I pause--stare into nothingness the song keeps playing and I'm suspended in time, now.   Life, my life, is happening now, not tomorrow nor sometime in the future.   Life won't begin when everything's in place. It's happening now in the chaos, in the mundane.   In the confusion, frustrations, disappointments. In the unfulfilled.... Continue Reading →

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Clapton

You wake up one day and realize, after 30 years of existence, just how sad Eric Clapton's song "Change the World" is. Funny how life can change the way you experience art.

Baguio for One

Rainy Baguio is perfect for someone who came not to see the sights but to savor the cool weather, good coffee, and solitude. I went there three weeks ago and got to stay at a beautiful, very homely place. It was my first time at the OMF guesthouse but it felt like coming home someplace I've... Continue Reading →

Two Poems

A flock of white birds circle round and round flying far, drawing near dancing a mysterious dance a magical ritual over the brown green mountains beneath blue gray clouds as I sit quietly amidst a noisy crowd at Mines View Park one summer dusk.     The mountains, Blue, gray, green, and brown sit oblivious,... Continue Reading →

When You’re Ready to Rest…

You are most prepared and willing to receive. Overflow, this year's IGSL community retreat, is the one I've most enjoyed yet. Simply because I was prepared to rest. To pause and set aside the everyday grind. To come away and spend time with God and with the family I have at work. My main highlight... Continue Reading →

Echoes

"Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons, but when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They're shooting stars... a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash they're gone." ~Noah Calhoun, The Notebook

Unnecessary Pain

"Why would people do this to themselves?" That was the only thought running through my mind the whole time it was happening. I went there wishing I'd be relaxed and rejuvenated but the exact opposite thing happened. I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said it was a traumatic experience. Yesterday, my sister and I had... Continue Reading →

Wika

Minsa’y sumubok tumula Sa ating sariling wika Ngunit sarili nga bang maituturing Ang linggwaheng kinagisnan Ngunit ‘di alam gamitin Mabuti pa ang wikang banyaga Nauutal man kung gamitin pasalita Ngunit sa pagbasa’t pagsulat S’yang nakakapukaw ng isip at damdamin Mas tiyak na naipaparating Ang ibig kong sabihin Higit na nauunawaan ang kaibahan Ng mga salitang... Continue Reading →

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