Month: November 2016

Blackouts

  It was hot and sticky, the condensation was building on my bedroom windows quickly that water began to pool at the bottom of the windows. I could see the city outside of my windows, and the barbed wire fence around our property, were pitch black. The city was experiencing another black out. The brownouts …

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Boracay

Continuation from Deserted Island So there we were sitting on piles of white sand, joking we should have brought our sleeping bags as it seemed we were going to sleep with the crabs on the beach. I listened to my Father and Mr. Dube going back and forth, getting angrier and angrier, not sure who to …

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Remember

This day always seems to come with a twinge of sadness, along with extreme pride. My Father’s Father (my Grandfather), died shortly after I was born, my Father, spoke little of his Father, all I know, is the little information that was scrounged up from the internet and the few historians who have attempted to …

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Loneliness

“Holding onto Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Buddha Having grown up abroad to Diplomatic parents, I am often comfortable in loneliness. When you move every 3 years, and grow up in the strange Diplomatic world, extreme loneliness is the norm, I find some solace in that loneliness, …

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Five

My fifth birthday arrived with much to celebrate, I remember it vividly, my Father gave me a white handmade dress he had bought on one of his many trips. My bowl cut, had the perfect sun-kissed highlights from all the running around I did, and my sunburnt cheeks would not stop smiling. I was happy, …

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Birthday Vote

I never know, should I celebrate, can I still grieve, do I hide, how does one mark this occasion? Today, would have been my Father’s 72 birthday. If he was still alive, he probably would be golfing somewhere in the world, and consulting on the side, he would never have stopped working fully, nor would …

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