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LOUD WHISPERS: Be Better. Do Better.

LOUD WHISPERS: Be Better. Do Better.

Happy New Year dear friends. I spent Christmas in our hometown at Isan-Ekiti, Ekiti State. In spite of the many hassles of putting the ‘logistics’ (money, food, gifts and so on) in place for Christmas in the community, I like being at home during the festive season. Amongst other things, it gives me an opportunity […]

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

“Do you need anything, Mom?” I asked. My mother lay in the hospital bed we’d set up when she moved into our guest house in Los Angeles three years before. She was motionless except for her eyes. She blinked to tell me no. Blinking her eyes and wiggling her foot to hit a bell have […]

Elderly Rights Law { How Elders Are Treated Around The World}

Elderly Rights Law { How Elders Are Treated Around The World}

A new “Elderly Rights Law” passed in China wags a finger at adult children, warning them to “never neglect or snub elderly people” and mandating that they visit their elderly parents often, regardless of how far away they live. The law includes enforcement mechanisms, too: Offspring who fail to make such trips to mom and […]

Mama O Yo Yo

Anyone who has seen the Peak Milk advert in Nigeria will agree with me that Mama O yo yo  is  a beautiful song for mothers. Hearing that song however got me thinking and it brought to mind some of the questions I have always asked myself- how many times in the year is Mother’s Day? […]