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Why Lyca's Win on The Voice-Kids Matters

I was rooting for Darren Espanto, the Filipino-Canadian from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, whose key changes gave me the goosebumps. My sister M., who lives in Michigan, USA, and I, who is on vacation in the Philippines, would watch his covers of Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” and Basil Valdez’s “Ngayon” repeatedly on youtube and tear up across 12 time zones. 969 more words

The Philippines

color photography is vulgar

You know whose birthday it is? Today, the 27th day of July–whose birthday? It’s okay if you don’t know, on account of I’m going to tell you. 452 more words


Will we ever know the truth about health insurance premiums under Obamacare?

Someday we will know the truth, but not for a few years and certainly not before November elections.

Of course, in the meantime you can always accept the glowing “no problem” assessments of the Paul Krugman’s of the world. 400 more words


Friday Afternoon @ Work, San Francisco Style

Good Evening:

My prediction that San Francisco would experience a drastic epidemic of The Friday Flu proved a tad overblown, at least during the morning. During the afternoon, the telltale lethargy of the flu began to set in, but perhaps that’s a good thing.  92 more words

The San Francisco Scene--Seen!

The Un-y-moon - Part II

Here is part II of the wedding series, tweaked and amplified a bit.  I had several requests to re-post them together.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a moment of caution last fall when I first wrote this series, and feared that I would alienate everyone, including my husband, by being so candid about our personal lives. 2,077 more words


Puppy Love in Duboce Park (Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin')

Good Evening:

A warm summer’s late afternoon in San Francisco, when the evening breezes have just awoken, always presents a wonderful opportunity to take your best friend or friends to the dog park at Duboce. 43 more words

The San Francisco Scene--Seen!

Mr Krugman is my idol

In his op-ed today in the NYT, Paul Krugman said this:

“… extremist ideology still dominating much of American politics is nonsense.”

I agree with him fully except he is talking only about his version of extremism; you know, the kind that would like lower taxes, less government spending and debt and generally less government.

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