In my quest to write a new metaphysic (a total philosophy), I sensed weakness in my ability with linguistics. Or put it this way, I was unable to assess my strength. Therefore I asked Cape Town University whether they had a student who could help me. One of the persons they recommended was a slip of an African woman doing postgraduate studies -- who duly coached me. Accidentally, this week, I made contact with the author of the new Oxford English-Chichewa Dictionary. I know who that is, he said. It's the daughter of the celebrated linguist Alfred Mtenje. And I never knew it. I am still in touch with her today.