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New Year’s Eve: Grateful for Family, Friends and Followers

Dear Friends, In a few hours we will be talking about our resolutions for the New Year. How time flies! I recall the nostalgic feelings of the last day of December 2021. It’s replaying, although in a different way because a lot has changed for me. I am grateful for all that 2022 stood for. […]

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Merry Christmas from California

Merry Christmas dear friends. This will be my first Christmas holiday away from home. It’s been a long holiday so far. The ever-busy streets of UC Berkeley have become a ghost town. The roads are empty and bare of cars. One can confidently stand to take pictures on the roads. The fine houses and magnificent […]

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Bay Area Tide

Dry airs float off these hillsGloomy weather, sun paradiseThe Bay Area tide refreshes allWindy streets and solemn nights When grey clouds gather aboveTree leaves fall on the roadTwists turns to meet the floorAnd the wind takes them out Lines of streetlights glowThere glow bounce off the tarmacMists draw strange caricaturesThe darkness consuming those

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Africa, Poetry and Love Berkeley California UC Berkeley

Reflection: Evening Walk

Birds tweeting, squirrel foraging, and Berkeley’s hilly and beautiful landscapes, coupled with the scent of fresh grass – of mints possibly, remind me of home. The roadside is littered with green grass, and up the steps, wild turkeys pick the ground for worms. I saw a tiny bird circling the foot of a tree, which […]

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Sharing the Light, One Candle at a Time

Here is a short poem I wrote to start today’s post, I call it, This Light. This light of peace I pass to you Pass this to another behind or by your side May the world see the beauty of our love Let my light shine forth in all honesty May your light shine forth […]

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Africa Berkeley California MasterCard Foundation Scholar

Ubuntu – I Am Because We Are

International House is a laboratory for a new kind of experiment – the day-to-day practice of international fellowship among men and women. – John D. Rockefeller Jr., I-House Benefactor It’s up to us, the residents, to continue building on this legacy of love, understanding, justice, and peace. – Okechukwu Iroegbu, I-House resident 2022-2023 A popular […]

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Sunrise

Sunrise reminds us all of new beginnings Sunrise reminds me of a new startThe gloom and cold are goneI hear the birds sing once againAnd the squirrel’s cheerful sport

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December

Dear Friends, It’s almost time for the holidays! It’s nearly time for rest from school work, and December started with mild rain. The soothing and soft sound of rainfall outside and the quiet morning hours remind me how dependent man is on his environment. There’s joy in simple things like the sound of rainfall or […]

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