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Inner Demons, White Trash, and the Filipino Survival Instinct

Angels and demons are not just beliefs in the Philippines, they are real and easy to discover if you live here for a while.  The Spanish influence seems to have created a breeding ground for demons in almost every intimate relationship. Living together is a challenge all over the world, with jealousy and self-righteousness as […]

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Safe City

This is one of the first images I made here in Davao trying to capture the core of the reason why the city is safe. Official travel advice often tells you to avoid Mindanao, but I’m very happy that I did not listen to them.  Most places here are safe, and Davao is a very […]

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The Shadow of an Eagle

“Elected officials must serve the greater good no matter what it takes, like a father protecting and disciplining his family”. (Provincial Governor in Davao from 1959 to 1965, Vicente Duterte). A small and harmless sparrow, The Red Maya, was up to 1995 the national symbol of the Philippines. But the popular president at that time, […]

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Mentality is Destiny

“Mentality is Destiny” is the first article on this website. I have asked my husband to write it and to include the best general advice he can think of after a long life as a sailor, actor, film director, film producer, and author. The result thrilled me; it’s so crystal-clear and simple. It touched something […]