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July 25, 2011

Like a Fish Out of Water

I've been doing some reminiscing latetly and taking a stroll down memory lane. My  mind has been traveling back to my high school days: the ugly school uniform, rolled up socks and (terrible) hairdos. Growing up in Kenya I attended a private school named Braeburn High School. Every morning we were picked up in these ugly, rickety, old blue buses. A few years later those old blue buses were replaced with shiny, yellow school buses.…
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July 20, 2011

The Grandfather I Never Knew

The following content is the opening of a book I am working on. It is my property and copyright protected, any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to copyright laws. Every now and then, when my family got together for dinner, I would stare at his picture on the wall. As the naans and biriyani and dal were being passed around, I would find myself glancing over to his portrait. There was something so familiar in…
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July 11, 2011

Birth Control: American Dream or American Nightmare?

I have been on over 10 different birth control pills in my life. From the age of 18 on I have been consuming drugs that I can't even pronounce. Words like ethinylestradiol norethisterone, levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol gestodene. And it wasn't until I started losing my hair that I questioned my doctors: "But why do I need it?" Their answers were always the same: "It is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy." "Because you have…
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July 9, 2011

What I’m Digging: Moisturizer

There are two times during the year that my body is craving moisture: the winter and the summer. In the summertime I totally dry out and my face and body are as dry as the sahara. That's when I need a super moisturizer to step in and do the job right. Having said that, my face can get super oily if I'm not careful. That's where Sue Devitt steps in. Her moisturizer contains seaweed and…
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July 9, 2011

In Honor of Southern Sudan

In response to the independence of Southern Sudan I encourage you all to read this article. I wrote it last year and it highlights one of our students at Wilmington University. He was one of the original Lost Boys of Sudan. His story is both heroic and humbling. It was an honor to write his tale. Click Below to Read this Story. WilmU_LostBoyFeature I wish him all the success in his future. He recently graduated…
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July 9, 2011

5 Ways To Know It’s a Scam

It hurts me when my friends or family get ripped off. And trust me, I've had my share of scams. Sometimes if you are good-hearted and kind you attract all  the wrong kinds of people. They can spot someone like me from a mile away. It's not that I am dumb, though I have been known to have my fair share of blonde moments, it's just that I take people at their word. I've had…
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July 7, 2011

I Have Gone 6 Months Without a Microwave

Actually, I have gone six months without a microwave, television and dishwasher. The horror! Once the Boo and I moved into his grandmother's house we were instantly transported to the 1950's. His grandmother is 91 years old, so, as you can imagine, she does things a little differently. Mom-mom was born in 1919. She has lived through 16 U.S. presidents. She was raised on a farm in North Carolina. She lives on fried chicken, mashed…
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