Hungary Tales

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Do you know where Szeged is? 

Anybody? 

Guys at the very back? Szeged?

Hmm. 

I didn’t know where that was either, until a Kenyan wrote me an email during Covid and said, “what’s keeping me sane here in Hungary

An African Road

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Their first major row was about the wedding. He wanted a massive affair with 500 people because he’s a popular fellow who knows everyone, but even more critically, who is known by everyone. They couldn’t enter a restaurant, a

Air Force One

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Biko has an eye problem. Blurry vision. He has to squint a lot to see anything and when he does, he sees double. He can’t watch movies with subtitles, can’t tell his spices apart. 

Basically, he’s going blind.  

The

New Dawn

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The fight was imminent. It was like a boiling storm on the horizon. The signs had been there for months; the snide remarks, the eye-rolls, the passive aggression, small stand-offs here and there dispelled before it got wild. Yesterday

Eternal Choices

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Early this year I interviewed the Provost of All Saints Cathedral. Everybody called him the Provost. The Provost’s office? Go up those staircases, it’s the last office along that floor. I bounded up the staircases merrily, almost whistling