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His Day is Done

Some call him a terrorist, a communist, and even a sell-out. To many more, he is a revolutionary, a visionary, and a hero. And his day came to an end this week. Tomorrow, world leaders, dignitaries, family and friends memorialize him who who showed the world that forgiveness and reconciliation …

Shutdown Affects the Hungry and Needy the Most

Day two of the government shutdown and for most people, other than the ones who received furlough notices yesterday, the effects are probably just starting to sink in. For others, it probably won’t make much of a difference ever. Life will go on as usual. But there are quite a …

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.

I Decided on Four More Years!

  Politics is a dirty business no matter which side you’re on and I have never been political. I avoid discussing politics and religion because I know it’s a moot point. But this year, I am feeling a change coming on. This election year, it’s very hard for me to …

It’s NOT ONLY in the Philippines

There has been a whole lot of Filipino bashing online the past week and most of them have been from Filipinos. I haven’t written about the hostage crisis nor Miss Universe because… well, I just had no strong opinion for either event. I didn’t feel that either event really defined …

Rest In Peace, Senator

Senator Edward M. Kennedy died yesterday, as most of you have probably heard already. Like most people, famous or not, rich or poor, there people who didn’t like him or didn’t think much of his accomplishments. However, there are more who see his accomplishments as being worthy of recognition and …

Champagne for Water – Help Tsunami Victims

I think that most of us had a very merry Christmas and are looking forward to a promising new year. However, there are many of our fellow men and women in the tsunami ravaged areas in South East Asia who’s days are tragic and can only hope that the new …