Congratulations, you’re very ordinary. As I sit and write this, I overlook a tropical lagoon, mangroves and a few fishermen warming in the morning sun. A few energetic swifts wheel in a faint haze – evidence that despite the dry red earth and cloudless skies, the baked earth breathes life each day. I am perched … Continue reading Intra-ordinary

How Many People Could You Call At 3am? On Richness

I read this article today, where Jeff Haden explains some of the reasons why you aren’t happy. Before we start, tweet the author and tell him his article made you a little happier if you like it. That would be nice, regardless of whether you agree with what I write below @jeff_haden The article made me … Continue reading How Many People Could You Call At 3am? On Richness

Underdeveloped Development – Simple Mistakes

For over a century the 'mazungu' (or white person) in Africa has been losing his temper with the inefficiency of the African. Even today, I’ve witnessed continual annoyance as things go wrong, or directions aren’t followed, or patience is tested. All too regularly, frustrations are voiced aggressively. On a micro level, this constitutes management – … Continue reading Underdeveloped Development – Simple Mistakes

Clean Up Your Relationships – Inter-Personal Hygiene

No, I’m afraid this post is not about armpit whiffs and sheets-to-sniff – instead I’ve recently been introduced, by my good friend Tara of Wildfitness fame (and a Watamu neighbour), to a process that helps with some therapeutic friend-realignment. You see, we often roam around with people we love. But how often do we tell … Continue reading Clean Up Your Relationships – Inter-Personal Hygiene