Hopes and Fears at the Starting Line

But today, I want to reflect a little deeper on my hopes and fears for the year. I hope that by writing my hopes, I will dig deeper on my motivations and goals. I hope that by writing my fears, I will be vulnerable enough to acknowledge them and in so doing find ways to live with them and let others know they are not alone.

Finger on the Pulse—August/Sept 2018

The past two months have teemed with blatant contradictions. While the days have felt like the busiest ever, they have in fact been some of the lightest in my year. While I have traversed several nations on two continents, I have frequently felt like I was shutting the world within. While I have made plenty…

Finger on the Pulse —June/July 2018

I started writing this piece on a Kenya Airways flight from Kigali to Nairobi. The sun had just set as the plane took off and millions of fireflies seemed to illuminate the city below. It had been a packed week in the land of a thousand hills that left little room for self-reflection and meditation…

9: You First

As much as it’s wise to save your money and build a diverse portfolio of investments, the first destination for your investments should be closer home: yourself. While it’s much harder to quantify the returns on investment when you invest in yourself, like it might be if you bought a three-year government bond, I believe…

5: Zimmerman

For this one, I’ll tell you a story. No explanations, no expositions — just one long-ish story. In my first job after coming back from the States, I worked for a big corporate in Kenya. In the first four months, a friend was gracious enough to host me in his single-room unit and we split…

Finger on the Pulse — May 18

A lot has been happening in my life lately. Well, probably a lot has been happening in everyone’s life lately — but I can only speak expertly on my own life. One thing I have been thinking about in the past month is rhythm, the rhythm of life. What determines the beat that we dance…

Zuckerberg and I

  That image broke my heart. In the previous weeks, there had been conflicting reports on whether Mark Zuckerberg would testify before the US Congress or send one of his lieutenants. He had appeared on a CNN interview to break the ominous silence after the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal came out. Cambridge Analytica, a shady…