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#endsars – We just want to live our lives

curiousfindingsOctober 12, 2020
SARS stands for the Special Anti Robbery Squad. The problem is that it has turned to is a unit that terrorizes people for standing out and looking just a little bit different. As I read this, there are tears in my eyes as not many things move me to tears. On Saturday I stood with […]

Happy World Jollof Rice Day 2020

curiousfindingsAugust 22, 2020
Happy world jollof rice day! I have a love hate relationship because it took me about 11 years to make my jollof rice come out properly. Check out the audio version if you do not want to read the story.

Burnt Tomatoes for Desayuno

curiousfindingsAugust 20, 2020
This is a story about a man called J that taught me how to make a particular kind of salsa.

What can I find on this site?

The Curious Findings is a culmination of many years of writing that have now found a home. I have always been a curious person and as such I am constantly finding ways to keep myself occupied. It took me a while to pull this together because my interests are always wandering and I was never able to settle on a title or subject matter for a blog.

Each of the following blocks show focus areas of the site. If you find the text or images interesting, be sure to check out the link at the end to read more.


Food and Cooking

Food has been a central part to my life experience. I had a round about way into the kitchen but in many ways I am the person I am now because of how food has shaped me.

Cooking as a professional gave me a way of seeing food that highlights the artistry behind the flavor. love watching how others cook to learn more about my own techniques and find what they consider normal.

My tastes are varied and food has taken me to different countries in search of what other cultures consider good food.

There are some techniques, explorations, reflections and observations from travel.

Read more on Food and Cooking


Podcast

I started podcasting as a way to explore conversation and reading out loud. I have slowly found that I have a soothing voice and connecting comes naturally to me. There are 2 seasons. The first is more general with the second season is focused on chronic health conditions.

EP 7 – Sexual Education

BycuriousfindingsSeptember 28, 2018

Quick warning! This post contains stories that have elements of sexual abuse, sexual assault and…

EP 5 – Forgiveness

BycuriousfindingsSeptember 25, 2018

https://youtu.be/hnxa5IoUt1Q In this week’s episode I explore forgiveness. Initially my idea was to talk about…

EP 4 – Relapse

BycuriousfindingsSeptember 25, 2018

  https://youtu.be/4qlaR0Go4IA This week I talk about relapse as it relates to old habits and…

For the podcast episodes:
Season 1 – Explorations
Season 2 – Chronically Ill Friends


Art

Since I was young, I have always created art in one form or another. In recent times I have been exploring many forms of making to find what I enjoy.

The creative process has been a refuge for me in times of pain. No matter what I am going through I know for certain that if I am able to create anything no matter how small I will not only feel better but have courage to take on the world.

Here are a few of those things that have kept me here on the hard days.

To view each body of work I have made click here

Business Operations

I grew up in and around retail businesses and I have always been fascinated with how business ecosystems works. Over the years, I have been actively and passively involved in running a 7 figure business and it has taught me a lot. Here are some things I have realized.

5 reasons your business is failing

5 reasons your business is failing

Is my business failing? This is the question we are going to try and answer…

Do you have self awareness?

Do you have self awareness?

A lot of times the question “Who are you?” is followed up by a middle…

5 things I wish I knew about hiring last year

5 things I wish I knew about hiring last year

Hiring is difficult and to be completely honest, I am still really bad at it.…

My employees have failed! Now what?

My employees have failed! Now what?

Recently at work, the management team has been experimenting with a new leadership style. It…


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