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 →
Renewable Energy for Africa Tom Coogan, a fellow alum of the Yale School of Management and Facebook friend, posted a recent photo that intrigued me. He was in Northern Nigeria at the launching of a renewable energy project. I found … Continue reading →
Math Fun Do you remember Pi? No, not the book or movie Life of Pi, but from math! Think of today’s date – 3/14. Does that remind you? It would, if you studied geometry or trigonometry in high school or college. … Continue reading →
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 →
Black Lives Matter After the many tragic deaths of young black men at the hands of police in recent years, the movement Black Lives Matter has gained traction. It’s a way of saying that these deaths are not excusable. For me it means … Continue reading →
Memories of Madeira On Wednesday I had lunch in Funchal, the capital city of the island of Madeira! Well, not really. I had lunch with Adrienne Farrar Houël whom I’ve known and admired for years. She is President and CEO of … Continue reading →
My first book talk was a success with a large audience of friends and strangers. Everyone was interested, people asked great questions, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Criminal justice is a topic for the times and for TEAM Westport.
Human Rights Watch reports on Boko Haram’s treatment of abducted girls and women in Nigeria and calls for the group to stop their campaign. American author Bridgett Davis writes about Nigeria and a missing sister. I share a story about Westport’s wonderful EMS team and their worry about Ebola.
Three articles in the media grabbed my attention since my last post. The morning after I posted, I received a link to an article in Private Lives, in The New York Times, from Greg Jones, President of Friends of Nigeria. Enuma Okoro, … Continue reading →
“Outstanding book.” “The author captured the experience of non-American blacks so well.” “The blog as a vehicle was an excellent literary device.” “The characters were so well-drawn; I didn’t want to say goodbye to them at the end.” All six … Continue reading →