An Exercise in Divination

Owing to the mysterious nature of life, man, from the beginning, has been fascinated with divining the future. We are familiar with the story of the Three Magi, who divined from the position of the stars, that the Messiah was coming, and that the birth was to be heralded by a giant star. Modern man…

A Synchronicity from Orion

From the Dogon to the ancient Egyptians, the Orion Constellation is revered as gods. We have thus substantiated this fact with our current work on Orion, by focusing on the Orion’s Belt, otherwise known as The Three Kings. And it doesn’t disappoint. Here are the recent (September 27, 2014) visual messages from Orion. The vibe…

In Praise of Lanzones

September is when we have a surfeit of lanzones in Leyte, Philippines. The fruit reminds us of our dear mother, who passed away this month back in 1997–people would offer bunches of the fruit at her interment, and our grief was a bit assuaged knowing that it was the fruit of the gods. Lansium parasiticum…

The Orion’s Belt: An Epiphany

Intermittently, we do have dreams about a huge spaceship hovering above the night sky, its colored lights aflicker–that seemed to have a mind of its own, intent on doing us harm.  Our heart would seem to jump out of our rib cage, and we would cower in fear.  We would dart around, and the spaceship…

A Repost: A Philippine Hero: Benigno Aquino III

By Joe America It seems to me that it is time to stop referring to the President casually, as if he were our pal, an ordinary guy we demanded be our president because he was of good parentage and decent character. For me, it is now Mr. President, or the President, or Benigno Aquino III,…

What is the Inquirer’s game?

Originally posted on The Society of Honor: the Philippines:
My general impression for some years has been that, of all the nation’s newspaper publications, the Daily Inquirer is the best, the most respected and popular. It offers broad news coverage and appears to have no discernible axes to grind. The newspaper does work the sensationalist angle to boost circulation by…

Mike Rowe: A Transcript: Learning from Dirty Jobs

Note: My fascination with the nitty-gritty jobs done by farmers, carpenters, jobbers, shipbuilders and others, has not gone away. considering that theirs is the bedrock of society. Development is nothing without the input of hard labor. Very wrong indeed for us to insulate our progeny from doing the hard choices. After all, even the electrons…

The Milan, a prefab shipping container home | Nova Deko Modular

Originally posted on Small House Bliss:
Australian firm Nova Deko Modular builds modular houses in a wide range of sizes, marketing the smaller ones as “granny flats“. Of those, one of the larger ones is the Milan, based on a standard 40′ shipping container. These photos show an upgraded version with several options not included…

In defense of PNoy

Originally posted on The Society of Honor: the Philippines:
The way it was . . . [Photo source: Rappler] Guest article by Dolly Gonzales Let’s consider first the Supreme Court, and in particular Chief Justice Sereno. Then we can look at PNoy’s performance as President. ? SUPREME COURT “I ask you to judge me by the enemies…

The Return of Jesus

We start off our discourse with the following quote from Laurence Krauss: “Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You…