Courtesy Vladimir Chuchadeev As is fairly routine where I live, we recently went through a 3-day stretch without even a blink of electric power- it appears that the tiniest hint of rain wreaks havoc on the power supply system, such that a slightly darkening sky inevitably translates to a dark house. This is our reality,… Continue reading IRONY (AND IRONING)
I always wondered what sort of psychiatric condition or emotional malaise afflicted those people who are avid supporters of some sports team or the other (here in Nigeria, more commonly European football teams), especially when I observe the intense (and often war-like) rivalries between those in different camps; the bar-room arguments between Manchester United and… Continue reading Drugs as a Metaphor for Sports & Partisanship- A Study of Substance Abuse
I have not done as much writing as usual lately. I like to imagine that this performance drop would have made a difference to one or two of my readers, so I will let this post be my explanation and, hopefully, my resumption. In addition to a host of professional and personal distractions, my prison’s Head Warden… Continue reading Forget Work-Life; What About Life-Life Balance?
The prison wardens are punishing me for seeking parole. Escape is my only option,
It’s late, almost half past nine. I’ve just got off the phone with my wife who is working late and hoping to begin the 20-minute drive home. We’ve just had a chat about training pants and the fact that she forgot to buy some (the old I-Knew-I-Was-Forgetting-Something scenario) and it’s too late to try the… Continue reading Confounded, Conspiring Circumstance! Gah!
When my son, Xavier (or XO, as we call him) was about a year old, he was saying ‘daddy’ distinctly and clearly. In fact, he used to sing with the word, chanting, ‘dah-da-deee, dah-da-DEE!’ It used to irk my wife quite a bit because he would rarely utter the word ‘mommy’. Now, XO is approaching… Continue reading Homicidal Tots?
The most recent Domestic Inmate blog post, 'Lost Composure' was featured on the Medium home page today; a good scroll down the page, but on page 1, nonetheless. Thanks again for all the reads and shares. We will be conversing a lot more.