Year 2019 in focus


Dear friends,

In a few hours depending on where you are, by the time you read this, it will already be 2020 to some, there will be several hours to go.

So before we get going with this post, thank you all who read this blog and sometimes comment on my many ramblings. You have all in your own ways made this blog a great gateway from the pressures of life. I noticed that if the people in the US of A stopped reading this blog, it would be such a lonely site. The stats show that you outnumbered all the other readers from the rest of the world combined. There were readers from countries I can’t locate on a map. Hi five to that guy from Latvia and Malta.

One of the best books I have read this year have been by Okot P’Bitek. His criticism of Christianity is beautiful. I fell in love with him.

Then I read Odera Oruka and I loved his contribution to the problem of evil. His argument that in omnibenevolence, omnipotence and omniscience can be inferred seems to be quite novel. He responds to both Platinga and White(I think) and concludes that given the problem of evil, it is more likely that atheism is true and theism false.

I read waiting for Godot and a host of other interesting books.

For some reason that I am yet to discern, the post on sex seems to have attracted a lot of views. Maybe the universe is telling me to write more on sex, who knows๐Ÿ˜€.

Our economy has been on a nosedive. And the building industry suffers as a consequence which is not fun for those of us directly involved.

Now with my master’s degree complete, i will in the new year begin a PhD in urban studies. That means some 3 years of study๐Ÿ˜ญ. Hopefully I get a scholarship to cover for my studies.

I did not ride as much in 2019 and since I don’t exercise much I look like a small elephant. Or rather, I am a small elephant ๐Ÿ˜€.

Happy 2020 friends. You have all been great.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

48 thoughts on “Year 2019 in focus

  1. Good luck on your PhD, and I hope the economy there gets better soon. Small elephants are very cool, BTW! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Scottie says:

    Hello Mak. Yes best wishes to you this next year. Good luck on both your studies and in the rest of your life. Just for myself as someone from the US, I enjoy and learn from your posts, even if some of them are a bit above my level. I have learned a lot about your country from your posts and I am thankful for that. Hugs

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  3. maryplumbago says:

    Have a wonderful New Year and I know youโ€™ll come up with many more mind provoking posts, that we all love!

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  4. Mordanicus says:

    I would like to wish you all the luck on continuing your studies.

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  5. Happy New Years mak!

    Best of luck with the studies. Don’t stress too much about elephantness, it happens to the best of us.

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  6. 2020, sounds so futuristic. And here I was sure I was going to be the antichrist in 1999 when I was around 12.

    Thanks for a great blog, Mak!

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  7. jim- says:

    Happy new year buddy. The one thing about fattening up…now when you haul-ass youโ€™ll have to make two trips… All the best to you. Itโ€™s been a pleasure.

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  8. Happy New Year and good luck on you PhD.

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  9. jilldennison says:

    There was a post on sex??? Damn! I missed that one! Sigh … the story of my life.

    Congratulations on your Masters, and good luck on you Ph.D.! I am most of the way to a Ph.D. in International Relations, but I ran out of money and steam. You’ll do better, I’m sure!

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  10. john zande says:

    DOCTOR Noel… I like it!

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  11. Arkenaten says:

    Doctor Mak?
    As a soon-to-be-titled member of the community, and as you and I are familiar with what goes on in parts of Africa, I expect you’ll be receiving requests to provide some Ground Rhinoceros Horn?
    To which you will spend an inordinate amount of time informing such requestees that: ”I’m not that sort of Doctor, dammit!!”

    All the very best from your Southern Neighbour.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • makagutu says:

      I have seen titled members of my community being so particular in how they are introduced. You must introduce them as Dr. So and So or you will be reminded they didn’t spend all those years in school just to be called So and So.
      Thank you my friend and have a great year

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  12. basenjibrian says:

    Best wishes, Maka! I rode 7900 miles last year, and I am still TOO F%$#INJG PLUMP. I cannot even type the F word!

    Elephants unite!

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    • makagutu says:

      Man that is some clicks you did. I didn’t even make 1000km. How can you be plump with that amount of activity?
      This year i will try and ride 5000km.

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  13. renudepride says:

    LOL! Good job, buddy! Probably the popularity of your offerings on sex is due in a large part to the desire, fancy and fascination the subject has for the majority of humanity! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Naked hugs!

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  14. Ron says:

    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” ~Arthur Conan Doyle

    Happy New Year, Mak!

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