Petals In A Lawyer Diary: The Rounded Pride

You are fuming over something. You see an argument coming. Wendell Berry is indeed right, “Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.” The day turned berrier and nobody lost their rounded pride. ...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Once Upon A Time

In the fairy-tale forest of Altenberg lived a handsome prince. One hot summer day, a beautiful African princess wandered through the forest, chasing butterflies that landed on wild daisies. Now and then she would stop to play on the edge of beautifully running stream. Curiosity...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: The Tanzanian Christmas Tree

Every time I recall the Christmas holiday season back home in Tanzania, the image of tropical flame trees come vividly alive. We had one in front our house, a landmark that never failed anyone on giving directions to Mama Gonsalves' house. December is the month...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Adam & Eve

It was an extra warm July. The first berries of summer season were ripening. It was delightful to anticipate the picking and relishing; or harvesting for beautiful arrangements. However, some berries were meant to be admired from afar. She: Look at those berries. They are beautiful. Him:...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Almighty Lavender

Lavender, or better the almighty lavender as I have come to name this flowering plant has many uses including essential oils, medical and culinary. Lavender oil alone has over 20 ways of usage. I am also fond of this plant, perhaps due to another reason....

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: A Frolic Fling

One blue-skied day, spring stood to winter and reclaimed the snowballs. Mesmerised I stood there, wishing for a frolic fling with the weather. His gentle voice brought me back to him. “Do you know the name of those?” “No, I don’t. They remind me of Schneebälle.” “Well,...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: How To Make An Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is part of Catholic tradition. You will see it as a ready-made ensemble or in the form of do-it-yourself (DIY) accessories in shops from around mid-November. The wreath is made with sprigs of evergreens and four candles. The four candles symbolises the...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Summer Wild

I have never seen such lovely a weed as that made of daisies. Playfulness was a distant thought until I saw a field of daisies. My heart didn’t remember how to be a child until I picked daisies. Beauty was a dwindling feeling until a daisy decorated my...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Tickled Earth

Guess what? It’s not only in autumn season that the Earth laughs. Throughout spring, summer, autumn and winter, the soggy ground is all smiles. If you care to look, the Earth giggles by sprouting wild, strange, colourful and non-colorful mushrooms. Have you spotted or collected...

A Poem: A Flower In The Sky

Some people are good at starting over. Others are terrible at starting over. And there are those who will simply not start over. This poem is for all of us: the good, the terrible and the won’t. A FLOWER IN THE SKY You have always been unclipped...

At This Point We Are All Wrong

I am not an expert on politics, neither do I intend to be. I avoid discussing it. My acquaintance with it is through the media. I no longer watch the TV news. Most news is sad. It makes me teary and helpless. Every fighting side has...

New Book Release: Mists of Sense Require Fierce Poesy

As much as one would love to keep a record of smooth sailings in life, fortunately the road is full of twists and turns. Whether it is personal or global humanitarian crises, you will have a share of yours to weep for. Those trying moments...

Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing: Colleagues or Foes?

Authors in Africa (AiA) created a forum on a very important subject that all authors are a part of – PUBLISHING. I was asked to participate in the discussion as it is a crucial issue, especially in Africa. But does traditional publishing still have a special...