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Cultural Gears

This is an unfinished, clunky, incomplete thought.It’s not that new, it’s just that living in a very foreign country has me thinking about it all over again. It’s hard to explain, precisely. I think I have made clear, we really love it here in the Philippines. If our families were here, we’d stay. If we […]

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He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in. Charles Edwin Ansom Markham I am not that nice. I am not that people oriented. Mainly, I am not that energetic. If somebody […]

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Western Civilization

The Guardian declares there’s no such thing, because it’s a modern invention. So are a lot of things- economic theories about the past that are currently taught in schools, for example. So’s the theory of evolution. And the Guardian.

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This is a rangoon creeper or a sort of honeysuckle. It smells pretty.  It’s a vine that gets really thick and bushy.  The flowers bloom white at night and over two or three days change colour to pink and then to red, and you can see all three stages at the same time. It’s quite […]

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