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Unbroken

“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 […]

The Winning Factor

“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” –Helen Keller   It’s the second week of the New Year. I believe you have already set, or are in the process of setting your goals for 2015. I would like to make a daring statement: whether you achieve those goals or you don’t is not […]

Memories of Close Friends

“Strive not, my soul, for an immortal life, but make the most of what is possible.”   –Pythian Odes, 518-438BC   There are people who have had significant positive influence on our lives. Sometimes, these people may not even know it. One such person is my good friend Graham. I met him in the late 90s […]

How To Get Up When You Get Knock...

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” ―Vince Lombardi   I have often wondered why there is so much talk about intentions, hopes, dreams, goals, and visions, but so little to show for it. Ever since I was ten years old, it […]

Courage Under Fire

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ―Malala Yousafzai   In the sweltering heat of Swat Valley, northwest Pakistan, the engine of a school van revs as children stream in and take seats, happy to go back home after a full day in school. A rather awkward character waits for all the […]

The Finish Strong Attitude

“We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire… give us the tools and we will finish the job.” —Winston Churchill   One of my best-loved Bible stories is that of Terah, recorded in chapter eleven of Genesis: “One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), […]

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