Mirror Mirror

MirrorMirror1OK, so there are a few things that let you know that yes, you have grown old. One is that you realize that the newly born infants of 2000 are now in their second year of secondary school and it horrifies you a little. Another is that you start to compare yourself to younger kids and to think/ say things like “in my day…”.

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Frost1“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”.

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Treasure Island


Inspired by the excitement of finding a copy of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island many years after I read it the first time– poetry, puns and all.

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Kaleidoscope~An ode to nature and to groceries: little collaborative project between my sister and me.~
Picture credit: Wangari Mungai.
Before we begin:
I just found this out, but a “costermonger” is a street seller of fruits and vegetables. ie. Mama mboga. It sounds so pretentious though. Imagine saying that to people: “I’m going to get some dhania from the costermonger at the corner.”Continue Reading