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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Feb.15.2014
I am angry. I recently read the following report in an online newsletter called “The Conversation” http://theconversation.com/philippines-webcam-child-abuse-arrests-come-after-decades-of-exploitation-and-inequality-22128. It details the Philippines webcam child abuse arrests that came after decades...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.12.2013
Photo: from the AP's Bullitt Marquez, on msn.com.   Some very quick randomness:   --I sold my pool over the summer, but I kept the cover for it because the guy didn't want it.  I just used it to cover my best firewood and my expensive double Adirondack seat, and my entire shed...
raissa-falgui's picture
Aug.30.2013
In her essay “Burning Bushes: Why Heaven and Hell went to Planet X” Atwood discusses important questions posed in myth and speculative fiction. Of particular interest to me is this passage: "What are the right relationships between men and women? Judging from the many and varied myths that tell...
raissa-falgui's picture
Aug.26.2012
The way the history of the Philippine revolution is taught in schools focuses on important personalities and their roles. It tends to gloss over the details, so one of our nation's greatest dramas is presented as unspeakably dull. Admittedly, it was not a sudden flame that burst and srpead like...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jul.17.2012
The headline from Bloomberg was a bleep in last month’s news cycle: “Cam Ranh Bay Lures Panetta Seeking Return To Vietnam Port.” But that bleep has become something of a Yellow Alert in Southeast Asia, with this new headline—“Clinton Landmark Visit to Laos.”  If Secretary of...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
May.17.2012
The recent furor over Manny Pacquiao’s remarks about same-sex marriage was mostly centered on severe comments that were invented by his Filipino interviewer. But they demonstrated something about Congressman Pacquiao that thus far everyone has been too polite to mention. He’s a political leader who...
raymond-mallette's picture
Mar.14.2012
     I was 22 years old. My little friend of eight or so years was hungry and without many clothes. For a dollar and some change, I fed him. For a few more dollars I put clothes on his back and , perhaps, the first shoes on his feet he had ever felt. As I went through the gate,...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.26.2011
Disaster has struck Mindindao in the Republic of the Philippines, where they've been victimized by Typhoon Washi and flash flooding in the aftermath. Over 60,000 are listed as homeless, and 1500 are thought dead.  The Internet is good and bad for these sort of things. Good, because we know...
cynthia-brian's picture
Apr.29.2011
    Island of Dreams, Secret Whispers, LinkedIn, Gratitude at Work, Spring Fling   The bees are buzzing, the sun is shining, and you feel like a new you as you shed the blankets from winters cloak Now it’s time to get your home and garden in order. Find out how to spruce up your...
jose-fd-bautista's picture
Apr.12.2011
ONE ORGANIZATION I’ve been working for as an editor for their quarterly magazine is going gaga over preparations for IHAS 2011, a major event it is reviving after a two-year hiatus.  IHAS or International Halal Assurance Seminar is like the MIHAS or Malaysian IHAS of Kuala Lumpur or other IHASes of...