Monthly Archives: March 2014

The importance of having a good mango guy

Tonight, buying mangoes, I asked the guy if he would lower the price if I bought two (this usually works), and he just smirked at me and said, “No, what I want is for you to try this sample so you’ll … Continue reading

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Anniversaries

On Thursday, Nakuru country celebrated the one-year anniversary of the devolution of powers to county government.  Read more here if you’re seriously interested.  I should know more than I do, but what I do now is that there used to … Continue reading

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Short as a hammer, proud as a peacock, tall as a pole, sneaky as a rabbit, “cool” as water in a pot, trustworthy as the day

I know something is usually wrong when morningtimes I drink tea instead of coffee.  That’s to say that I got some strange case of, let’s call it “food poisoning,” which is probably what it was, over the weekend that took … Continue reading

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Kiwiko

Love text messages that read: Hello look at the dictionary whats the word for “elbow” in Kiswahili, its urgent plz.

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Without watching the clock

I can’t lie, it’s been a rough week, so of course I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be a great idea to translate my favorite German poem into Swahili?  My German and Swahili mix crazily at times, so I don’t … Continue reading

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“I have been here before.”

Saying it’s been “a blur” is true though maybe undescriptive.  Emily and Chege picked me up from the airport, and as soon as I saw Emily, I said, Do you remember me?  And she was quiet but said yes, although I didn’t … Continue reading

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