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To Enter Marriage… Or Sit It Out?
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To Enter Marriage… Or Sit It Out?

I was randomly going through my Google News App, as I do often, trying to see how far the world has reached in burning itself down, and what part I play. And the way Google News App is set up is you are able to access everything, from ‘serious’ news to latest gossip to opinion articles published in the dailies. Today I came across this opinion article on marriage, published in The Standard by Dayan Masinde. I understand Dayan is a writer who writes/speaks a lot on relationships (from a quick Google search). I am yet to check out more of his work, and would like to make clear that this conversation is not about him or his work but the contents of the particular article I came across.   The article is titled ’25 Reasons Why Marriage is Good’. Honestly, is there a catchier title ...
On Father’s Day, and The Dilemma That is Our Fathers
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On Father’s Day, and The Dilemma That is Our Fathers

This post is not late, because it was not meant to be posted on Father’s Day. One, because I wanted to spend the day observing what people say of their dad on this day, and two, because I didn’t want to rain on y’alls fathers’ parade with my musings. Alas, this year’s Father’s Day was no different, social media was awash with a mixture of emotions. Almost a perfect balance of the positive and negative. Interesting because on Mother’s Day, we see very minimal posts castigating the moms. Is it because our moms are generally better humans? Is it because most often than not the parent that stayed was the mother? Is it that the parent who listened, who cared, who advised and held us in their arms is our mum? Is it because the parent who did the actual parenting is our mother? You tell m...