continue reading The quiet coder
It is a challenge to live in two cultures. One is often urged to embrace the social and cultural construct of the place they live but the battle to relinquish one's origins, belief systems and way of life is even harder. Can both coexist?
Ah! My Ugandan friends, how are you handling the lockdown? Is it even a lockdown anymore? The way Ugandans are so wound up in each other’s lives I’m concerned about mental and physical health but maybe I shouldn’t be. There was this one time I’d taken mom to see the doctor. Nakasero hospital was wild… Continue reading Ugandan Empathy