Tiny Big World

Having met up for a “final” dinner before heading off to the UK last September, a friend of mine and I bumped into an acquaintance of his. He was quick to introduce me and rather eager to declare, “This my friend, ehn, Yinka, she is so smart. She’s off to Oxford tomorrow. Yinka, the professor!”…

A for Agency

Nothing I am about to share with you tonight is revolutionary. As a matter of fact, it is as basic as the instinct for survival is. Yes, I truly do believe it is as primal and fundamental as that. It is the A of it all. You see, over the past couple of months I…

Cleaning house..

Last year was an extremely thrilling one for me. While I did start 2017 with some excitement and the assurance that it would be a rewarding one, I really did not anticipate the many open doors and amazing contacts/relationships the year would expose me to. Although extremely humbled and grateful for the many blessings, 2017…

One last shot… and Oxford!

I do apologize for having been absent for almost an entire year but am grateful for all of you who still come here to read my posts, encourage yourself, enjoy a piece of me, and most especially: receive a word from God. So many amazing things have happened and I simply had to come back…

Conflicts Within..

I’m about to go get a few passport-sized photographs taken. I think it’s about the right time to renew my passport and national ID card. I thought of getting a professional picture taken for my new CV to – a requirement here, you see: letting hiring managers put a face to the name/application. I’m somewhat unsure…

100 Truths about Pinkus

 *** Disclaimer *** This has been in my DRAFTS for well over four years now. I just realized I never published it – perhaps because I didn’t consider it quite important or interesting. I have a few seconds on my hands now though. So, just for the fun of it, I am going through this…

Cheating Husbands: Mistresses and Secret Kids

Last night a friend contacted me with the shocking revelation of a “secret child”. Not hers, that is, but that of a close relative. A couple of years ago this revelation would have shocked me and caused my heart to beat just a little faster. Not last night, however. I sighed, reflected, and went about my…

When I Die..

The other day I overheard a conversation between  a Christian and a moralist – it was a conversation centered around what happened when (or after) we died. While both started off on pretty much the same foot – life as a continous development of self, the importance of living a moral life, and the consequences…

The Treasure Found..

It’s interesting to see just how distracted we all can be; how distracting life gets, really. Just yesterday, however, while enjoying a solitary walk again, basking in our last days of summer and taking in Vienna’s clean fresh air, I was once again reminded of both the sanctity and the brevity of life. I reminisced …

Not Even Doormats are Dormant

A couple of weeks ago I really needed help. And while it was hardly a “do or die” affair, my need did create an unhealthy and uncomfortable number of sleepless nights and restless days. From waking up mid-night, to an increased heart-rate and shortness of breath, I simply knew it was time to take action: to…

Just (Keep) Do(ing) It!

A couple of days ago I decided to take a walk round the beautiful city of Vienna, enjoying some fresh air and beautiful final sights before heading back North to Sweden. As I walked about, I was careful to look around and lock eyes: if there was someone in need and I could help, I would. Eventually I did…

Excuse Me, Lock Eyes!

The day I realized I lacked no material things, was the very same sub-zero-degrees day I nearly locked eyes with this middle-aged Austrian man on the train with no shoes. His barefooted state was not a choice, I knew. Feeling compassionate, I closed my eyes, walked up to him, asked him if I could buy…