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The River Between

The River Between

James Ngugi, who later identified himself as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, was born in 1938. A prolific Kenyan writer and academic who wrote in his native Gikuyu language as his preferred medium of expression. He was a liminal thinker. Mr. Ngugi wrote a moving novel in 1965 entitled: “The River Between.” In the book he tells the story of the separation…

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Getting Back

Getting Back

When we face an existential threat it is not time for petty fights, settling domestic scores, or apportioning blame. It is said that when the mighty Titanic sank, the band was playing, the passengers were mindless in celebratory dance and some of crew members were busy rearranging chairs on its deck. It does not look like normal behavior but it…

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Facing Turbulence

Facing Turbulence

Darrell Rigby opens his book, “Winning in Turbulence” with these moving words: “Turbulence – a sudden change in wind speed or direction – has killed and injured more travelers that most other aviation hazards. It tests the judgement and reflexes of even the most experienced pilots. Flight crews that survive episodes of heavy turbulence talk about their disorientation and fear…

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