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A Tale of Secrets, Shame and Self Confidence

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Shame

The cutest smiles hide the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears. And the kindest hearts have felt the most pain.Anonymous We all have secrets we haven’t shared. A past no one knows about. Weaknesses and insecurities we hide from the world. A story we’d rather...

How to M(F)ake it in Kenya! (Chapter 1)

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It’s Friday, social media is abuzz with people posting pics and events they are attending and will be attending throughout the weekend. This makes you feel inadequate, perhaps cursed, or maybe the devil is blocking your blessings. Regardless, you can’t take this lying down, these people...

First letter to my son(s): What makes a man?

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WHAT MAKES A MAN

What defines a man? A man is not defined by his material possession, nay, a man is defined by his generator; where he derives his philosophy of life, what many call his core. For a good core will generate a good man, the reverse is true. A man is not to be defined by the easy and happy times, for...

DEATH AND GRIEF

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Death and Grief

Full disclosure; I identify as a stoic, at least for now. It means, albeit philosophically, that I’m obsessed with death, that I aim to live with no fear of death. I look at our bodies as decaying matter, and those obsessed with it as self-morticians. Do with that information as you please, now...

You are not special, no one is..

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You are not special

“You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” Chuck Palahniuk Let me tell you a little story about you and me. The very fact that you are you and I’m me is all but chance. From the probability of your mother and...

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Ken Juma

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