Category Archives: Relationships

The Hike That Is My Life

When we hike, we usually do a loop. It never fails that my favorite quote from TS Eliot comes to mind, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for … Continue reading

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My Family and Friends

I welcome each new day with abiding hope and great expectations. I often get us with a grateful heart for the gift of another day. The reason for this is that I have been blessed with a loving family and … Continue reading

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It takes at least two persons to have a conversation. And it takes both speaking and listening to carry it on. Often, the listening part of a conversation is overlooked; yet it is even more important than talking for a … Continue reading

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Lunacy And Old Age

I admit to being a lunatic. Nothing can stir more tender emotions in me that a full moon on a cloudless night in some faraway place by the sea or in the woods or up in some hills. I would … Continue reading

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Too Good To Be True?

In my daily experience of dealing and relating with people, I have learned that what is too good to be true is often not true. A lucrative job that is easy and effortless would probably involve something criminal. An investment … Continue reading

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Children And The Santo Niño

The month of January is special for many (people and places) in the Philippines, for the many celebrations of the Santo Niño (Holy Infant): Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Sinulog in Cebu, Dinagyang in Iloilo, Fiestas in Pandacan and Tondo. Some people … Continue reading

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What A Terrible Episode!

A day after I wrote about the travails of aging, I literally descended into the hell of senescence. Old age has both its good side and bad. One of the blessings of old age is that the elderly have seen … Continue reading

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