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One thing I love about India is how it confronts every sense — it can be both a delight and an assault. This trip I visited Delhi and Varanasi. 585 more words

Personal Reflections

News Flash: It Ain't About Them

I would like to pass along a riveting piece of advice an dear elder of mine in AA shared with me some years ago.  She didn’t share it nicely but she did share it with love and good intention.  628 more words


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New Featured Story: "Lullaby Land" [WUR 2016].

At the beginning of the year, April seemed so far away, which was good, because April is C2E2 month, which meant I had plenty of time to get together my cosplay. 288 more words

Short Stories

Featured Article: Ready for April?

Spring is finally here! But are you and your dog ready for April? There’s a lot to prepare for, so here’s a handy guide!

April Showers… 423 more words

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Mothers and widows on the warpath against Duterte’s ‘drug war’

A group of mothers and widows have filed cases against policemen believed to be behind the killings their sons and husbands. The court cases were the first legal challenges to the massive anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte that is sweeping the country since he assumed office in June 2016. 1,204 more words

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AIDS 101 and painting a pregnant woman with HIV

This article first appeared in Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – “A friend of a friend,” was how visual artist Boyet de Mesa described his closest encounter with a person living with HIV – knowing someone with this condition only through a friend. 1,028 more words

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The Lopezes are making sure the odds are stacked in their favor

It seems like the Lopezes are ready for whatever outcome. Sigurista talaga. We’re wondering if the administration knows about this.

The Lopezes are savvy businessmen. They know how to take care of their assets. 127 more words