An Ultimatum

I was in my office when Cordelia walked in. I stared at her in surprise. I wasn't expecting her. She hadn't called to let me know that she was stopping by. Before I could say anything, she said, "I want you to end your relationship with that girl." Startled, I asked her, "What girl?" "That …

Christmas Service, Cruise & More

It was Christmas Day and that morning, he attended Christmas church service at St Martins in the Field in Trafalgar Square with Chioma. It was an uplifting service with Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir who performed Mary's Nativity. It had been ages since he had been in a church. Afterwards, they went on the Christmas Day …

Malcolm’s Story

Image by iStock I'm a single father because my wife, Keisha died in hospital. This shouldn't have happened. Keisha should still be alive and here with our son, Byron and me. Shortly after Keisha gave birth to Byron, I noticed that the fluid in her Foley catheter, the thin tube inserted in patients to drain …

Veronica Goes to the Farm

"What are you doing here, Veronica?" She tried not to be distracted by his jean clad, half-naked body. "Did you put on any sunscreen or sunblock?" she asked. His expression darkened. "Never mind that," he snapped. "What are you doing here?" "I wanted to help." "Take a look around. How are you going to help?" …

Puah’s Calling

"Are you happy you came to church this morning?" Tobias asked Puah when she went over to see him after having lunch with her grandmother. "Yes. I especially liked the Sabbath School. You're a great teacher, Tobias." "Thank you. I thought you would have participated, though." "I told you that I only wanted to listen …

Going Away

"You're going away? For how long?" "For three weeks." "Where are you going?" "New York, Milan and Paris." "You'll be gone for three weeks." Three weeks seemed like a long time to me. It was hard not seeing her for a day, much less three weeks. What was I going to do when she was …

Josee and Ariel

She was relaxing on the sofa, waiting for him to come home.  As as soon as her class ended, she left the university campus. She took  the bus to the condo building where they lived.  She did her homework and or studied for exams in the study for about two hours.  By the time she …

Making History in Science

Notes to Women congratulate Victoria Kaspi for being the first woman to win the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal, Canada's top Science award in its 25 year history.  This long overdue win is a reminder that gender inequality is prevalent in Canadian Academia. Mario Pinto, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council who hands out …

Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney She made history as the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Her parents, originally from North Carolina, were freed slaves. They moved north before the Civil War, where they would face less discrimination. Mary …

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