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Raising a family isn’t always rainbows and ice-cream sundaes.  At least it’s not in this house.  While our home is often full of laughter and fun, the reality is it is also full of discipline, chores, obligations, responsibilities and at times a lot of chaos.  847 more words

Flotsam & Jetsam No. 46: The Pinoy Penman on Video

A FORMER student, Netty Vizcocho, produced this video of me for the website that she and some of her friends have put up, The Murphy Report. 26 more words

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About that "health situation…"

In my last blog post I mentioned a “health situation that has slowed me down a bit” (and someone kindly commented that she hopes I get over it quickly… 191 more words


Penman No. 169: I Saw Them Standing There (Almost)

Penman for Monday, October 5, 2015

I WAS playing Texas Hold ‘Em with a bunch of younger guys a couple of weeks ago in my favorite poker joint and one of them was delivering a spirited rendition of Bruno Mars’ “Nothing on You” (yes, this old fogey knows the singer and the song)—probably to disguise a pair of Kings—and the table talk came around to our preferences in music. 885 more words

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Penman No. 162: To Be a Journalist (2)

Penman for Monday, August 17, 2015

LAST WEEK’S look back at my early days as a journalist brought back a flood of memories that hadn’t crossed my mind in ages, so I’ll beg my reader’s indulgence with this extended reminiscence of what it was like to be a young newspaper reporter just before martial law was declared in September 1972. 1,175 more words

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So Many Changes

Once upon a time, I wrote blog posts several times a week. I hardly missed a day. Not always deep thoughts but I’ve enjoyed this as a place to journal and keep records of our lives the past six years (even more if I count my previous blogs). 688 more words


Penman No. 161: To Be a Journalist

Penman for Monday, August 10, 2015

I WAS very sad to hear of the recent passing of an old colleague from my first foray into journalism—Nemesio Dacanay, who was then the City Editor of the… 1,299 more words