Quiet people = loudest minds

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” – Stephen Hawking. “Some people talk to think. Other people think to talk. People who talk to think — It’s as if their mind and mouth are connected. These people tend to dominate the conversation. People who think to talk –- they hoard their thoughts in their mind and […]

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Oblivion

Like a thief in the night Creeping in unannounced He robbed me of my loneliness And left me speechless.   Every breeze Every caress Every squeeze And every kiss;   His tenderness, Like a winter breeze Gave me chills, And left me breathless.

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The unimaginable

They came to divide and conquer, For their selfishness to prosper. One ethnic group discriminating another, The unimaginable preface.   Colonizers instilled ethnic tensions Hutus trained for Tutsis extermination, Tutsis prayed for world intervention The unimaginable prologue   Splattering innocent blood, Perpetrators chanted their victories So eager to finish their work From one hill to […]

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Pink Escapade

Mariama lived in a small house in the heat of Dakar, Senegal, with Diallo, her fourteen-year old brother, and her parents; Omar and Awa. She was eleven, and longed to become a storyteller. Diallo loved photography and carried his camera everywhere. Together, they enjoyed exciting adventures. On a Saturday morning, while daydreaming of nutella spread […]

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Bus seat

“You may no longer be a student, but continue to be a life long learner. Seek out memorable experiences, not things. Keep meeting new people. Gravitate towards people who expand your horizons. Find the smartest people in the room and ask them questions.” The above paragraph is a piece of advice I got on graduation […]

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Phases

In May 2015, I graduated from college with no clue what path God would lead me to. Months of job searching felt like ages of what was just a phase of impatience and uncertainty. In September, I was blessed with the opportunity to work in a hotel on Catalina Island, California. Little did I know that […]

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Be you cyangwa ubireke

“Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert? Or are you a little bit of both? These are questions you will only be asked in Western societies. Those 2 words do not exist in my native language. They are generally determined by assumptions, sometimes made by people who barely know you. One thing my […]

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Ese watashye?

Decisions…decisions. It all hit me the day of my college graduation, on May 2nd, 2015. Unlike most people, I was not living in the moment of that day. As I sat in the graduation ceremony, all I could think about was “What in the world am I going to do for the rest of my life? […]

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Changes

I grew up in the 90s when everything was simpler. I had books to read, puzzles to make, monopoly games to learn and at the end of the day french cartoons to watch. You see I did not have to worry about impressions, partially because I was not a teen yet. Kids born in the ’00s […]

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