The Strand Keeping Me Up At Night.

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Discoveries are a good thing. Mostly. Virtually, everything we have right now as the Cosmos was discovered at one point.

We have heard wild stories on discoveries with some being utterly hilarious like the apple that fell on Sir Isaac Newton’s head in 1665, and subsequently, sparked his curiosity on why the fruit did not go upwards or sideways. This ‘lucky’ apple inspired the man to discover gravitational force. …

How To Deal With Impossibilities.

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What is in a word? To a writer, it is many things. It is the secret ingredient to good expressions and stories. It is just like a filter that refines a product to have the desired feel, touch, or look. Whenever I come across a new word, I must find out its meaning before I proceed with whatever I was doing. I handle it like that troubling Candy Crush level that one needs to win before proceeding to the next.

I came across the term Kobayashi Maru in 2016 in a Tv series, Quantico. The…

…and it felt nice. You can too!

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Have you ever had one of those days when you feel extremely low-spirited? When it takes a tonne of effort to do something. When you stare at a computer or a phone screen for minutes without moving a muscle. The times you stare into nothingness until you come to and realize that you have been day-dreaming for a significant amount of time? I believe everyone has one of those.

A few months back, I had a memorable one of my own. It had been a long-ass day in the office. When I finalized the day’s work, I did not have…

A personal experience.

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One fine evening, my father, two brothers, and I got into a mall in Westlands, Nairobi. It was one of its kind in the region. This was not the first time we were entering the mall. My dad used to work nearby, and so, whenever he took us with him to work, we would visit it several times a day to use the State-of-the-art washrooms that had warm dryers. He knew that we enjoyed this treat and would oblige every time we asked to visit the washroom.

It sounds funny now when giving this story but in…

What’s Next and How Does Each One of Us Fit in?

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When I was little, I would happily respond to questions like; “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would stand up boldly, smile widely, and respond “I want to become a doctor.” It was the same damn doctor every single time. Obviously, that never worked out.

However, I cannot be sure about what tomorrow brings at this day and time. With the COVID-19 pandemic, no one is certain about the future anymore. I feel my legs shake every time I check the global factsheets on…

Living it and Reaping from It

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Two months ago, I met a young man. He is a freelance guru in web development, which makes the creation of websites his forte. I was looking for a good developer to work with and a friend referred him. Simply put, he was the best in the trade.

So, as we got talking after he showed me samples of his work, I casually commented how talented he was. Immediately, I felt that I had touched the wrong wire — judging from his reaction. He smiled and dismissed my sentiment. In his words, he was not “as talented as his siblings…

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5 months ago, I took part in an international marathon. I did not run the full length but only the half-marathon.

In my history of jogging, I have never experienced such a daunting run. In fact, in 2018 I ran the same marathon and really enjoyed the experience.

The problem with this one is that I was ill-prepared. Not intentionally of course, but because of some factors I failed to consider when preparing for the activity. If you are a fan of running, you know that participating in a 21km run is not as easy as running the routine 5–10km run that you can do each day without much trouble.

So, when preparing, I relied heavily on a common fitness app…

Honesty; Is it the Best Policy in Relationships?

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Let us be honest, we have all been dishonest in one way or the other – see what I did there!

It is like we have been conditioned to become a tad dishonest in most of the things we do in life. I dare you to count on your fingers the people in your circle whose honesty you can vouch for - with absolute certainty. I bet you won’t make it to the second hand.

Now, imagine that your spouse does not meet your scales of honesty. It’s scary, right?

Everyone wants…

A story is told of a man that came home from work tired and famished…

He found his wife and 8-year old son relaxing in the lobby. The wife, like the good wife she was, welcomed him. She then went to the kitchen to get him a snack. A moment later, she came back with a cup of coffee and some pancakes, only that the pancakes were slightly burnt.

The husband noticed and the wife saw that he had realized they were burnt. …

And Voila! The end of the year 2019 is here.

You will be awed if you search the internet for the most interesting and historic things that have taken place in 2019. The list that follows takes no particular order or interest but all the events stood out in their own right.

  1. The Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was finally jailed for life after being arrested two times, escaping the prison twice, and eventually getting rearrested (the third time) and extradited to the United States for prosecution.
El Chapo’s son forced the police to release him by blocking their exit routes and causing Mayhem in Culiacan.

That is not all. His son, Guzman Lopez, pulled one of the most daring criminal stunts of the century. On October…

Mwenjeri G. N.

I write about Communications, Social behavior, Psychology, and occasionally, on random subjects.

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