PersonalWritings

  • Circum-Flash: Happy New Year, Sister Style

    Welcome to A New DECADE!Happy New Year!!! I know, I know, I’ve been saying “happy new year” for the past two weeks or so, but isn’t it just amazing?! Despite the struggles, the dark hours, the stress, and everything, we made it! Not only to a new year, but to a new decade!! If tonight …

  • Circum-Alert: Featured on Live Unchained

    Hi Everyone, I was recently contacted by Kathryn Buford, one of the creators of Live Unchained. She and her co-creator Miriam Moore have set up a virtual community and are developing a multi-media anthology for and by black women across the African Diaspora. I feel so honored and humbled to be profiled alongside some of the …

  • A Short Script: Good Cop-Bad Cop

    [I always found this kind of writing fascinating. So I decided to try my hands at one. Would be interesting to see what peeps make of it. Enjoy! ] Good Cop: Don’t click on it . Bad Cop: Oh, why ever not, you know you want to. Good Cop: Just don’t! You’re setting yourself back. …

  • The Letter-Writing Project: Those Three Little Words

    Dear You-Know-Yourself, Last week I went to an event for the Charter of Compassion launch, and it made me think about a couple of things, particularly with regards to the golden rule: treating others like you would like to be treated. One particular statement resonated with me intensely: “Many people don’t want to be compassionate, …

  • Rebirth:The Geology of It All

    There once lived a wee little fellowQuite a troublesome little fellow was heFidgety, fidgety, fidgetyHe never could sit stillUntil one day he encountered geologyYes, you heard right, geologyAnd with that as silent as a mouse he would be He learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocksAnd how one was hard, the other layered, and the …

  • Castles in the Air ( A Short Script)

    I -Spotlight on.II -Geez, no need to singe my hair! I -Cameras rolling. Lie detector operational. All right. Spill the beans.II – Which beans are you talking about? Did you give me a pan of beans? I – Listen kiddo, we don’t have time for any of your antics. As you can see, there’s a …

  • Time & Space

    Time and spaceWhoever thought him/herself so wiseSo as to determine the value of these twoHast surely thrown mankind, into insurmountable viceFor no matter how absolute they seem on papyrusThey’re always relative in the mind’s sight —Photo Source

  • Circum-Flash

    Eid So it’s Eid in Ghana today, and it’s also Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday!! Talk about celebration and holidays!!! Eid was yesterday here in the US and in most parts of the world, and I had a pretty memorable Eid. Spent it with family in Virginia, and boy, what an interesting time it was. Showing on …

  • The Era of the Gadget-Kids

    Meet Ruby Mac. She might look like an ordinary mac computer, but she’s far from being commonplace. This special kid has got a mum and a name. The origins of her name reside in the ruby-colored cover on her back and the fact that she’s a…take a wild guess…mac! And as to having a mum, …

  • ‘Spring’ Cleaning

    It’s about 3am, and I think last night was a night well-spent. As you’ve probably noticed (or haven’t, if you just got on here), Circumspect is all cleaned up, tucked away in drawers, and operating like clockwork. I finally came across a template I liked which was also user friendly and quite classy. For those …

  • Something Different in Staying True

    I’ve been feeling a pull for a while now. A pull towards something else. Something new. Something different. A pull to writing about something non-developmental. Sure development will always be a part of who I am, and inshallah I will pursue my career in that area. But right now, writing about development is missing something …

  • Dreams…Seems the season is full of ’em

    Hi All!!! It’s been a while since I wrote something personal on here. Seriously, I’m beginning to think I should have a blog for personal stuff and one for development issues etc. But then again, that wouldn’t really work since writing about development stuff is as personal as it gets with me. Anyways. The countdown. …

  • Tribute to Angel Wainaina

    Angela Wainaina(center) was an exceptional and beautiful person, both inside and out. To some she was a sister, a daughter and a friend. To others, she was that voice on the radio who represented their struggles and talked about the issues that others avoided. To many of the participants at the 2008 Young Women’s Knowledge …

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