OPINIONS

Sharing the Spirit of Christmas Where Can It Take Us in the New Year?


We are swamped in commercialism at Christmas time – even more so this year when Americans are spending more than ever since 2007. But, perhaps, like me, you have paused to ponder that this is a time for giving, sparing a thought for the needy. Also, in a time of goodwill and good cheer, it is a time for sharing – particularly with those we are seemingly much at odds with in the world. If we look around us far enough, we will see that surprising things often happen at this time of year. Continue reading

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All about foods


The clamor for a healthier lifestyle has transformed society into more conscious, more intelligent, and more discriminating consumers of food and food ingredients. Truth in food labeling is a law that is strictly implemented, especially in the United States. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on this subject. Continue reading

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Mga Biro at Bulay-Bulay (Part 4) 


Kaugnay sa pagdalaw ni Papa Francis sa Amerika, mainam na pagbalikan ang ilan sa mga naganap sa loob ng limang araw na pagdalaw ni Papa Francis sa Pilipinas na ngayon pa lang nababatid. Halimbawa, alam ng lahat na habang nasa Vaticano ay hilig ni Papa Francis na gumala kapag gabi para makita ang tunay na kalagayan ng mahihirap na naninirahan sa siyudad. Isang gabi, matapos makipagpulong kay P-Noy at sa ibang matataas na opisyal sa Malakanyang ay sinabi niyang maglilibot-libot siya sa siyudad. Continue reading

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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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Old Novelties of a New Year


If only we could start from the end, begin from a conclusion, act upon a given outcome, then life’s complexities could be simple, pain could be avoided, joy could be measured and happiness obtained without a gush of tears. Continue reading

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Opening New Doors Your Ultimate Career Reinvention and Transition Planner (Plata, 2015)


“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ― Walt Disney Company Continue reading

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It’s never too late to change


In 1914, more than a century ago, the German Army was advancing into French territory along a 27-mile stretch of land known as the “Western Front.” The French and the British armies were fiercely defending French territory in trenches along a 200-foot narrow strip called “No Man’s Land” that separates them from the Germans who were dug in on the other side. Continue reading

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What 2016 Might Bring


“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Continue reading

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After Paris, the West Intensifies its War on ISIS As Syria Is Imploding


A few days after the terrible multiple terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday November 13 that claimed one hundred thirty lives, over lunch with friends, we happened to look through photos from their holiday to Syria in 2009, two years before the start of the calamitous civil war raging there now in its fifth year. Continue reading

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Heneral Luna and the French


After Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists began their massacre of Parisians on Friday the 13th of November, the spectators at a soccer match in Paris between France and Germany spontaneously and defiantly burst into singing the French National Anthem, the La Marseillaise, even though the stadium had just been bombed. Continue reading

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