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Category: Nonfiction

When Toddlers Refuse To Be Carried

I have a niece who was born during the Covid lockdown (I think there was a baby boom during that time 😄). After things eased up I was finally able to fly to Kenya, which meant that the first time I met my niece she was already 16 months old. We spent quite some time together. I really enjoyed carrying her. The challenge is, at that age, a child can fight against you. If the…

When A Story Hangs Together

It was Monday the 1st of January 2024. I decided to talk a walk late in the evening, because I didn’t have much energy for anything else. The night before had been a rather late one. As I walked through my neighborhood – which was for the most part deserted – I came across a young man seated on a lawn outside a house about two blocks from where I live. He stopped me and…

Book Review – Brutal Legacy by Tracy Going

I normally read books quite quickly, but this one took me a long while to get through. I had to take frequent breaks, because Iswung between despair and anger as I turned the pages of the book. The story itself is masterfully written, and Tracy’s use of language, imagery and metaphor immediately pulls you into the story world And the irony is that that is precisely what makes the book so difficult to read, because…