Barely a day into his election as Pope, and already saying Pope Francis is as easy as if I have been saying it for years. As a Catholic I am thrilled we have a new pope, but my enjoyment of the momentous decision is infringed upon by all these ‘theories’ that just have to be put out there.
The Oxford Dictionary informally defines a maniac as someone who is an obsessive enthusiast, a definition I am in complete agreement with, when we are talking about cellphones. If I were dramatic – and I am not – I would declare that we live in the age of maniacs!
I’ll be the first to admit that I cannot go a day without my phone, I would be lost, and that is the honest to God truth. But I also know that I can go for hours without fiddling with it, my issue is about knowing it is there! Read the rest of this entry »
There are some really random facts that when you learn, you take a moment just to let it sink in. Nicolaus Copernicus, is one of those unknown – albeit important – facts to me. Until today I didn’t know who he was, but don’t let the guys at Big Bang know – airhead is not a title I like.
Born in 1543, today would be his 540th birthday and it is being marked since he was the Renaissance mathematician and astrologer that formulated the comprehensive heliocentric model that placed the Sun rather than the earth at the centre of the Universe.
His theory was that the Earth rotates daily on its axis and revolves yearly around the sun, he also argued that the planets circled the sun.
He Challenged the long held view that the earth was stationery and at the centre of the universe with all the planets, the moon and the sun rotating around it.
Google today celebrated his birthday with a doodle, which is how I ended up reading all about it.
Now you too know!
Today I was walking the streets with the goofiest of smiles because for the first time in my life I was a little embarrassed … okay a lot embarrassed by having the cross drawn across my forehead.
When the headline news reads, pope to resign at end of February, the automatic thing is to assume something is wrong.
And of course I assumed as much the moment I read that the Vatican had confirmed the Pope, Benedict the XVI is resigning at the End of February. Read the rest of this entry »
It reflects poorly on me, that until very recently I was completely unaware of the international day of zero tolerance to FGM/C. That day is today, the 6th of February and has been marked counting today, 10 years!
That I am unaware is really bad, not just because I am an African female, but because I am Ugandan. 26 of 43 countries in Africa practice Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and to date the practice continues in certain communities in Uganda and across the continent.
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You got to love facebook. It is the free one stop gossip centre but also an amazing source of news spiced with dozens of views.
Today I was reading one of my friend’s posts and she was talking about the government of Uganda wanting to table a bill, to be later turned into law, that women should be paid for the work they do at home. Of course under this would be the usual housework, cleaning, cooking, basically taking care of the home, and then the children, when they come along, she would be paid for looking after them. Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe it is that I have travelled and seen a bit of the world, and while that was happening I also came across different cultures, lifestyles and mindsets. For this reason I think I now have a newer understanding and appreciation of who I am and where I come from, and the country of my origin.
2012 is absolutely special for Uganda, for in 1962, we attained independence and for the first time, we raised a flag that even today remains a symbol of national pride, one that is cherished by one and all.
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