The Cry for Freedom

A Thoughtful Greeting to My Young Philippine Friends in Laguna: You just finished your Independence Day. It is an important mark. Your day recognizes freedom from Spain, who is now one of your friends. Our independence recognizes freedom from England, who is now one of our friends. Other nations celebrate… Continue reading

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Object of Love by Voice

The concept is utterly simple: sheep know the shepherd’s voice. But doesn’t it go further? The baby knows the mother’s voice. A father expressing himself to a son in a loving manner does something no other voice can do. The voice of love, however, is not automatic. It is learned… Continue reading

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Spring Evening in the Dead of Winter

It was a rare end of January with temperatures in the 60s during the day and the high 40s at night. With a clear evening and pleasant conditions with a high moon, it was an excellent time to get some “crater practice”. This morning I walked and found crokuses blooming.… Continue reading

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