Cats In The Cradle

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say, I’m gonna be like you, dad
You know I’m gonna be like you

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
Said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
Son, I’m proud of you
Can you sit for a while?
He shook his head, and he said with a smile
What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later
Can I have them please?

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, I’d like to see you if you don’t mind
He said, I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time
You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kid’s got the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

~ Harry Chapin

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Rendezvous ~ Not Alone

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just look, because why not?
look, its a beautiful… *day;
so look, like gaze and no stare;
like lustfully but nonchalantly;


am careful, maybe am not;
am creative, that is good;
i see, and that’s okay;
if i touch, don’t tempt me;


oh goodness, what am i doing?
this ain’t me, what am i thinking?
transfixed, what do i do?
are stolen waters really sweeter?

Women Are Daring…

Women are daring, men are steadfast;

Women fall in love, me go with love;

Women are strong, men are resilient;

Women start, men maintain;

Women persevere; men preserve;

Women get tired, men quit;

Day Light Saving

I am reducing my intake;

I will reduce my uptake;

I am cutting my use;


I want to hibernate;

I want to live another day;

To fight another day;


I am saving my efforts;

I am preserving my energy;

I will withstand this cold;

Njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ~ Kikuyu proverb

njira ikura igiaga ime kwina riua ( mundu ukura datungaga wao )

persistent resistance to advice is the road to misery


this is a Kikuyu proverb promoting adherence to counsel and being susceptible to instructions.

Mess With Me

mess with my beingness;
i will take it;
because i value myself more;


mess with my money;
i might take it;
because i can always make more;


but mess with my time;
you’ll have crossed the line;
because i can never recover time lost!

The Kenyan immunity to impunity…

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I am a good citizen, because I am a law abiding Kenyan. I also happen to pay for things I want which consequently translates to me paying taxes. I work hard, I help my country men when I can (and I want to). But one thing that really gets so deep into my nerves is someone taking advantage of me, and continues to laugh at me with their friends and still affords the luxury of a free man because there is nothing I can do about it. What hurts even worse is the fact that they are your elder sibling who are supposed to protect you. Tell me, am I not justified to be angry?

 

Why does Matiangi think he is above the law?!

Even Uhuru went to Hague while a president! Matiangi is a performer I agree, but an extremist performer. An inferno might require extreme measures, but a mild situation barely requires the use of force. Mahatma Gandhi envisioned a revolution without blood, and he achieved it. Surely, Matiangi could use some pre-school curriculum! I mean, how do you expect me to obey the law if the person guarding the law is breaking it? I don’t care what important meetings you have, just appear in the damn court! You can respond like Boinet if you want to, but just be a leader when its most needed and match up to the court room! It is uncouth to disobey court orders. Miguna Miguna issue could be anything from a national security to a weak man’s desperate demand for respect, but law is law, and it governs everyone. But still, deporting Miguna to Dubai?? It still doesn’t make sense to me…

 

Why is Kenyatta not in power?

I mean, really, can someone please tell Uhuru to take the steering wheel and drive this country. How is Matiangi doing all this unquestioned? I really, really, really liked Kibaki. He governed with wisdom. He didn’t want a legacy, he just did what was right for all Kenyans. We had near zero national debts, now look at where we are! Uhuru Kenyatta is a great guy for sure, I don’t know but I’ll bet he is a good man too, but we need him to be our president now!

 

Is this the Kenya we want?

Personally speaking, had I not been a Kenyan, I would never invest here. Anyone in government can just walk in your business and say,

“hello, is this YYY enterprises? I want everything you have earned under my name!”

I don’t feel safe anymore. I fear for my just country men too. If this I what Raila was fighting for, then let’s make him the president (excluding kalonzo, weta, and ma-dvd). I am willing to vote in Joho in exchange of impunity. Billions meant for medical sector were stolen and not a single soul has been prosecuted! Yet, we blame hospital officials for negligence and misconduct when the real culprit is the government! How do you blame your legs for taking you where you don’t want to go? It’s the head that is the problem. We are being led with psychopathic mentality meant to instill fear through intimidation.

 

What can we do?

Personally, I really don’t know! But am open to any practical idea. Is there a petition we can sign? Can we rally? Can we demonstrate? Can we boycott anything? I really am open to any practical idea! I have never been to the streets demonstrating for anything, but if this is the course, then I will…

Spontaneous

YOLO => “you only live once” or in Latin, “carpe diem” (“seize the day“). We live when we risk…of course accountably and thoughtfully!
You never know how marvelous and talented you are, you never know what skills you can learn.

Financial Independence Quotes


Don’t sell out your virtues, values and principles to the pursuit of your goals ~ Jim Rohn


Wages will make you a living, profits will make you a fortune ~ Jim Rohn


The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender ~ Proverbs 22:7


Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo


 

No youth should save, but invest;

No youth should save, but invest; because not risking is even a greater risk. Create, don’t accumulate! The older you get, your creativity reduces, and so does your opportunities to invest.