Free Yourself, Let Go

“When you let go, you create space for something better.” – Unknown A story is told of two monks. They were on a journey. Darkness fell. They got to a […]

Riding the Storm

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. –Maya Angelou The twin-engine McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet airliner first flew in 1965. The year I was born. The […]

Night of Success

Put out into deep water and let the nets down for a catch They had worked all night, and not with good results. They didn’t get any sleep during the […]

Never Beyond Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes Several years ago, I returned to the village where I grew […]

When You Believe

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” –Denis […]

If Tomorrow Never Comes

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” –Unknown True, there’s always a tomorrow. Except when there’s none.   The call came on a Thursday […]

The Buck Stops Here

One of us has to go – man or the matatu, public transport minibuses. The number of fatalities on Kenyan roads every year is staggering. The other day, I thought […]

The Power of Vision

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” –George Washington Carver   “Bam.   “The right hook hit my shoulder like a hammer, knocking me back on my heels. […]

Leaving Nothing to Chance

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.” –Annie Van De Wiele   There’s an allure to the relaxed pace in Perth, capital of Western Australia. The […]

When the Deal Is Too Good

  The dazzling beauty of Phuket Island, Thailand, captures the imagination of the visitor long before the ship anchors about five hundred or so meters from Patong Beach. The island […]