A letter to the newly bereaved this Christmas

Dear you who has experienced a recent loss,I know, the holidays are the hardest time of the year. I imagine that there are days now when you wish that Christmas could just be erased. Everywhere you look you, there is something that reminds you of your loved one. If the loss has just been a…

The Croc In My Lola’s House

Walking My Crocodile by John Drysdale He was six feet long and wrinkly when I first met him, and his name was Ay-Ay (short for buwaya). Spending time with him was the highlight of my summers in Cebu as a child. Ay-Ay lived under the stairs of my grandmother's house in Cebu. I met him…

Lessons from A Dog Rescue

Mothers will risk everything for their children. Human or animal, it doesn’t matter. There was an incident in our community yesterday that had begun Wednesday evening. I was unsettled that night because all throughout the evening beginning 10PM there was a dog that kept barking. This was unusual because usually after 10PM, aside from the…