Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

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

August 4, 2015
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Mostly Maine

Flowers at Bass Harbor Gables I’m writing from Bass Harbor Gables, the home of my friend Bunny and her husband Sandy, in Maine. She loves working in her garden and understands what it needs. Her dedication shows! There are orange … Continue reading

July 27, 2015
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Live as Brothers or Perish as Fools

Girls as Bombers Reading about girls being used as suicide bombers by Boko Haram is so sad. I can’t imagine they are undertaking the task willingly. Are they tricked into wearing the bombs? Or forced? Do they realize what it … Continue reading

June 21, 2015
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Father’s Day and Forgiveness

Thinking About Charleston This morning I watched  CNN’s coverage of the service at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where the shooting took place on Wednesday evening. Their service was about to start. But I left for the Unitarian Church … Continue reading

February 21, 2015
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Elections, Prejudice, and Influence

Campaign Video? I watched a YouTube video about Nigeria and Boko Haram called “COUNTER INSURGENCY OPERATION: The Gains and Prospects,” from Max Siollun’s website. The video opens on five men in uniform, most white, at the back of a truck … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
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Two Atrocities, Two Approaches

Paris and Baga – Both Newsworthy? “What makes one atrocity more newsworthy than another?” asks Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of The New York Times, in her piece on January 24. She comments on the extensive coverage of the Paris bombing at … Continue reading

November 21, 2014
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Birthday, Connections and More

Birthday and Connections In 1969-70 during the Biafran War I taught 4th grade at St. Aloysius School in Covington Kentucky. Deborah Stewart was in my class. She told me who she was when she asked me to be her Facebook friend a … Continue reading

October 8, 2014
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What Holiday is This?

Read a memoir excerpt where I experience the sights of northern Nigeria with a very well-educated guide. My teaching includes the excitement of early empires in western Africa. I share my knowledge of Muslim holidays with women in my Pilates class at the gym.

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