The Paternal Gap

Fathers are wonderful people: caring, providing, and responsible. We need more of them in governance. Yet we need more than them. As good as fathers are, responsible and all, they rarely make good political officers. Fathers, by their nature, are good providers, and rulers, but are rarely good leaders as they are seldom good talkers: Fathers direct and guide, but do not see reason to… Read more

Lessons from Ife

Elsewhere, “the price of freedom is watchfulness”; back home, the price we pay to still be on this side of the here-and-now is fear. Legendarily, it is the fear of the future, the fear of the unknown; but in more recent times, there is likewise the fear of the law… For we are aware of the laws protecting us, our being, our freedoms, our respectedness;… Read more