Saint Patrick’s Day Traditions
Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saints Brigit and Columba.How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays
How do you juggle a family, work and holiday festivities all while keeping your sanity? From slowing your breath to keeping things simple, these tips will help you keep your cool during the holidays. And for you control freaks, don’t forget to delegate!Roses Are Red
As February 14th approaches, we notice that the malls and stores are decorated with red hearts and chubby cherubs. Consumers are encouraged to purchase boxes of candy or bouquets of roses for their lovers. School children prepare cards to send to their friends.Mother’s Day Deconstructed
If my family fails to honor me the other 364 days of the year, it is meaningless to honor me for one day. Mother’s Day has become a day of obligation. Service to my family is under appreciated year round, which is a common thread for most women. Pancakes, budget roses and over exaggerated cards don’t fill me up. I’m not ashamed to admit it, I don’t like Mother’s Day.Christmas at Akokwa: A Childhood Memory
Before I finished this article, my fifteen year old son wanted to know about the most exciting times of my life. By far, it was those Christmases at Akokwa. Decades of life experiences since then cannot begin to match such sparkling nostalgia. Not even the terrible years when Nigerian soldiers invaded the Igbos of Biafra (1967 through 1969) could diminish such wonderful childhood memories.