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Can you sniff 2017? I know I can. Once I begin inhaling the fragrance of Christmas, the year’s end is often the next thought. Last night I was at a vigil when the mother called in tears. I could barely make out what she was saying but I quickly figured it was news of another …

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A letter to my teenage self

Last week I got two blasts from the past. I was invited to give a talk to S.3 students at the school where I studied and completed my 'O' level. A few days later, a friend sent me a letter I had written to her during my 'A' level studies. The former reminded me where …

Stranger at home

Yesterday I was reading the Sunday Papers( Yeah, I am one of those people) when I turned to read http://apenyo.com/finding-tracy-tears-and-wine/ , a beautiful piece by Mildred Apenyo  that opened my mind to so many thoughts and memories.  Growing up, it did not occur to me that I was 'different' in any way. At home we spoke English, …