The science of becoming better

I ran the other direction. As fast and furiously as I could manage. The place, I thought to myself, is not good for me. Certainly not conducive for my goals, and often, it doesn’t offer freedom for persons wanting to be their weird and best selves. As you know, almost nothing ever grows right from …

Worldview: The township and taverns

I am sitting in the veranda, stars glistening ever so beautifully, crickets in various spots shouting in unison, it's become an orchestra, quite frankly. All the while, from afar, I hear music blaring violently. It's a Sunday. The streets are dead quiet! But, I can mental-picture clusters of people, smothered, crushed together and sweating up …

Toothache, books and my bed

First, I gotta honestly tell ya! The pain is searing. I have been postponing the extraction of the tooth that's giving me hell. Part of the reason is, I convinced myself that the pain came from my gum tissues than a ruined tooth. Denial much? Second thing I wish to share with you is this: …

Care: best way to have a great conversation

Have you ever been so engrossed in an exchange that you lost all sense of time and your surroundings? I have. Manier times than I care to count. And now that I think about my best conversations, the reason is quite simple why I enjoyed them as I did. I deployed care and genuine curiosity. …

Looking inward in order to impact the world

The sky, as the clock stood at 12:20 AM, central African time, was somewhat navy. Beautifully dark. Crystal. And I should tell you that it had been so from the morning – without a trace of clouds. The feel of the wind was just a mixture of warm and cool. Warm enough to wear short-sleeved …