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Hello!

It has been quite awhile since I actually took the time to sit down and write. I forgot how much I missed it!

Anyway, I wanted to thank you for reading my ramblings, and for continuing to follow Conquering Kingdoms. 339 more words

My Journey:

Thomas B. Edsall: Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?

New York Times — Why are today’s working poor so quiescent? I’m not the only one posing this question.

“Why aren’t the poor storming the barricades?” asks The Economist. 58 more words

Culture

Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Domestic Animal Kingdom: Establishing Boundaries

“Don’t start anything you don’t want to have to continue. Once it’s allowed, they’ll come to expect it.”—my aunt, about her dogs.

My aunt swears she borrowed that maxim from her friend, and the lady was talking about marriage and her husband’s expectations. 559 more words

Mr Buhari, tear down these barricades

Image credit: sunnewsonline.com

If President Muhammadu Buhari is serious about defeating Boko Haram; if he really means to protect the lives and property of people all over this country; if he is not joking when he speaks about erecting and maintaining “an efficient, disciplined people–friendly and well–compensated security force within an overall security architecture”, then there is one move he can make that would be unmistakable. 1,801 more words

Nigeria

Barricades removed from Sunday and holiday bicycle routes in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – Drivers won’t be seeing barricades on Sundays and holidays any more along bicycle route streets.

A new by-law amendment states motor vehicle travel is limited to no more than one block. 305 more words

News

Board games are underrated

The title of this post is from the song Simplify by Marina and the Diamonds and I have to say that I agree. Playing a game with people, whether they are your friends or you hardly know them, is a good way to loosen the atmosphere and get to know everyone better. 525 more words

Lifestyle

BREAKING NEWS: Mozambique Lebombo Border Post closed - Barricades And Stoned Cars

(2015-04-17) The border post between South Africa and Mozambique has been closed until further notice Friday after an unruly mob barricaded the N4 near Ressano Garcia, targeting trucks with South African registration numbers. 224 more words

Africa