Writing Obsessions: Avocados

Fast forward to 2018 and I work with a great team at Nova Pioneer, an educational startup changing the way education is done in Africa. The office feels like home and the team feels like family. I’ve shared the joy of avocados with the team more that six times now. A colleague asked why I don’t sell the avocados to them and I joked, “I am just giving samples like a drug dealer, and soon you’ll all be hooked and I’ll start charging.” And just like any good joke, there’s a kernel of truth in this joke.

Nursery Rhymes, Connecting Dots and Studying Abroad: Keynote Address at the IACAC Conference

I grew up in a small village called Kabazi in Nakuru County, about a three hour drive from here. As kids in the village, there’s this nursery rhyme that we would sing in Gikuyu, my first language. Fortunately or unfortunately, my memory of the rhyme’s lyrics and rhythm has since faded.