Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 21, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Happy Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Celebration We will drive to our daughter’s home in Philadelphia on Thursday morning for our Thanksgiving celebration with her family. She said all I need to do is bring the ham. I like that! I’ll also take Mama Stamberg’s … Continue reading

November 17, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Coup or No Coup, Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, Coup or Not? Does it Matter? HAVE YOU been watching the news about Mugabe in Zimbabwe? Is it a coup? Early on Wednesday morning the military placed 93-year old President Mugabe under house arrest. The announcement of the arrest … Continue reading

November 13, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Book Title Needed Urgently

Frank Sesno on Asking Questions Well On Thursday evening last week I was at the Westport Library for “The Community Table: Frank Sesno and the Power of Questions.” The library’s listing of the event said, “Questions help us break down barriers, … Continue reading

November 9, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Small World Connections

Small World Connections I love “small world” connections. Don’t you? This week has been rich with small world connections for me and my family. Our daughter Beth was here on the weekend. She features in two of the small world … Continue reading

November 5, 2017
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African History Revisited

African History Revisited in Paris Exhibit Africa in Words, a blog I follow, had a story about an exhibit in France that shows the depth of African history. It’s called “African Roads,” or “L’Afrique des routes.” The African history exhibit, … Continue reading

November 1, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Playing the Igbo Flute

Things Come Together  The blog Brittle Paper had a fascinating article describing an ad for Wikipedia. The ad opens with Igbo flute music. I didn’t know Wikipedia did visual ads like this. The scene is an outdoor classroom, with the British-dressed … Continue reading

October 28, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Boko Haram Turns Girls Into Bombers

Boko Haram Still Active I keep hoping that the bits of positive information from the Nigerian government about defeating Boko Haram are true. Though there have been some successes, there are still so many more challenges. “So far this year, … Continue reading

October 24, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Alumnae Seminar – Thirty-Eight Years Strong

Thirty-Eight Years of Alumnae Seminars Several times over the last twenty-four years, since living in Westport, I’ve attended the annual Alumnae Seminar put on by the Seven Sisters Alumnae in Fairfield County. It is always from 9:30 to 12:30, includes … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Holidays in Nigeria

Plentiful Fuel for the Holidays in Nigeria I look forward to the holidays in Nigeria this year. We’ve booked our tickets, told our children, and arranged the security people to accompany us in the village. Yes, for the past few … Continue reading

October 16, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations – a Final Report Several months ago I mentioned a program in which I participated at The Unitarian Church in Westport called “Beloved Conversations.” Beloved Conversations is a program created at Meadville Lombard, the Unitarian Seminary in Chicago. The … Continue reading