The Coo of a Blue-Plumed Bird

Messi, Mbappe, Pique, Pogba: Fantasy Football 101

One evening ten years ago, when I was still a die-hard football follower, I decided I wanted my own team:…

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Messi, Mbappe, Pique, Pogba: Fantasy Football 101
121 Songs I Really, Really Listened to in 2018

121 Songs I Really, Really Listened to in 2018

  Every year since 2012 has brought to me a different sort of musical satisfaction---I encountered sounds I loved, new…

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The Feet of Drogba

  I was 13 when I fell in love with the whole of Didier Drogba. I had freshly become a…

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The Feet of Drogba
Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden

From "Blue Lake, Small Island," snippets of an un-noted experience.    It was 11 a.m. when we gathered in the…

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A Language Problem

From "Blue Lake, Small Island," snippets of an un-noted experience.   Four or so minutes after we touched down in…

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A Language Problem
My Playlist and Some Thoughts, Vol. 1

My Playlist and Some Thoughts, Vol. 1

Not all of them—can’t possibly write out all of them—but most of what I’m listening to right now, the songs…

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The Self-centric, Subversive Poetry of J. K. Anowe

It is a poignant joy to discover yet another young writer living on the continent with the talent and potential…

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The Self-centric, Subversive Poetry of J. K. Anowe
Monk. Astronomer. Artist

Monk. Astronomer. Artist

First written on 11 August, 2016, on Facebook.   Monk. Astronomer. Artist. Architect. Priest. Psychologist. Lawyer. Monk. Historian. Writer. Physicist.…

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A Night with Aaliyah

Written on 25 August, 2016, on Facebook.   Strange. In the past few days, I've taken to replaying Aaliyah—“Try Again,”…

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A Night with Aaliyah
A Bit of John Berger

A Bit of John Berger

I am with friends, those ones who have become family, when I realize that the book on the marble table…

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On Billboard’s “100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics’ Picks”

I should begin by confirming that I’m neither a music critic nor a video expert. Billboard has been my go-to,…

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On Billboard’s “100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics’ Picks”
The Coo of a Blue-Plumed Bird

The Coo of a Blue-Plumed Bird

1. When I write prose fiction and poetry, the sparks that birth my words ignite from within, a thing riotous…

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Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

I read the book after I watched the film. It has never happened before. Not because I think films are…

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Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader
74 Songs I Really, Really Listened to in 2017

74 Songs I Really, Really Listened to in 2017

"Particula," Major Lazer ft. Nasty C, IcePrince, Patoranking, Jidenna "Sugar," Myro "Yu Zimme," Lisa Mercedez ft. Ms Banks & Stylo…

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