Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

March 18, 2017
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Emily Dickinson and Hope

Honoring Emily Dickinson for Women’s History Month Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Mount Holyoke College, then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, is ten miles away in South Hadley. Emily attended Mount Holyoke for just one year. Then she … Continue reading

September 27, 2016
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Peace Corps Friends and Family

Peace Corps Friends and Family We had a wonderful few days in Washington DC with Peace Corps friends. I loved it all, but my favorite was the final event. The Walk for Peace started at George Washington University where the … Continue reading

September 11, 2016
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Build a Caring Community

Build a Caring Community At the Unitarian Church in Westport CT we held our annual Homecoming Service on Sunday morning. Our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Mary Collins, told a story about caring community. She enlisted Ellie and Bob to … Continue reading

August 18, 2016
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Call for Gender Equality By 2030

Gender Equality At 16, Kehkashan Basu is bold. She is a fearless proponent of gender equality, and the founder and president of a youth organisation called Green Hope in her native Dubai. At the recent panel discussion on “Investing in Young … Continue reading

August 10, 2016
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Journey May Be Pilgrimage or Flight

Author’s Pilgrimages Whenever I listen to Krista Tippett’s OnBeing, I’m glad that I did! This past Sunday was no different. I switched on the radio at a few minutes after 7 am and settled into the Jacuzzi. I was shocked … Continue reading

July 5, 2016
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Ramadan and Breaking Fast

Breaking Fast Breaking fast at the end of each Ramadan day is for many Muslims a wonderful ritual. Nigeria’s President Buhari is using the Iftar, or breaking fast, as a time to entertain. Pulse, a Ghanaian online news source, has a blogger … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Early Fireworks Celebration

Westport’s 4th of July Fireworks Westport and the surrounding towns agree every year about which nights to have their fireworks so they don’t interfere with each other. This year Westport’s fireworks were on June 30! Not even July, but still a … Continue reading

May 2, 2016
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Episcopal and Anglican Churches

Episcopal Church Service My husband Clem grew up in the Anglican Church in Nigeria. His secondary school, Dennis Memorial Grammar School or DMGS, was run by the Anglicans. His cousin Jonathan became a bishop, then archbishop, in Nigeria’s Anglican Church. … Continue reading

February 19, 2016
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Four Facts You Never Knew About Names

No Award for Prisoners I asked last time if you watched the Grammys. I was rooting for the prisoners from Malawi who had recorded an album with the help of a musician who travels the world looking for unusual and authentic … Continue reading

August 8, 2015
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Black Lives Do Matter

Back Home in Connecticut My sister Beth and I drove back from Maine on Wednesday. The drive was long, of course, just like going, but we had fun. Our only disappointment of the whole trip was that we did not … Continue reading