Blessed are the nobodies

Jane Brennan Snodgrass will turn 70 on July 11th this year. Her day starts at 6.30 am with reading her Bible and praying. She then prepares some coffee for herself and cooks breakfast for her husband Dan. The couple then have breakfast in their sun room. They sometimes take a walk outside and watch the…

Men who are nice to waiters

It wasn’t the best evening for Cafe Mocha in the November of 2017. Danish and I decided to sit outside because the loud music just made it unbearable. We were meeting to discuss an article that I was to write about his profession.  I was taking notes, watching some videos on his phone as examples…

7 vital lessons Dad taught me without really teaching

Imagine a five-year-old boy with polio in left leg swimming against the current in a river. Yeap, that was my Dad. Those days, most kids were not vaccinated. So Dad learnt independence pretty early in life, never expecting sympathy for his deformity. He grew up to be a man who never preached without practising. At…

The charities that don’t begin at home

I saw this self-styled charitable video on YouTube the other day. It showed the horrors of online chatting and the dangers to teenage kids. There’s a worried group of young men who are out on a mission to  teach the teenage kids a lesson so they wouldn’t EVER chat with a stranger or worse, think…