Words are Gifts


  • Pineapples

    Even though some fruits like pineapples and bananas are ever present, other fruits are seasonal. People claim the spiky skin of the pineapple is medicinal. You can imagine the various concoctions that appeared during the pandemic. Pineapples are the perfect fruit for many reasons. They are sweet and have roughage so are champions when it… Continue reading

  • Beep,Beep

    A low, “beep, beep”, goes my alarm at the end of each lesson and break. When my writers are all in the swing of writing , the faint beep is totally ignored until the nearest student quickly taps it to stay quiet. This is how I know it is time for our ‘share time’. It… Continue reading

  • Friendship

    We unite again Forty years of true friendship Cemented by trust This represents a long lasting friendship that took us through five years of boarding life and many years of a long distance relationship. We studied in different countries, got married and had our families. Meeting again, we switch back to our lives as teenagers,… Continue reading

  • She Made It

    She arrived yesterday. This time we drove to her own apartment. A few years ago she came home and decided this is where she’d retire. We all convinced her it would be a great idea to have her own space, so she can travel home as often as her work permits. As proud as a… Continue reading

  • Nuggets From my Bookclub

    I like the fact that book clubs can be constructed differently. I am amassing so many nuggets from my bookclub that I have made it an integral part of my life. This evening, as our book (We should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) , has a few pages and an intense topic, we… Continue reading

  • Our One in a Million Collection (Part 1)

    My friend L and I have had this shared collection for about five years. We have over two hundred photographs of the cars with random words of phrases. Some in English others in local languages. Today I’m sharing three of the texts written in Twi, which is one of the fifty languages in Ghana. There’s… Continue reading

  • Mining for More

    What would you like to know about your teacher? Where do you live? How long have you been teaching here? What is your hobby? Where is your favorite holiday destination? How old are you Ms. Juliette? S pulled a question out of the cup, for our fifteen minute closing circle. With the talking stick in… Continue reading

  • The Arrival

    The rains came deep in the night flexing it’s muscles with sight and sound the force which announced its presence, sent sways of resilience demanding everyone to wake. and peek when it bellowed with fondness spiralling, sweeping nature out of its place that fortitude, the energy, shedding leaves, unleashing a torrent some may welcome others… Continue reading

  • Reunion

    Unplanned, we called each other and decided to go for lunch. Initiated by offering to order and deliver a meal for each of the ladies. They suggested we meet for a holiday lunch. This was exciting as we had not met this year, 2023. We’ve been enjoying our daily messages by phone but had not… Continue reading

  • Today’s Celebration

    Today, the social media platforms I’m on are packed with photos, videos and a testament of Ghana’s existence since independence. Google is celebrating Ghana’s sixty-six years of independence, with images like this . Today, I will share a a short story (fiction). Its themes may connect with the story of Ghana’s independence. Ama lived in… Continue reading

About Me

I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.