Huraaay, I've Lost Weight! - Reflections of a Young Man™

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Huraaay, I've Lost Weight!

This is me as I was yesterday afternoon. Man, don't I look handsome and youthful?

Finally, I have gotten rid of the flabby faddy-daddy image I have been complaining about and regained my youthful swagger. As you can see in the photo above of me yesterday, I no longer have a one-pack: a pot-belly, that is. Alleluia!

To tell you the truth, I have been bothered by the weight I had gained and sustained in the past six years. Like whenever I went to a photo studio to have the latest pictures of me, I would come out feeling dissatisfied with what the cameras had captured. I was just way too big to be called a young man!

And a primary school classmate of mine named Macharia confirmed my fears that I had indeed gained weight after we met in my home-town of Kiserian some time back and brusquely commanded me, "Thuita, you are too heavy. Do some exercises man!"

I had also worried of what would become of me if I got featured in the media in that kind of heavy weight for something good I had done as it has always been my dream. Trust me, I wouldn't have enjoyed seeing myself in the newspapers in that elephantine shape.

So I am delighted and very delighted indeed to lose weight. And having known how demoralizing it is to be plump, I will strive to stay in shape for the rest of my life, God-willing. Hopefully, those who will observe my corpse before I am laid to rest in my grave will utter words reminiscent of those uttered by Johann Peter Eckermann who described the body of Wolfgang von Goethe this way:
The morning after Goethe's death, a deep desire seized me to look once again upon his earthly garment. His faithful servant, Frederick, opened for me the chamber in which he was laid out. Stretched upon his back, he reposed as if asleep; profound peace and security reigned in the features of his sublimely noble countenance. The mighty brow seemed yet to harbour thoughts. I wished for a lock of his hair; but reverence prevented me from cutting it off. The body lay naked, only wrapped in a white sheet; large pieces of ice had been placed near it, to keep it fresh as long as possible. Frederick drew aside the sheet, and I was astonished at the divine magnificence of the limbs. The breast was powerful, broad, and arched; the arms and thighs were elegant, and of the most perfect shape; nowhere, on the whole body, was there a trace of either fat or of leanness and decay. A perfect man lay in great beauty before me; and the rapture the sight caused me made me forget for a moment that the immortal spirit had left such an abode. I laid my hand on his heart - there was a deep silence - and I turned away to give free vent to my suppressed tears.[1]
Would you, by any chance, be interested in knowing the tactics I have used to cut my weight? Then stay tuned to this lovely website of mine for tips on how to lose weight safely, quickly and naturally.

[1] I have extracted this passage from a biography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Wikipedia.


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My Prayer For 2018

As the year 2001 began exactly seventeen years ago, I went to church to pray for success in my KCPE exams that I was to sit for later that year in November. God answered my prayers because I scored an impressive 421 marks (out of 500) in the exams which led to my admission at Starehe Boys' Centre, Kenya's best high school back then.

And then when the year 2005 began exactly thirteen years ago, I again went to church to pray not only for success in my KCSE exams but also for good health. Again, God answered my prayers because I had vibrant health throughout that year. And I passed the mighty KCSE exams with flying colours. I scored A's in all eight subjects. Or to be more precise, I got six A's and two A-'s.

Yesterday as I prepared to usher 2018, I decided to pray for all that I desire just like I did in 2001 and 2005. Here's how I prayed:
Lord, my dear God - Creator of the Universe and the joy of my heart - I thank You for letting me see yet another year (2018) as a sprightly healthy young man. Thank You so much.

Lord, forgive me for all the sins I have committed in the past, especially against my parents. Let me begin the New Year as a guiltless, free young man.

Lord, help me to forgive those who have sinned against me in the past. Let me begin the New Year without any traces of hatred and ill-will toward anybody. Or as Abraham Lincoln would put it, let me begin the year "with malice toward none and charity for all".

Lord, I will strive to delight in You each day of this year. Reward my efforts by fulfilling all the desires of my heart. By the way, do You remember the desires that I have repeatedly made known to You in my prayers? Of course I know You do because You are all-knowing.

Lord apart from fulfilling those desires, fill my soul with never-fading joy, love, hope, faith, peace, courage and gratitude; my mind with wisdom, insight, knowledge and good judgement; and my body with vibrant health and youthful swagger.

Lord, throughout 2018, be my strength in my moments of weakness. And in my wanderings, be my guide. May I have good luck in all my endeavours.

Lord, I also place my wonderful parents into your able hands. They worked hard to give us a solid foundation of knowledge and discipline. Reward them for their efforts with good health and long life. May they live to see me sit among the mighty.

That's all I am praying for, Lord. And do all that and much more to my siblings (Joe, Bob, Paddy & Symo) as well as to my relatives and true friends. Amen.
There you have it: my prayer for 2018, that is. I believe God will answer all that I have mentioned in the prayer like He did for me in 2001 and 2005. But I humbly add, let His will be done.


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Thuita's Doctrine®

This is the Enola Gay plane dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. Thuita's Doctrine® is about a possible virtuous use of the atom bomb to save the human civilization from extinction. I have extracted the photo above with permission from Copyright © all rights reserved worldwide.

Yahoo, it's Christmas Day! For me, I have always loved this day since I was a young boy because I get to feast on sumptuous dishes and drink lots of juice. But as I get older and wiser, I am also celebrating this day because it commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, my best friend in whom are hidden all knowledge and wisdom.

As I prepared to usher this special day yesterday, I thought about the atom bomb and its possible potential to save the human civilization from extinction. Are you ready to hear my idea? Okay... On your mark... Get set... Read!

The creation of the atom bomb was first thought possible by a team of scientists that included the great particle physicist Albert Einstein. In a letter written in 1939, Einstein advised Franklin Roosevelt, the then President of the United States, that the American government set aside funds to construct the bomb. Mark you, 1939 was one of those years preceding World War 2 during which enemy nations were rising against the United States, like Japan which in 1941 bombed the Pearl Harbour in the US State of Hawaii.

Roosevelt acceded to Einstein's request and in a short time, funds were set aside for the construction of the potentially lethal bomb. And in a few years, the created atom bombs were secretly tested which proved to be as lethal as Einstein had predicted.

And you know what? In 1945 when Japan continued being a pain in the [insert body part here] to the United States during World War 2, Harry Truman, the then President of the United States who had succeeded Roosevelt, ordered two atom bombs to be dropped in Japan. The effect of the bombs were so devastating that Japan quickly surrendered. And that ended World War 2.

It's interesting to note that Albert Einstein, who masterminded the construction of the atom bomb, had fled Germany, another enemy nation of the United States during World War 2, in the 1930s to avoid the injustices that were meted out to the Jews by the barbaric Nazi regime headed by Adolf Hitler. The escape of Einstein from Germany turned out to be a big blessing in disguise because had he stayed in Germany, he would have assisted the barbaric Nazi regime in creating the first atom bomb which would have made the world take an unfair dangerous turning point. God be thanked that it is the just and fair American government, with its tenets of liberty and justice for all, that first created the atom bomb.

The United States was lucky to have been the only nation in 1945 with the intelligence and resources to create an atom bomb. So when it dropped the lethal bombs on Japan that year, no opposing nation could counter the aggression.

But today, things have changed because every major power has an arsenal of atom bombs. Like the Soviet Union constructed an even more lethal Hydrogen bomb a few years after the end of World War 2. So if Washington decides to drop an atom bomb in Moscow now, ten minutes later, Chicago and New York will be annihilated. It's now not an issue of dropping the atom on somebody; it's now an issue of dropping the atom bomb on everybody.

I think that's why in 1949, Albert Einstein quipped, "I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones." Of course Einstein's point, I think, was that World War 3 would involve the use of advanced atom bombs that would wipe out all civilized men on Earth, sparing only bushmen in remote areas who would use sticks and stones in World War 4.

With gratitude and profound respect, I salute all the world leaders since the end of World War 2 who laboured wisely and diligently to prevent the occurrence of another world war which would have led to a nuclear holocaust. Leaders like John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell and Mikhail Gorbachev.

The atom bomb is lethal for shizzle. That's why I have listed it as one of the scientific marvels on the side bar of this website. Once you are through with reading this story, I advise you to go through the side-bar of this lovely website of mine, which I modified two days ago, to see the full list of scientific marvels together with other amazing facts and words of wisdom.

Coming back to the issue of the atom bomb, I remembered yesterday reading in an old international news magazine (either Time or Newsweek), when I was in Fourth Form at Starehe Boys' Centre, of a massive celestial body that bombarded Jupiter circa 1994. Scientists estimate that the impact didn't affect Jupiter that much because the planet is gigantic but if the same celestial body had bombarded the Earth, which is far too smaller than Jupiter, it's effect on our grand and beautiful planet would have been so catastrophic that it would probably have led to the extinction of some living species on Earth.

I therefore thought to myself, "How about using the atom bomb to prevent such a catastrophe?" And from that question, I came up with what I call the Thuita's Doctrine® which states as follows:
The international community should team up to create seven extremely lethal atom bombs that should be rocketed to the international space station in readiness to dismantle into dust any massive celestial body that might be detected to be on its way to bombard the Earth.[1]
That Thuita's Doctrine® could save the human civilization from the extinction that befell on dinosaurs which some scientists propound was caused by a huge meteorite that struck the Earth during the Mesozoic Era. So the atom bombs, which after World War 2 worried some world leaders that they could end the human civilization, could actually save it from extinction. See?

I have shared this Thuita's Doctrine® with professors at MIT, Yale and Harvard as well as with the White House, the United Nations and the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA). If my doctrine succeeds in stimulating a lively discussion on that possible virtuous use of the atom bomb, I shall be satisfied. If it leads, however, to the salvation of human civilization from extinction even 1000 years from now, I shall be greatly rewarded. Merry Christmas!

[1] I have registered this Thuita's Doctrine® as a copyrighted intellectual property with the Kenya Copyright Board. All rights reserved worldwide. Warning: Do NOT quote this Thuita's Doctrine® anywhere without permission from its author. You have been warned.


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