FIRST MARITAL SABBATICAL YEAR

I review everything in my life. From achievements to failures. If you’ve followed my posts, you’ll see a few examples of those. It was necessary for me to particularly review my married life every year, because I did nurse the fear that I might not have so much of a good one, hence once the […]

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BIBLE STORIES (48): JACOB RETURNS HOME TO ISAAC

After building an altar to YAHWEH in Bethel, Jacob and his entourage proceeded on their journey back home. Just before Ephrath “… Rachael travailed, and she had hard labour.” (Genesis 35:16). Rachael, despite assurances from the midwife that she will “… have this son also” (v.17), died after birthing her second son, but not before […]

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BABYLON

Before I embraced stoicism, worry over just about anything was second nature to me. Interestingly, I didn’t go looking for it like it was the solution to my challenges, rather I’d studied my situation and decided on the approach to respond, before I found that I shared the same approach and philosophy with stoics from […]

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WHY IT TOOK THIRTY YEARS TO BURY MY TOWNSMAN

So, I was in the homeland for the greater part of last week, and onto the weekend to attend an uncle’s funeral, representing myself and my family. I intend to write about an aspect of Igbo Funerals I’d neglected in my series on the subject, but for now I’ll like to share something else that […]

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THE OLD BEGGAR WOMAN

When I was just a boy growing up in Akoka, of the eighties’ Lagos, I looked forward to the sonorous voice of the old beggar woman every Saturday morning. She would walk the long stretch that was my street then, starting from its beginning and disappearing at its end, off to where I never bothered […]

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ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK UP

Early last week, I decided to follow my advice to my patients to do medical checks at least once a year. I decided against a nearby private medical centre because of the cost, and also because I wanted to have a feel of what public health care looks like in Lagos personally. I went to […]

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LIVING AS A MOUNTAIN GOAT

These days, I have but one aspiration, and that is to be like the Mountain Goat with little or no care in the world. I at some point even had fantasies of reincarnating as one before reincarnation buffs effectively burst my bubble in claiming I can only reincarnate in human form, either as a lesser […]

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