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God has a plan for us–even in our twilight years


Just as Typhoon “Ruby” was threatening to invade Manila, our class of octogenarians was getting ready to gather for lunch, our usual last quarter birthday celebration made special because it is also Christmas. Listening to the weather reports in the news, I feared a no-show on Saturday and thought of canceling.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Christmas is not about you


December! And with it comes an overload of tinsel, sparkle and shine. This is it. It is just a matter of a couple of weeks. Are you excited?

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Is it okay to come out of the shadows?


Illegal aliens and undocumented immigrants in the United States got a shot in the arm recently when President Barack Obama, bucking scathing criticism and threats from hostile Republicans, took executive action to reform and “fix the broken immigration system.”

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

There’s gender inequality in our laws against adultery


Reading old “did you know?” articles, I came across one about weird laws that existed probably hundreds of years ago, but which have not been taken off the books.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

There is so much to be thankful for


The other night I was out with a handsome young man. He asked me to be his date at a degustation. Frankly, I have always found the word a little confusing. It sounds like something I won’t enjoy.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »