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My Wife is the Coolest

I just want to take time and this space out to bare it all out about my wife. Today makes it our 4th year of being married, 7th year of being in a relationship, 8th year of being best friends and 10th year of being friends. Yes! I’m counting!  First, to allay your skepticism and answer the question I know everyone is asking: YES! We have misunderstandings! Note that I

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We Caught A Thief!

My brother Gbade and I are the closest siblings ever. He is older than me with just 10months and when I was growing up, he told me that we were actually twins.  He had a number of theories for why we were not born on the same day though: I was a cry baby and I wanted to enjoy our mom’s womb longer than necessary, so I stayed. I pushed

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Sieve Mouths!

I am shocked by these kids in my secondary school and the words that trickle down their lips. It’s like their lips are sieves with no restraint and the words are liquid that just freely flush through the holes of their sievey mouths.  We have only spent 10 days in Jss1 and I know something about almost everyone’s family.  On the second day; orientation day, I met a small boy

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My Intervention

I was looking at my intervention and everything about it was hilarious. From the moment Linda, my younger sister, came into my room to call me, I knew something was up.  She stood by the door and said, ‘Lydia, mommy and daddy is calling you‘. I corrected her ‘Mommy and Daddy are calling you’ Then I frowned and looked at her, ‘Are they angry?’ She looked away briefly, looked back

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UnSeparating: Mom

“When the world is colder than cool; I’ll wrap you in my arms and bless you with the warmest embrace. When hell switches sides with the earth And the heat gets too unbearable for you, I’ll trade my warmth for icy heartlessness And take you in my arms until I am melted into perfect oblivion” I stuck my phone in front of my mom and showed her the picture I

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UnSeparating: Dad

I chose my dad first. Easily. He’s almost always full of rage but he’s largely reasonable. I went to his house. It was obvious that a woman lived there. Daniel and I know that he has a woman who comes over occasionally; he only just never lets us meet her or vice versa.  He told me to wait for him in his make-shift study. I smiled. Dad always referred us

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UnSeparating: The Resolve

I don’t know where all the energy came from today, but as I swept my room this evening I entered a strong resolution within myself.  You see, my parents are separated; have been for the past 2 years. When they first called my younger brother and I to their room on that warm Friday afternoon after they returned from work, we thought it was a joke. Daniel actually tried to

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The Will

My dad and I were never friends. I don’t know where it began, or how it did, but we just never clicked. When I was 10 years old, he broke his leg running round the house  to get me and whoop my ass. I don’t even remember what I did that made him mad because almost everything I did made him livid.  It wasn’t such a big deal to me

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Splitting Things

I have a splitting headache as painful as can be  From splitting logs and logs of wood and running from bees  But I’d rather endure this than join my sister; in a big clean room with ballerinas splitting their tighs.  And I like that my brother never considers that I am a girl, when he splits the house chores, I like to talk to him also because he does not

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Marriage: Traffic Rules

I love my mother-in-law.  I know that’s not something you hear so much of, in the black community but it’s the truth for me. I was scared at first too and perhaps I was too scared of her that the more important things eluded me as I got married. More important things like; acknowledging that my husband and I are not perfect human beings and marriage is not a perfect

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