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…

The Panitian Experiment

More than 100 parents were already gathered in the mini-gym of Panitian National High School when we arrived around 8:45…

Thank you, President Obama

I have a picture on my phone, saved from someone’s email or FB post, of President Obama boarding a plane,…

Yes you can!  

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!” I can just hear my mother saying that!! And it does sound…