‘Don’t Get Shooted’

My son turned two yesterday. He loves police cars. I bought him a little cheap UN Police car from a mall play area when he refused to sit on the little train and instead just wanted the police car. He almost always insists on seeing my phone so I can show him ‘polisi’ – a 3:45 […]

Sometimes Craigslist Posts Are Spot On…

Found this gem on Craigslist. Yes, I troll CL sometimes…looking for jobs, funnyisms and the occasional tennis partner or apartment. Stranger outside Big Star who told me you hoped I would die on my bike You: Older gentleman in business casual, liquor on breath, sense of self worth fueled by demeaning other people Me: Diminutive […]


Making: Plans for the end of next month when I move. Again. Cooking: Chapatis and eggplant stew. Drinking: Tea. Green, Mint and Black. Reading: African Love Stories; An Anthology – compiled by Ama Ata Aidoo. Wanting: A permanent job in EM. Playing: Sauti Sol ‘Sura Yako’ Wasting: My white sneakers that I just bought to […]

Be a Guru. Or Not.

Have you ever had one of those days when you think, ‘hey…I should do that!’ when you spy something interesting online. Today was one of those days for me. I was reading up on how Youtube is making some people a pile of money – you know them, the Youtube gurus who have channels to […]