The “I don’t care” problem

Caring hurts. Things are more often than not, going to go sideways for us. Dulling out the feeling of concern and interest tends to provide a certain insulation to being hurt but we are not vampires in the sense that Damon and Stephen Salvatore are. We can’t just turn it off. I might have mentioned…

About Journaling

I was sitting at a café balcony doodling in a notebook the other day. This kid I know passing by sees me and comes over to say hello. He glimpses my notebook and says, “What are you doing out here? Writing in your diary?” Then he doubles over laughing like he’d said the most hilarious…

Twitter Vs Newspaper

I have many nostalgic memories with newspapers. When I was small, my mom would bring some home so I could read the children’s column. I still buy newspapers when I’m in Addis in the summer because there’s just something about them. They smell good too. I’d steal a glass of wine and go to town…

I Can’t Bring Myself to Title This

Chauvinism is exaggerated nationalism. Every time a new Teddy Afro album drops, this feeling seems to fall like thick mist all over Addis Ababa. I first heard the new Teddy Afro album in Mekelle and it didn’t do anything for me. I think I even got a little angry at him because I felt let…