Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baby Arrivals & "Stories"

Funny how people(I didn't say women) make so much effort to keep their first pregnancy a secret from extended family and friends.
A married friend of mine is pregnant but won't tell her Dad because he will let the whole world know. Her mom and siblings know but when baby comes they all will tell dad "we didn't know either".

I teased her and said I thought we were all good christians that don't lie.
LoL. Hard to live without a lie slipping out. I know I tried.
But there has got to be a way to live lie-free. Right?

Pediatric Gangstas

I am doing some work in the pediatrics department of a hospital and some of the kids coming through here are making me laugh.
Of course they are with their mothers.
Kids with tattos.
Looking like gangstas.
Acting all grown-up.

Meanwhile they are not old enough to see a grown-folks-doctor.
That right there is funny.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Not That Free

Freedom by its definition sounds like the best thing every living thing must have.
Anyone with any kind of freedom will be quick to recommend "you better get some too".
Yet the more freedom we have, the more restricted we are.

If you are reading this, you probably have a job. That's one of the signs of Progress we've bought into. However, you are not free to do with your day, whatever you choose.
We have freedom yet can't afford to do whatever we want.

I doubt that freedom is what we should be chasing in life.
I'd prefer Respect over Freedom anyday.
Respect my life. Respect my mind.
Do you put Freedom above everything?

Friday, August 10, 2012

How We Help The Negative Image

For several years anytime I go by slums and worse-than-korle-lagoon areas in the US, I keep thinking "next time I will carry a camera and take pictures for all in African countries to see".

It hurts that some of the pictures used by foreign media that denigrate our continent, are taken by our own people. I guess they have cameras and need the income.
I wonder if it is a tough choice for them to make when they get such contracts.

It would be tough for me to sell pictures of my dirty room to anyone. Can't imagine doing that to my country. That is probably why I suck at photography.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Ride Down The Volta

I might have to travel down the Volta River & Lake, just to recruit champions for the 2016 Olympics. I see gold & silver medals in canoe sprint.
There's gotta be a bunch of able-bodied men rowing their canoes out there everyday. That should be equivalent to years of practice right?
Bigups to the guy from Senegal that competed in canoe sprint.