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Dr. Susan Evangelista

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On The Mat!

Then we had Trump envisioning a beautiful Easter with the newly freed population pouring into churches to give thanks. Fortunately, that plan didn’t last too long.

Seniors in the Time of Corona

Later that day I heard Robs was closed to seniors, although this wasn’t confirmed. The day after that we were locked down and urgently told to stay home.

Whistling in the Dark

The day the Ampatuans were convicted and sentenced to life in prison happens to be the same day that Donald Trump was officially impeached in Washington. My eldest grandson, a very promising journalist, was jubilant.

Diminished: Reflections on A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

He had somewhat unintentionally killed another young man who had done wrong by his sister and had fled Russia and was happily touring Europe when civil war broke out.

Memories for Making a Future

But now she is returning to the United States, mostly for health reasons, and she has left a wonderful gift to PSU, a gift of expertise she has gathered through many years of work, study, and avid interest in Special Education and Special Olympics.

International Day of the Girl; The Sky’s the Limit

In the Philippines we are lucky as there is already a strong tradition of women in education and women excelling in education. Many families, if they can only afford to educate one child, will choose a girl for this privilege. But increasingly over the years greater numbers of girls have found their education derailed by unplanned pregnancies. So it turns out that being educated in reproductive health is a very important ingredient in the phenomenon of Girls' Rising.

Culion

Many years ago when I lived in Mindoro, I had a friend who was actually from Palawan, and as it turned out, from a well-known family here. She was from the Fernandez family, one of a set of twins.

I’m Back!

At 10:30 yesterday morning I was sitting in an empty classroom in PSU, smiling to myself. My class had just ended: we had had a very good discussion of the short story “Flowers for Algernon” in which a young man with some serious learning disabilities was used for a scientific experiment in creating intelligence by manipulating the brain through surgery.

Making Joy

I belong to a small book club that is just getting started. One of the group chooses something to read, we all get it...

My Father on Facebook

My father didn't look quite right on Facebook, as several long time friends and relatives were quick to note. Imagine my surprise when I...

Being Nice vs. Planning Efficiently. Or Could We have Both?

About 25 years ago, maybe more, my husband and I signed up to teach in Japan for two years. About a week before we...

Mentoring and Women’s Day

Last Saturday I was privileged to be part of the Mentoring Walk organized by Roots of Health/Ugat ng Kalusugan for our wonderful Youth Advocates....