PHILIPPINE ADVENTURES

CHICAGO HOLIDAYS


The Holiday Season in Chicago can be wonderful experiences if you know where to go and have an ample supply of money. The Museum of Science and Industry is a great place to start your holiday experience. Continue reading

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WYOMING! The Big Empty Part one


Wyoming is huge and sparsely populated. Its people make me flashback to Gary Cooper Westerns that portray ‘Coop’ as silent to the point of frightening. Point—during my teaching years, I remember one mid-October day when I received a new 8th grade student who hailed from Wyoming. He enrolled rather late during the school year. Continue reading

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DEFEATING ISIS Part One


“I will follow anyone and remind everyone of enslaving Yazidi woman and forced [sic] to donate blood to ISIS men.” -Widad Akrawi-  
Individuals and nations gain greater strength by reemphasizing their original goals. Humans do this through maintaining healthy lifestyles which includes regular medical checkups, proper diet, exercise, adequate sleep and right living. Continue reading

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TWIN OAKS  A UTOPIAN COMMUNITY (Part two)


I grew up in a home environment where it was every body for himself. I don’t think our sainted mother intended our family to end up that way; our intense sibling rivalry just got the better of us. Even to this day my two half-brothers and I compete and argue more than share and dialog. Continue reading

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TWIN OAKS  A UTOPIAN COMMUNITY (Part one)


It was my first time out. I had just received my brand new State of Illinois driver’s license. After initially flunking the state road test on my birthday I had finally made it; boy-oh-boy-oh-boy was I glad! In those days one passed the state driver’s examination and within weeks the paper document arrived through the mails. Continue reading

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LANDATO SI’ BLESSED ARE YOU PART one


The papal encyclical Laudato Si’ (Blessed are you.) states the obvious. Every point mentioned in Pope Francis’ letter I’ve read or heard before from environmentalists, social activists and scientists including your beloved writer in articles past. Howeve,r having the Pope take an in depth stance is something else since the Holy Father’s words carry immense weight. Continue reading

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IT’S POSSIBLE! HUMAN GENETIC ENGINEERING


Reader did you know the science of Genetics has advanced so much it’s now possible for forensic experts to reconstruct accurate reconstructions of human faces from DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) samples? Geneticists will be able to accurately rebuild a human body in its entirety even if the person died thousands of years ago? Think of the possibilities. Think of the liabilities. Continue reading

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THE HOLY SEE AN ARTIST’S PERCEPTION PART ONE


The Vatican City State or Holy See is the world’s smallest country. It’s located in the heart of Rome the Italian capitol. When planning your visit to this unique country within a city bring along a pair of good walking shoes. Vatican City, San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea aren’t cities to visit if you’re out of shape; all three are hilly. Continue reading

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WHEN GOD COMES CALLING JESUS IN THE LITTLE THINGS Part One


I’ve been blessed over the past 69 years in ways it would take volumes to list the innumerable times God has been good to me. One of God’s many benefactions is that I’m rarely depressed; however a month ago I fell into one of those rare moods when depression struck. Continue reading

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FRACTURED SAINT THE COMING CONFLICT Part Two


During the three year blood feud historians tagged the Spanish Civil War Pope Pius XI after considerable reflection aligned with what he considered the lesser of two evils. The Spanish majority aligned themselves with the Loyalists (liberal Republicans) Continue reading

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