How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one

I recently had a brief life journey conversation with an old friend in the way most modern folks do today - via a messaging platform. It was unavoidable, not because of the pandemic, but because she lived clear across the world from me. The conversation started because I saw on her social media profile she'd … Continue reading How one friend’s “telescope” life journey differs from my “microscope” one

Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #12 The PR Snobs

Hey boys This is it! We made it. The last email, in this long-running series that began more than six months ago, is finally here. So on the count of three, let's heave a collective sigh of relief shall we? One... Two... Three!!! Sighhhhhh.... Alright, now that we got that outta the way, let's recap … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #12 The PR Snobs

Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #9 The Non-finishers

Hey boys I'm sorry. This is becoming a habit for me, isn't it? Since my last post on this series, two months have elapsed! I think it's a new record. It's just that so much has been occupying my mind of late, with writing ideas pouring forth like water from a busted dam. I can … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #9 The Non-finishers

Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #7 Haters/Gossipers/Flaw-pointers

Hey guys After clearing up the dinner table just now, I turned around and you were gone! That was fast. Was your mom about to launch into another round of "Dating 101" with you both? Hahaha... You know she means well. We both want you boys to be on the active lookout for a life … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #7 Haters/Gossipers/Flaw-pointers

Of Cerebral Conversations and Cognitive Connections

I'm always looking for opportunities to spend time with people who stimulate me intellectually. That's something not difficult to do when I was still plugged into my previous full-time lecturing work. There, I had easy access to what I refer to as 'cerebral colleagues' (as opposed to the 'coffee chit chat colleagues'), as well as … Continue reading Of Cerebral Conversations and Cognitive Connections

The day I was floored by the word “unprofessionalism”

What will always go down as one of the lowest moments of my life was when I had to quit my last job. To make matters worse, I hadn't even been at it for more than 15 months! Failure isn't something people want to talk about. Success, yes. Achievements, yes. Accolades, oh bring them on! … Continue reading The day I was floored by the word “unprofessionalism”