2014-03-21 / Columnists

An Intern’s Take

By Ilyassha Shivers

I woke up Monday morning to the smell of corned beef and cabbage. The Shivers’ kitchen is international; we love our soul food but respect the best dishes from all cultures. Besides, when my mom was alive, it was one of her favorite dishes. So before I begin. . . I want to wish all Happy St Patrick’s Day and to those who celebrate Purim the same.

I don’t know much about the origin of the holidays and I didn't have time for my normal research. So please, you guys have my email address, if you have a few moments reach out and share.

I thought about chiming in on last week’s front page story (about getting a ticket for an air freshener) but for some of us it's a sad tale that had been told too many times. I am not going to throw gasoline on a fire that is already burning. I will say this. There needs to be more community policing. There needs to be a relationship between police and the community they are supposed to serve. At the end of the day it's a job.

Each week I try to find something interesting to share with you. This week I am preparing to celebrate a wedding. There are two members of my church who will be tying the knot on Saturday. Yours truly will be decorating the church, designing the bouquets and arrangements for the tables.

I believe in marriage and it's ordained by god. I believe it's one of those special events. It separates us from the other animals. I guess I am a little old school. What happened to waiting until you get married to have children? What happened to bringing home your friend to meet your parents? I applaud those who step out on faith because at the end of the day our life is an example for our children. I feel that far too often we don't show our children examples of the kind of life they should strive for. I think every woman should have her day. I think we need to take a page from our grandparents who got married and stayed married. They had big families lived long lives.

Now they help us take care of their grandkids ........while they spoil them. That's another issue for another day.

Tell me what you think. Email me at shiverswave@gmail.com. Don’t forget to read The Wave!

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