Before the end of civilization as we know it…

Saturday 6th of August 2016 01:49:17 AM  |  Abesheet

I thought I might take a cue from my various Facebook followers [who made me hate the idea of Facebook and following; did I already say “Abeshan add madreg dinQurinan massfafat newu”?!] and share with you – my [hopefully] more sensible readers – stuff I have been reading, watching and listening to. [And no, Layla, […]…


The problem with Kenenisa

Monday 13th of June 2016 05:56:08 AM  |  Abesheet

May have begun back in 2005, when a promising young athlete who was “expected to be the next great distance talent off the Ethiopian production line” [according to The Scotsman] died. The 18-year-old, Alem Techale, who, two years previously, has won the world youth title at 1500m was engaged to Qenenisa/Kenenisa Bekele and due to […]…


Of Cars and Crows

Thursday 9th of June 2016 09:12:05 PM  |  Abesheet

You don’t know what it means to be picked on until you have been picked-on by a crow three times in a row. It is very hard not to take it personally; it’s cawing bloody murder every time you appeared [as if you were sent from the inner depth of hell]  jumping from tree to […]…


“8 die in Texas bus crush”

Monday 16th of May 2016 07:53:10 PM  |  Abesheet

Will you Celebrate me If I were to die From a random bullet Or a car Whose owner was driving high [Or drunk, or looking at his phone]?! Will you say “She went to school She worked two jobs Paid her taxes – e.v.e.r.y last dime” Or would you thank-God They caught the guy Before […]…



Sunday 14th of February 2016 11:47:17 PM  |  Abesheet

After coming across a photo of Snap Judgment’s Glynn Washington and his family, I was inspired to come up with the above mentioned hash-tag. I don’t know how to make it go viral but you can feel free to spread the word, if you want. Happy Lover’s Day.


Here and Heaven

Tuesday 20th of October 2015 06:22:58 AM  |  Abesheet


Adam Retta – a Comedian or just a really awful writer?

Sunday 29th of March 2015 08:42:57 PM  |  Abesheet

You be the judge. The following “improvement” upon, “retelling” of or “adjusgment” to the ending of “FiQir Eske MeQabir” [“baleGe yilugntan ayawQim” endil metsihaffu] is taken from his latest book “MereQ”, Page 29 -37. Sorry for the poor quality of the pages. I started “meGelBeting” it, using an old Geez Keyboard Amharic software that I […]…


I worry about you [Aka “An Ethiopian Holocaust” – 2]

Thursday 19th of March 2015 07:44:00 PM  |  Abesheet

Here is a story I heard from neighbours who came to visit my dad, after he got rear-ended by a car, fall from his bike and broke a bone in his head, when I was in Addis. This wasn’t the first time these neighbours were at my family’s home to visit a victim of a […]…


The Good, The Bad, And the Addis..

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 01:42:44 PM  |  Abesheet

It occurred to me, after 24 hrs of flight, a duty-free shopping rendezvous through Frankfurt airport; a lot of bad airlines food [that I had out of boredom], and plenty of getting up to let a seat-mate [a seat-mate whose capacity for sleep is astounding] make his way to the rest room; it occurred to […]…


Year V: Ere endettttt…?

Sunday 7th of December 2014 07:20:22 PM  |  Abesheet

January 1st at 02:45 hrs. That is when flight LH491 would depart Seattle, WA and head [with a 9 hour lay-over at Frankfurt] to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia carrying yours truly and a couple of other passengers who hope to make it to their destination in one piece and paid good money for it. Yes, 5 […]…