Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

November 21, 2017
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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

April 11, 2017
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Bridge Building

Bridge Building Early Sunday morning I listened to Krista Tippett’s On Being. She was interviewing Matt Kibbe and Heather McGhee who come from opposite ends of the political spectrum but have a commitment to bridge building. “He’s a libertarian who … 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 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

February 8, 2016
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First Peace Corps Volunteer

Yale Women Authors “My claim to fame is that I was a member of the very first Peace Corps group,” said Meryl, one of the early arrivals at our home Sunday for the gathering of YaleWomen Connecticut. The first group had … Continue reading

March 29, 2015
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Beauty and Privilege

Order from Chaos Though “Order from Chaos” sounds like it could be the heading for a story about the Nigerian election, it’s actually about a podcast I heard today. Do you ever listen to Krista Tippett and her NPR program On … Continue reading