One day I will own a house with a balcony. I love sitting outside at night, just to listen to the sounds of solitude, especially when it rains. Sometimes the dramatic interference of rushing raindrops reminds me of the uncinematic theatre of thoughts in my own head. But the inexplicable darkness decorating our galaxy also … Continue reading Poem: I become a madman when it rains
I am a Millenial dad. That means I was born in the second half of the '80s, and I am now a parent. How time flies. This was important to explain because, in spite of the misplaced notion that we - Millenials - are the most entitled human beings, it is through this entitlement mindset … Continue reading When we begin to see ourselves
I recently came across this video on Twitter. I don't know what the joke was about and what language they spoke. But something about it made me smile, I know what it is, it was this man's infectious dry laughter. His free laughter and his surroundings reminded me of a beautiful stage in my life. … Continue reading History: Dry laughter & Mary Jane
Sometimes the way we treat ourselves mimics the lens people have chosen to use when looking at us. It's true that people's perceptions of us do not have to become our reality. But I submit to you that it is also true that, we become what people say we are the day our heart's feet … Continue reading You’re not crazy.
Just in case you missed part one of this thought on Black tax, you can click here Black tax vs Black parents In the process of undoing the impact of inequality in our families, each generation has to sacrifice a portion of its individual comforts and sometimes opportunities just so they can be able to … Continue reading Black tax vs Parenting while black
I've had this piece in my head for a while, but for some reason, I kept pushing it back. But before we get started, I would love to know your comments when you finish reading. So please feel free to share your thoughts with me. Let's get started. Black tax vs Ubuntu tax The phrases … Continue reading Black tax vs Ubuntu tax
I am learning that sometimes as people we will go out of our way to prove how valueless other people are. We do this for a number of reasons and all of them - in our eyes - justify the poor condition of our hearts and the dirt covering the lens we are using to … Continue reading Value
With the shocking revelations coming out of the Tim Omotoso court case and #CherylZondi's inspiring display of courage under pressure. If I was a Church leader in South Africa right now, especially one with the tremendous responsibility of making better human beings out of the dust of township streets. This coming Sunday would be different … Continue reading If I led a church…about this coming Sunday
This morning I woke up thinking... Growing tall is an act of nature. It is a consequence of existence and requires minimum effort. It is wired in your DNA - as a seed - that you should morph, produce after your kind and then decay. You and I really didn't have to do much in … Continue reading Age: Growing up vs. growing tall
So I recently learned - a little-known fact - that humans aren't supposed to be drinking milk - after the age of two. Cows milk to be specific. Apparently, 60% of people are lactose intolerant and the other 40% are lactose tolerant and of European descent. Why age two you ask? Well, babies are said … Continue reading Got Milk?