Category: <span>Musings</span>

Store Bought Presents Shouldn’t Be The Hallmark of Christmas

Store Bought Presents Shouldn’t Be The Hallmark of Christmas

Abuja, Nigeria: I have never received a Christmas present. I have received a few presents around Christmas time, but I have never received a present, bought and presented to me, because it’s Christmas. This may sound a little strange, especially for Western readers. It may even sound like I am sad, lonely and unloved. The questions that may...

In Africa, We Are Vegan By Chance, Not By Choice

In Africa, We Are Vegan By Chance, Not By Choice

Abuja, Nigeria: On November 1st, the world (well vegans anyway) celebrated World Vegan Day. The day marks the beginning of World Vegan Month. Established in the United Kingdom in 1994, the day’s celebrations usually calls for activities such as tree planting, vegan food festivals, events and shows. In my country, Nigeria, the day was not marked by...

More Selflessness, Less Selfishness

More Selflessness, Less Selfishness

Our world rewards confidence. It rewards the ego. It rewards those who fought their way to the top. It rewards the triumphant. It rewards the pretty, the smart, the wealthy. It rewards the privileged. It rewards talent and hard work and persistence. It has a tendency to reward selfishness. People forget that no man is an...