Category Archives: Attitudes

OF THIS SORT, BLESS US LORD!

As far as I am concerned, it was already a difficult proposition marrying across ethnicity and if death had legitimately terminated this, why would Ruth persist? Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A COKE! (PT.2) – MY LESSONS

Admitting and allowing others into our goodwill books is a benevolence we do to ourselves more than to them. If we would credit them with some good faith, however naive and simple that may make us seem, we would soon find out that behind the devilish look of some fellow is a celestial beauty only marred by the vicissitudes and corruption of life. And this is even assuming that there is enough superficial or facial reason to adjudge them devils prima facie. If we would probe a little further, and wait a little more, we shall find out that it wasn’t a Coke after all. Continue reading

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IT’S NOT A COKE! (PT. 1) – MY DISCOVERY

Just as I raised the Coke, contemplating where to put it, I notice something, a little foam near the meniscus of the liquid toward the cover. Wait a minute. I know Cokes to foam when poured out into glasses or when shaken, but… The colour of the foam wasn’t stained black as would with a malt or a coke, it was somewhat red or was it maroon or purple? Then it strikes me, it is not a Coke! But what is it? Continue reading

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A WORD ON TECHNO-COMMUNICATION ETHICS TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION

African youth, understand that it is culturally inappropriate to begin any conversation ‑ text or voice ‑ without due salutation. For example, I get calls from young fellows that go like this: “Hello…Has our results been released?” Now that gets to me. That is being uncultured to say the least. In principle, I ignore or end all such conversations especially when the other fellow is persistent with this misbehaviour.

Courtesy demands that you greet, and appropriately too. ‘Hello’ and ‘Hi’ are forms of greetings as far as western nations are concerned, but by no means acceptable in African terms. And don’t tell me about globalization which is essentially westernization ‑ the sun rises from the east. Continue reading

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SOME EVERYDAY BLESSINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

Coming back from Church today, a sight made me think… I saw a woman frying what looked like yams by the roadside. She was in a white T-shirt and a long-flowing skirt. What caught my eye wasn’t the yams or the dressing, but the fact that the left sleeve of the Tee was hanging – she had lost that arm.
Hmm… then it struck me… Just suppose I lose an arm, how would I type as I often love to do? How would I manage looking in the direction knowing that unlike a milk tooth or hair, it isn’t naturally vegetative to sprout back? I imagined the days and weeks it took for her to come to terms with her condition if she wasn’t born that way. Hmm…
Imagine if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were grateful for yesterday?

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