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  • Fri, 24th Mar 2017
    A water bearer in India had two large pots hanging on each end of a pole he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For two years this went on daily with the bearer delivering only one and a half... [Read More]
  • Wed, 15th Mar 2017
    When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Or you are one of those whose daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates and gossip columns? I know many people complain they don’t have time to read but if you want to develop yourself, if you want to become a better person, you have no choice but to make reading a daily routine. All you need is 20... [Read More]
  • Mon, 13th Mar 2017
    At some point in your life you must have heard the saying, “choices have consequences”. Yes. Whether good or bad choices, there are always consequences to deal with; could be good or bad.  Say for example Ian Jege, a very talented friend of mine who has had it with people taking advantage of his kindness. He posted this on his Facebook wall…… "Dear friends, I hope your Sunday is treating you well... [Read More]
  • Fri, 10th Mar 2017
    ..... or like we were taught when computers became part of our lives, “Garbage In, Garbage Out". Your life is a reflection of the commands you give to your “computer”. If you key in the right commands, then the output will be excellent; the reverse is also true. Eg if you key in laziness, you’ll reap the  fruits of laziness, etc. Life is also a magnet; it has a way of attracting the things you... [Read More]
  • Wed, 8th Mar 2017
    … Let me explain. Jim John was fond of saying this during his many speaking engagements; “You don’t get paid by the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” And he was right! That is why two people can spend the same amount of time in the same office, maybe even sitting at the same workstation but when the end of the month comes, the salary cheque has a difference of several “... [Read More]
  • Sun, 13th Nov 2016
    It’s been a week that can only been described as a bag of mixed emotions in the sense that many unexpected things happened that have elicited different emotions from different people. For instance, it has been a week of sadness here in Tanzania as we woke up to the news of the demise of one of my favorite politicians, the former Speaker of the Parliament of Tanzania. I had a chance to meet him... [Read More]
  • Wed, 5th Oct 2016
    "What you don't use you eventually Lose" Think about it. If you decided to sit still (like a statue) in one position for just one hour, what would happen to you behind and your legs? You start getting those "needles" that prick you. Why, because at that point your legs and butt are so uncomfortable they are screaming for help - relief. They need to be exercised a bit so that the blood can flow... [Read More]
  • Sun, 24th Apr 2016
    The other day I happened to be at home and while doing a few things in the kitchen I smelled something rotten. I didn’t know what it was and since this is not like a phone you can call and once it rings you know where the phone is, I had to rely on my nose to follow the smell and finally identify where it was coming from so that I can clean it out. Finally, after overworking my nose, I realized... [Read More]
  • Sun, 25th Oct 2015
    It is inevitably that time of the season again when we experience little pockets of “madness” as a result of an animal we call politics. I confidently call it madness because according to an online dictionary I use, one of the definitions of madness is “a state of frenzied or chaotic activity” that is only experienced when certain activities are going on. For example, you can say that when... [Read More]
  • Sun, 19th Jul 2015
    May I start this article today by wishing all my Muslim brothers, sisters and friends from all over the world Eid Mubarak. May the genuine prayers and supplications you have offered to Allah during your fast be answered and made manifest in your lives and those of your families. Speaking of fasting, I took some time to do a little research to find out what Ramadhan is all about. As I was talking... [Read More]
  • Sat, 11th Apr 2015
    Envy. Jealousy. Bitterness. Anger. Hatred. These seem to be the constant “rulers” of the world we live in today. People being envious and jealous of your achievements, others being bitter and angry because according to them you got “easily” what they have been working so hard to get. As a result, the hatred that fills the hearts of many is so much and palpable that I think scientists and... [Read More]
  • Mon, 15th Dec 2014
    The word “Ebola” has been on almost everyone’s lips in the last few months especially after it started affecting people in parts of the world where it was never expected to touch. I have to admit that when I first heard of the disease a few years ago, I never thought it would be such a serious threat to the rest of the world since it was just in West Africa. After all, I lived (still do) in East... [Read More]
  • Tue, 28th Oct 2014
    There’s nothing I hate as much as being on the road driving behind a driver who is driving at the speed of 10 Km/h on a stretch where he could do 200 Km/h if he wanted to. Worse still, you realize that the said driver is doing this on a segment of road where there’s no one else in front of him, meaning there’s enough road up ahead but he just won’t take advantage of it! To add insult to injury,... [Read More]
  • Mon, 9th Jun 2014
    Anyone ever suffered ingrown toenails? Well, I suffer that condition and I can tell you it is not comfortable when it happens. For the sake of those who don’t know what this condition is, let me explain it to you the best way I can. When a toenail is ingrown, the sides or corners of the nail curl down and dig into the skin of the toe, causing swelling, pain and redness. This condition mostly... [Read More]
  • Sun, 1st Jun 2014
    "When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen; either there will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be taught to fly" Well, those are the words of Patrick Overton taken from his poem "The Leaning Tree". Unfortunately though, not many of us ever find out whether... [Read More]
  • Tue, 29th Apr 2014
    A couple of weeks ago I saw a clip on YouTube that was quite interesting. A Lioness was hunting and came upon a female ape. Unfortunately and as expected, the ape was no match for the ape and as a result, she became lunch for the Lioness and her family.  Sadly though, the ape had just given birth (hence her being slow and not being able to get away from the Lioness in time) and her young one was... [Read More]
  • Tue, 22nd Apr 2014
    Today I’d like us to try and be honest with each other by answering this very simple question; how many of us take time to read manuals? Say for instance you buy a home appliance like an electric kettle. Do you take time to go through the manual before you start using the kettle, or do you assume you already know how to use a kettle and so you don’t need to read the manual? Better still let’s use... [Read More]
  • Tue, 25th Mar 2014
    Relationships are hard. It doesn't matter whether it is a relationship between two siblings, between two workmates, between a supplier and a client, between a doctor and a patient, mother and child or a couple. Fact is, as long as it is a relationship involving people, there will always be friction once in a while because naturally human beings are complicated. I guess even in the animal kingdom... [Read More]
  • Fri, 14th Sep 2012
      Farmers understand the concept of reaping what you sow very well, and that is why if one wants mangoes they plant mangoes and not tomatoes. Similarly in life, whatever you sow is what you shall reap. If you sow hatred and bitterness, the same shall be your portion, but if you sow kindness and love, you will reap tons of it. I came across a short story earlier today that I would like to share... [Read More]

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