Tag Archives: NY Times

Last Sunday Reads of 2015

  1. A simple way to think of writing, in three parts.
  2. Now I am even more confused about Westgate,Nairobi (37 minute audio recording)
  3. Ten ways to help you improve your eating habits. Particularly #1 on doubbling up on veggies.
  4. A quick tuna chickpea salad.
  5. Light quick read on the history of Vlisco making fabrics for Africa (Won’t talk today about my feelings of appropriation where this is concerned)
  6. A longer history of Vlisco here
  7. So Rachel Dolezal does not get it at all! Still, six months later and with a baby on the way!!
  8. “‚Äčwhat’s the danger of not training the people who stay?” Another classic Seth Godin post.
  9. The NYT’s best pics for the year
  10. Pleased to hear there are measurable and positive benefits to the show 16 and Pregnant coz I really like the show!

Farewell October, see you next year!

Thanks so much for all the readers this month, keeping up with a daily barrage of articles, as I tried to do what’s become an annual Blogamonth in October.

Here are a few links I have read just today that stuck with me after.

PS: A lot of these are NY Times Articles and you may or may not have exceeded your monthly (free) limit.


25: Is marriage too old fashioned for us today?

This post has been lying in my to-do list for a long time and it revolves around two New York Times’ articles that I read a while back. This and this. They largely discuss marriage and how modern day marriages run or might run in order to avoid divorce.

Is it too ideal to expect two people to say “I DO” and mean it for life or would we rather have little cut off points where either party can decide to exit and move on to better or greater things. If yes, is that before the 7-year itch? Every decade or what’s a convenient time to call it quits. If we do accept this new suggestion, what has changed with this generation? We are commonly called the instant gratification generation, is that the problem here or are we the enlightened generation?

Would it help if our parents hooked us up and introduced us to potential spouses? I think, but partly, provided you had the ultimate say and if your parents truly had your best interests at heart and weren’t trying to pimp you out to the biggest buyer/seller. Would that help counter all the divorces and separations, possibly not?

God/ Having faith in God? I don’t know, you do hear the statistic that divorces in the Church are just as high as in the “World”.

I have no answers but will certainly listen.