Day 4 – Nostalgic Adventures

Leave a Post-it note in a secret place. One sentence only. What do you say? How does the placement affect the message? Day 4 – Nostalgic Adventures When I was young, my family would visit my maternal grandmother every holiday.  My siblings and I would spend one whole week running down luscious green hills, gettingContinue reading “Day 4 – Nostalgic Adventures”

Day 3 – Featured Bananas

 The Challenge today is:  If I could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be and why? 3 – Featured Bananas My word would be the phrase, ‘I can’t.’ This phrase is the source of unhappiness, discontent, anger, discouragement, hate, and all negative scenarios that come to mind.  When people say ‘IContinue reading “Day 3 – Featured Bananas”

Day 2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration

2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration My sister woke me at the crack of dawn today.  I don’t do well with mornings without coffee.  This determined fire cracker got me out of bed, dressed, and out the door…all these without a cup of coffee.  I give her props for the feat.  I’m incredibly unsociable without coffee.  TheContinue reading “Day 2 – Words: Conversation: Inspiration”

Koya’s Choice – 13

13 – Hidden Secrets & Changing Relationships Ashley Dhali swept her finger over the photos on her pad with reserved judgment.  She was in her office at the Dhali estate.  Her assistant stood a few feet away from her desk clearly worried about her reaction.   She frowned and shook her head.   She wasn’tContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 13”

Pottery – Art for Sustenance

Adventures in Nairobi led me to a wonderful community center in Eastleigh that does pottery to help fund their projects and support the less privileged.  The Eastleigh Community Center has a full-fledged Pottery Workshop that produces gorgeous pottery pieces they sell to support the center. We got the chance to walk through the pottery shopContinue reading “Pottery – Art for Sustenance”

Koya’s Choice – 12

12 – The Past starts to take A Backseat Koya let go of Kim’s arm and stalked forward, intent on punching Charlie.  The bastard, how dare he— “Hold it,” Kim said, tightening his arm around her waist.  He restrained her against him. She struggled for a minute but then stopped when she realized people were watchingContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 12”

The Virgin Journey – Book Review

The Virgin Journey Book Review Gary Stokes is a struggling young American, who then lands a job with a press bureau based in East Africa and an expatriate is born.  Gary moves to Kenya, meets a fellow reporter, Guy, who helps him adjust to his new life.  Cue in intimidating government officials, unmovable landlords, andContinue reading “The Virgin Journey – Book Review”

Koya’s Choice – 11

11 – I Miss You, I Hate You, I Love You Koya glanced up to see Adele and a man dressed in a white t-shirt and jeans walking toward them. “Oh no, here comes Addie,” she said with a groan. Kim chuckled and bumped her arm with his shoulder. “She’s harmless,” he teased. Koya shookContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 11”

Koya’s Choice – 9

The Odds and Ends…daily life… Late Friday afternoon, Koya sat at her desk in her office reading the contract Mahali Travels had sent her.  A soft knock came, and she glanced up to see Hana walk in carrying a rolled up poster.  Koya smiled in greeting at her cousin.  Hana came to her desk andContinue reading “Koya’s Choice – 9”

Picture Perfect 15

Chapter 15 Sunday afternoon, Victoria parked her car in the parking lot and got out with a groan.  She was exhausted and her clothes were dirty.  Opening the trunk, she removed a kiondo filled with vegetables: her mother’s care package after the work-filled weekend.  She’d spent her weekend at her family farm in Kinoo helpingContinue reading “Picture Perfect 15”