First Things First!

At the height of Hurricane Harvey, which dropped two or three years worth of water on Houston, Texas, one man…

Coming Back, Giving Back

PHAM Thien Truong thinks of himself as a lucky man. He escaped his native Vietnam in 1988, and escaped the…

Taking Refuge in Palawan

July 1, 1988.  A broken down boat drifted aimlessly off the northern shores of Palawan.  A near by Coast Guard…

The Male Feminist

Let us start by looking back at the classical world of Homer’s Odyssey in which women were supposed to be…

“Start by Killing a Bird Your Own Size”

“Violence”, said our guide through the Nyamata Church and Genocide Museum in Kigali, “is built into Rwandan culture.” “Start by…

East Africa: Who Knew?

The images are dark. Rwanda. Who can forget the movie Hotel Rwanda and the bumpy road that turned out to…

Fists in the air!

I’ve always been a sucker for people’s demos!  Fists in the air, strained, tired voices singing or chanting Bayan Ko,…

Men in Suits

I turn on the T.V. first thing most mornings partly to see what Donald Trump has been up to. And…

Friday Evening at Baywalk

It was a beautiful late afternoon at Baywalk: cool and breezy after a day that brought hints of summer to…