Jua kali – “the hot sun”, referring to the typical outdoor situation of many entrepreneurs in East Africa. An expression used to describe any event or happening in which things are less than ideal.

This site is nothing more than a collection of things I love – pictures, music, poetry – as a sort of hobby as I learn to cope with my recent move from my home in Uganda to my birthplace of the USA, where jua kali things rarely occur.

I know, I’m not a brilliant writer, poet, photographer, or artist. At best, my work can be described as amateur. This is just a hobby, so that hopefully I can improve my work through practice as I learn to exist in this cold, dark place in New York.

God is carrying me wholly.


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  1. hey, thanks for following my site! You may think your poetry and photography is amateur but let me assure you that their combined effect is stunning!

    Keep using your gift as a blessing to your readers!

  2. what a wonderful header photograph, i couldn’t stop looking at it. if i can ask, where is that taken? on this cold and rainy day here in Chicago, that’s where i’d rather be! πŸ™‚

    just wanted to visit a bit and thank you for the follow, as a novice poet myself the encouragement is greatly appreciated. i’m an ex New Yorker, i left in ’89 after 30+ years because it just didn’t feel safe anymore. maybe we can trade stories?

    thanks again and keep the::::light::::

    • That photo was taken looking over Lake Victoria, on an early morning last year – one of my last vacations at home. a beautiful memory.

      Thank you as well for the follow! I am sure Chicago is as cold as western New York; spring is taking it’s time getting here.

      Blessings on your writing πŸ™‚

      • sorry for the late reply and yes, our spring? is more patient than i am.

        thank you so much for your kind words. i do most of my reading on the weekends, so expect a visit. πŸ™‚

  3. Your blog is wonderful…I love your words…your insights…your expression…your sensitivity to all that you have experienced! Beautiful! I lived in Kenya for about 2 1/2 years between 1975-1977. I enjoy reading your African dreams and encounters. Lovely! I found it a more difficult transition returning to the USA than leaving…can relate to your “cold, dark place in New York” feeling. Best to you! and May WARMTH find you!

    • Thank you so much. your words are more encouraging than you know (: the third world of Eastern Africa is a blessed and beautiful place. I love it so much.
      Hope you are having a wonderful summer.

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