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On the Sensing of Our Childhood

I was in the McLean public library with my wife the other day, browsing for books I wanted to check out for my winter reading, when I came across two poetic lines on the flyleaf of a paperback I had picked out from the shelf; that was the fourth times ...

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A Priceless Gift

It’s a sunny day at the Capitol. The wind is calm. Autumn leaves haven’t fallen yet. In a few days, perhaps. But not today. Today belongs to twenty-one men and women – all living Filipino veterans. They have come to the nation’s capital, the nation that once sent them to ...

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The stench of weakness

Pres. Donald Trump campaigned behind the “America First” agenda and railed against China and international trade pacts, including the Trans Pacific Partnership championed by his predecessor. At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, he vowed America would no longer tolerate “chronic trade abuses” but in a way ...

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Marawi on one’s mind

MANILA I don’t know Marawi City at all. But one doesn’t have to know Marawi or be from there to grieve with that luckless city’s residents. For all intents and purposes, there is no longer a Marawi City. It’s been wiped off the face of the earth. What it is, ...

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Who Do We Appreciate?

Thanksgiving, that uniquely American holiday, is upon us once again. For many immigrants, Turkey Day is foreign and unfamiliar. Its significance as a day of giving thanks has been diluted by Hallmark and over-consumption. Spending and food coma. Nevertheless, we are grateful for all the blessings.  It took years before ...

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Rewriting history?

The ruling board of the Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia has decided to remove the plaque honoring the first President of the United States, George Washington. Yes, it is the same George Washington who led a ragtag rebel army to cross the frigid Delaware river and strike at the Red ...

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What’s best for you

Am I ready to buy a home now? Do I need to sell my house and buy a new one? I usually get these questions from confused buyers and sellers. My answer is always “What’s best for you?” We start to write down all the facts and figures, needs and ...

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The Many Sides of Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, people are overindulged with the turkey. Supermarkets compete with their Ads for fresh, frozen or cooked turkey. A friend tells us she serves the best roasted turkey in town. The other says. “No, I cook the best golden roasted turkey complete with all the trimmings.” Mothers make ...

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Forever in History

It was December 7th and 8th 1941, when the day stood still for the White House and Malacanang Palace amongst others. Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere while also having invaded the Philippines in the Eastern Hemisphere. It was a shadow of the original call to service ...

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Rey Cabacar’s Carol

What else can one say about a 90-year-old man who proudly declares that “never in my wildest dreams would I have been able to imagine the happiness my life has brought?” Lots more, actually. At Rey Cabacar’s birthday celebration recently, a 20-minute slide show paid tribute to his generosity, putting ...

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