“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” — Christine Caine The world has been gripped by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic which has rendered the entire world scrambling for cover and in total panic, spurred on by the constant reporting by the media. People are dying in their hundreds on a daily basis. This has … Read More Travails of a Conoravirus lockdown!!
The Covid-19 pandemic has once again exposed social ills and given many the opportunity to reflect on life choices and actions. What truly is important and what isn’t. Some of us have had horrendous experiences that have shaped the way we think, the friends we keep and the things that are important to us. As a Black African who has spent considerable years in … Read More The Black Man, Poverty & Whataboutery!!
Living the urban life comes with its daily challenges for many. From travel in crowded trains and other public means of transport, to achieving a work-life balance, or just simply raising children in urban communities, one has to be fully engaging and equipped to make good one’s time. Whilst waiting on the train platform this early Monday morning, with my two daughters, on our … Read More Urban Life: The Little things that matter
“Hey Shaun, can I have a cuppa please”, Sofia said as she walked into the lounge, dressed in one of Shaun’s white shirts. She had woken up about 20 minutes earlier, but had decided to stay in bed, reminiscing on the encounter with Shaun.
He woke with a start, glancing at the window, wondering what time it was. It still looked pretty dark outside but he could hear the faint sound of a train. Leaning forward, he checked the time on the bedside clock. 06.27 AM!! ‘Good’, he thought, as he sat up, reaching for his bleached robe hanging on the bedpost. He felt a pang of pain … Read More Sex and Singlehood: A Cultural Shift – Part 1
“Fishes in a glass bowl, swimming ever so freely; in a bowl they live, ever bound within; trapped they are, for in that bowl, there’s no escape” ~ Lorenzo Tim is a 45 year-old retired man-for-hire, a male escort. His other services involved pleasing his female clients, offering sex for a fee. This lifestyle afforded Tim countless holidays to the Côte d’Azur, romantic escapes … Read More Why Some Married Women Cheat ~ Views of a Male Escort
“Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you” ~ Unknown The other day I was engaged in a conversation with a friend about travelling and the difference, if any, between a tourist and an adventurer. For me, a tourist goes on holiday or trips to enjoy the time away from home, to rest and get away from routine. A tourist goes … Read More Travel for Self-Realization!!
“Life starts on a blank canvas. You are the Artist. Through life, you paint many pictures, some good and others bad. Today, Now, is the time to produce your best pictures yet” ~ Lorenzo Very frequently we sit back and reminisce on the good old days, those carefree days when we were young and had little care for the world. We were not burdened … Read More Your life is your Canvas, your Clay!!
Oscar Wilde, in his essay titled ‘The Decay of Lying – An Observation’, published in 1891, suggested that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. This is so true given that our very existence in its social context is a representation of the complex relationship between us and nature. Our lives are interwoven with the natural forces and the creations of man … Read More “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”
A View through the Wire ~ A SHORT Story Samantha rolled off the bed, suddenly aware how late it was. ‘Gosh!!, that was meant to be a short nap!’. It was now after two in the afternoon and she had slept for good three hours. She looked around and wondered where Jim was. She could still smell his masculine scent on the sheets. Throwing … Read More A View through the Wire ~ A Short Story pt2
Lifestyle Choices “Fishes in a glass bowl, swimming ever so freely; in a bowl they live, ever bound within; trapped they are, for in that bowl, there’s no escape” ~ Lorenzo Tim is a 45 year-old retired man-for-hire, a male escort. His other services involved pleasing his female clients, offering sex for a fee. This lifestyle afforded Tim countless holidays to the Côte d’Azur, … Read More Why Some Women Cheat
Lifestyle Choices ‘You can’t be serious’, retorted Jim, as he hastily exited the room, his coffee spilling onto the cream-coloured carpet. Walking down the stairs, he thought about the previous night’s party and the discussion about relationships that so upset him. Down at the lounge, he gazed out the window. It was a cold winter morning, the street looked deserted. He felt deflated. ‘Why … Read More A View through the Wire ~ A SHORT Story