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After Ondoy: A Photographic Record

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Food, Government, Human Rights, News, People Power, Personal, Philippine politics, Philippines, Society, Travel, Values on October 7, 2009 at 10:16

It has been 10 days since tropical storm “Ondoy” Read the rest of this entry »
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The (sort-of) semiotics of milestones

In Atheism, Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, History, Holidays, Language, Life, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Values on December 19, 2008 at 05:34

To call an act/event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is an affirmation of the meaningfulness of life… (Revised into a somewhat more readable post here.) Read the rest of this entry »

Anamnesis: a poem of despair

In Atheism, Christianity, Faith, God, Life, Literature, Personal, Poem, Poetry, Prayer, Religion, Spirituality, Suicide, Theology, Writing on January 28, 2008 at 02:58

This poem was supposed to have been my suicide note, yet it was the act of writing it that saved my life Read the rest of this entry »

Fellow Avatards, “The Western Air Temple” is finally online!

In Animation, Anime, Entertainment, Internet, Media, News, Personal, Spoilers, Television on December 15, 2007 at 19:42

For which, blame Canada–and God bless them! Follow the link (here), since I can’t seem to embed on WordPress…

Why does doctrine matter? part 2 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Jesus, Logic, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on October 8, 2007 at 00:39

…We were living 2,000 years after the Apostles, in a land thousands of miles from the land they trod. My best friend’s other question was in point: what’s the point? Read the rest of this entry »

Is there a happily ever after? (Barkings, no. 4)

In Life, Love, Opinion, Personal, Thoughts on October 3, 2007 at 19:28

To my friend P__, after she texted that she could no longer imagine a happily ever after:

Me, I think there’s no happily ever after, only home ever after–sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but mostly in-between.  Maybe the question is, when it’s in-between, are you home?

Why does doctrine matter? part 1 of 2

In Bible, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Culture, Debate, Faith, God, Humor, Jesus, Life, Logic, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thomism, Thoughts on September 29, 2007 at 20:42

…Weren’t we just bandying concepts, forming intellectual structures that were fascinating, but in the end, didn’t really matter? Wasn’t Christianity a mere mass of ideas, existing somewhere in a cloud of speculation, but having no link whatsoever with the life we lead? If it’s so real–as indeed, we believed it was–why was it complicated? Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Latin for ‘blog’?

In Blogging, Christianity, Culture, English, Humor, Language, Latin, Life, Opinion, Personal, Thoughts, Writing on September 22, 2007 at 01:32

Question: What are the Latin words for ‘blog’ and ‘blogging’? If there aren’t any as yet, may we use blogis and blogere? Read the rest of this entry »

gehenna

In Faith, God, Life, Personal, Poetry, Spirituality, Thoughts on August 24, 2007 at 10:43

I am not a poet, whatever my delusions to the contrary, albeit I often comfort myself with the thought that I at least “have the heart of a poet, if not the voice” Read the rest of this entry »

Protected: The First Miracle, part 1 of 3

In Culture, Faith, Family, God, Health, Life, Personal, Philippines, Prayer, Religion, Society on August 20, 2007 at 03:53

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