Personal blog by Doyin Owoniyi.
Sun, Aug 2, 2020
I promised at the end of the last article to tell you about Milgram & O.J. I am so excited you decided to come back. It takes privilege and power to effect the change we want to see in the world, so those of us with the privilege must never be ashamed of that privilege neither must we misuse it. Not everyone has the privilege and access because of the social environment they exist, so when you do, make sure to use that power the right way. Do not just have disdain towards being oppressed, but towards oppression in everyday life. Let's get to today's cookie before the dodo burns.
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
What a year 2020 has been already for many of us, whatever opinions you have, one is that it has definitely been overwhelming. This is a big reason why I've stayed away this long; not because I wanted to, but instead because I needed to isolate and collect my thoughts and process grief after grief and reconcile shadows from my past and present life. I owe you all my sincere apologies and I would definitely keep sharing my thoughts on matters that touch on the fabric of society. I cannot promise that it wouldn't happen again, but I sure hope it doesn't. Without wasting much of these COVID-times, let's get into today's tea...
Tue, Apr 14, 2020
Welcome to the story of salvation, not an allusion, but an explicit attempt at connecting dots... I am no theology expert so pardon some pitfalls. This is a work of art for lovers of Art, Jesus and Money Heist. If you do not like any of the above, you could still read, since we all do not have so much to keep us busy. This work was inspired by Kurt Bruner & Jim Ware's "Finding God in the Land of Narnia". You could call it "Finding Salvation in Money Heist", but I personally wouldn't call it that. Let's get stealing...
Sun, Mar 1, 2020
...Take me back to the 6th of January... if you are reading this you already know about my safe spot with Asians from part 1, if not please go read it. Now, fast forward to the afternoon of the 7th, landed safely in Philadelphia's beautiful airport. I had to pick my luggage from the carousel for my next connecting local flight. As I was waiting by, ten seconds in I was approached by this 6 ft 8 inches airport security personnel and he had his own questions for me...
Thu, Jan 9, 2020
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, There's an 8 yr old Asian, smarter than You... or isn't that how the poem goes? Wallflower Journal welcomes you to 2020, a new decade representing new possibilities, a decade I would be a dad, I am still processing how that would work. I think it is no longer news that people relate with others based on the locus of difference. By this I mean people treat you based on how different you are from themselves. The level of respect, fear, love you receive depends on how they perceive you. You could be a Norse royalty and travel to Ghana, and no one would cater to your needs, not because you stopped being royalty, but because you are not perceived as one.
Fri, Oct 4, 2019
To be honest, I feel like a prodigal at the moment I sit at my desk to craft this piece, listening to my favorite Owl City. It's been longer than I hoped, but I guess that comes with moving to an entirely new country with a different culture, no friends and no family in sight. "Overwhelming" would not quite explain the feelings of the past two months. Giving up the "present" with my amazing colleagues in Ecobank, Nigeria to secure the "future" in the country of dreams & aspirations, America. I do apologize to everyone of you reading this at this time, and I want to make a solemn promise I would do everything to keep, "I would not stop pouring out my heart, because it's my heart that makes my work different." May we never lose our wonder !!
Sat, Aug 3, 2019
It would be so improper to jump into this mushy piece without giving Ceasar his due. I apologize for ghosting on you, It was not intentional. I mean, how could it be? The most beautiful thing about me is my mind, and the only way you get to know what's going on there is when I craft articles. So, I sincerely beg your pardon. I wasn't just away for hot-boy summer, I started a very time-demanding job and also quit (For a great reason, which you would all know soon enough), I had the annoying mood swings also, so I had to crawl my way back to my happy place which is in your arms :)
Mon, May 27, 2019
What in the world is more powerful than a story? A well told story, an acute string of cause and effects. Inflection points are after all only seen when looking in retrospect. We all had to wait till the season finale of the Game of Thrones to appreciate all of the occurrences in the life of Bran the Broken. If he never climbed the tower, Jamie would never have pushed him. On the other hand, if Jamie and Cersei had a normal sibling relationship, there wouldn't have been any reason to push Bran. If Hodor didn't have his back, I doubt he would have made it back to Winterfell. Bran's survival necessitated the death of the night king, after all he gave Arya the valyrian steel dagger. When Tyrion asked him if he would wear the crown if chosen, he made the most remarkable statement ever "Why do you think I came all this way?"
Sat, May 11, 2019
It was the year 1686, Sir Isaac Newton had just presented his three laws of motion, these came 20 years after he developed his theories of gravitation. These three laws are stated as follows; (1) Every object in a state of uniform motion will remain in that state of motion unless an external force acts on it. (2) Force equals mass times acceleration. (3) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. These laws are so effective with objects and machinery but could meet a Waterloo with human emotions getting in their way. I would try to build this article around these laws.
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
It's been a while i published on here, I am so sorry, I had an exam to prepare for and trust your boy to do justice by God's grace. So quick question, first off, Do you believe there's a creator, like an overly intelligent being who created, sustains and supervises the activities in our world and the infinitely large multiverse ? Many scientists, just like Hugh Ross believe that there's no difference between pure science and the Faith. He believes that scientists are just discovering what God created and that's absolutely fine.
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
The 8th of March commemorates the International Women's Day [IWD] for our Beautiful, Intelligent and Strong women. The hashtag for this year's event was the buzzing #BalanceforBetter, which has so much significance with respect to the kind of realities we are being faced with.
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
Colors, beautiful as they may be are so intricately complex that there are over 10 million of them, your computer screen can produce about 16.8 million colors. The ratio of unknown colors to hair strands would probably result in a very large improper fraction.
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
There is an ancient African proverb which says, "If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm". How much water would this hold today? Remember the slavers ? They were our common enemy once upon a time, and the only reason they could buy our ancestors was because of the greed living within the rulers of that dispensation. Those who decided to sell our people like sheep.
Thu, Jan 3, 2019
A perspective is the most innocent right with which we have all been blessed. It is the cornerstone upon which our societal and moral laws have been carved. Our vista and choices are inextricably woven together being that, the choices we make in our everyday lives are as a result of how we see.