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Unbroken

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“Where there’s still life, there’s still hope.” –Louis Zamperini Whenever we face the surgeon’s knife, we are confronted with possibilities. It could be improved health or devastating consequences. This was made real to me recently during a mission to assess the state of learning in schools within Nairobi County.   On this day, I didn’t […]

Flowers Speak Louder Than Words

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“The earth laughs in flowers.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson I dread driving into Nairobi’s CBD. Parking lots are as rare as a hen’s teeth. So, when I received an invitation to attend an investor briefing breakfast in downtown, I immediately thought of parking woes. Naturally. Then I remembered that Sarova Stanley, the oldest hotel in the […]

Torn Between Two Loves

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“Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask, ‘why not?’” ––George Bernard Shaw   Nairobi. Kenya’s capital and one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Nairobi is the only capital in the world that is home to a national park. Set on the city’s southern part, […]

Think You’re Cut Out For Doing ...

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou   Growing up, Mother’s two youngest sisters, both only a few years older, were our icons. Trendy, bright, and attending top girls’ schools, they loved and lived the good life. They introduced us to the emerging entertainment scene in Nairobi. The seventies […]

Coincidence or Destiny?

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“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” –Albert Einstein   One of my authors called me recently to say that he was visiting Kenya and could we catch up sometime? What would you say to a friend who packs every moment of fellowship with so much fun and value?   We met over breakfast at […]

Mistakes Happen – Part 1

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“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren   Have you ever made a real big blunder? How did it make you feel? I remember an episode about ten years ago. I was planning for a business trip to the United States. Four months before my travel, my […]

I Know You Can Do It – Part 1

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  For more than 10 years, I wanted to climb Mount Kenya. So early 2009, I finally decided to put aside all else and pursue this dream. “Why would you want to climb Mount Kenya?” One friend asked. “I didn’t know you are a mountaineer,” another said, and I responded that I wasn’t. “So, why […]

Where There’s A Will

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“I shall either find a way, or make one.” –Hannibal   Sylvanus became an orphan at the age of ten. Both parents died within a short period of each other. None of the relatives was able to take care of all the five siblings, so they were separated to live with different family members. Sylvanus […]

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