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Flea market of ideas

HOW CAN a minutest, bothersome insect be of benefit to you and me? Any teeny-weeny bit of goodness to society? Only when we speak...

A riddle by Mark Twain

FIRST and foremost, Who is Mark Twain? If you think my question is silly, superfluous, or too over-the-top, then you are intelligent or very much...

Democracy Now! – forever and ever

THE MOST insightful, provocative OPINION columns I’ve come across with are anthologized in Amy Goodman’s BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER. Enthralling viewpoints from Democracy Now!...

‘The pen is mightier than the sword’

LEAFING through the souvenirs I’ve accumulated from the DOSC (Downtown Oakland Senior Center) in California of Uncle Sam country— what else but the beloved...

The country is greater than its presidents

DID WE ever have a President who upheld the good of the country rather than his own? Look back into our array of past...

Down memory lane – with music

WHAT song ignites your past? Like a blazing torch that lights up the nooks and crannies of the mind, all the shadows vanish, and...

Down memory lane – with poetry

CAN YOU turn back the hands of time? Only through memory that stands the test of time. I’m going down memory lane with...

The world’s most beautiful?

IN 1995, my column was in high praise of Boracay as The World’s Most Beautiful. That was exactly what I told fellow tourists in a 21-day...

Reminiscence on a daughter’s 55th birthday

BY JULIA CARREON-LAGOC Sunday, March 11, 2018 MY DAUGHTER Randy Raissa Lagoc-Dingus turns 55 on March 11, 2018. I have no better idea of a birthday...

When the church bell rang out loud and clear

BY JULIA CARREON-LAGOC Sunday, February 25, 2018 BEYOND Valentine’s Day, February 14, what other day is February famous for? An elementary question for pupils in grade...

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