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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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On Hiking

I have access to a fitness center where I can use a treadmill, a stationary bike, an elliptical machine. And for a while, I tried to exercise there on a regular basis. But I soon got bored. It was getting … 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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The Magic Of Christmas

The magical season of Christmas is about to be over. Driving around the neighborhood today, I noticed that many homes have taken down their Christmas trees now laying by roadside waiting for pick-up by garbage collectors. The presents under the … Continue reading

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The Fourth Candle

In preparation for Christmas, we lighted four candles to get us ready for the coming of Jesus. Each candle represented four virtues that Jesus brought and taught to us. The first candle is the candle of Hope. Christ is the … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift

Christmas will be in a few days. It is a time for joy for many people. Gift-giving, often lavish and extravagant, helps to make the season bright. Yet, the first Christmas was very simple and literally poor. It was about … Continue reading

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