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Not Broken, Just a Little Bit Bent

Some laugh, some cry, some become mute and others can’t help but scream; but the depth of what they are feeling is no less than or more than the other. Everyone has their own way of feeling and grieving. For Filipinos, it has been a devastating week that started the …

Our Hearts are Broken and Tonight We Pray

“How can anyone do that?” my 15-year old daughter asked me today, to which I had no easy answer to give. She is 15 now, not 5; I can’t sugar coat bad news anymore and I can’t honestly tell her that everything is OK, because they are not OK. No …

Are We All Collateral Damage?

We delude ourselves into thinking of how far we’ve come in our evolution as a civilized people, as women, as citizens of the world. And yet, when things like this happen I can’t help but wonder how civilized we really are.

Silently cheering for raindrops

I like watching raindrops race across my window and silently cheer for them The quote above is a facebook page that I ran across sometime ago and the sentiment has stuck with me since then every time I see raindrops on my window.  Today is one of those days. I …

Lincoln and the 2012 Elections Aftermath

In the aftermath of the presidential election, tonight seems pretty boring. Like most Americans and many people worldwide, I stayed up late last night holding my breath and waiting for voting results to come in. I went through the ups and downs as the numbers and graphs did the same …

Talking to the Moon

We woke up early this morning, on this first day of November, and was greeted by the still full moon taking the last few minutes of darkness to shine. After a not so pleasant night feeling sick and miserable, it kind of cheered me up more than the sun usually …

Life Lessons – Get Your Priorities Straight

“If you put the sand into the jar first (which is what we often do), there is no room for the pebbles, and the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.”