January 5, 2020

Anyone who grew up reading Time Magazine, when it was just one of the few printed publications and before the arrival of multimedia and online news sites— is knowledgeable about the mag’s Person of the Year in its cover and feature. I looked forward...

January 2, 2020

 Portland, Maine--Yesterday, I watched Clarence get his wings in "It's A Wonderful Life".  As Auld Lang Syne was being sung, a feeling of nostalgia enveloped me, and I began to think of my most memorable New Years Eve and a most memorable old acquain...

December 2, 2019

Portland, Maine — I was fresh out of receiving my MBA from the School of Business at Andrews University. After spending a year or so writing Certificates of Need and new business plans at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, their CEO, Bob Wille...

December 1, 2019

  Manila— My most recent journey would have been perfect except for a glitch. As I was preparing to leave Africa after attending an international conference, my flight was canceled. I wasn’t ready for something like it but the airline staff was kind...

November 4, 2019

I am visually disabled. My left eye didn’t make it after a surgery last year to correct retinal detachment. It can only sense faint movements and some light. Fortunately, a similar operation five years ago saved my right eye, so it is my one remainin...

November 3, 2019

 “Everything I learned about food I learned from a woman. It started with my grandmother’s hands, which touched everything I ate as a child. They were frail, wrinkled and clenched with the muscle memory of a lifetime of cooking,” wrote Brooklyn-born...

November 3, 2019

Guam’s own, Patrick Hogan made his long-awaited  homecoming to participate in the Guam International Film Festival (GIFF) to showcase his short film “Virtually,” a sci-fi romantic story.

Hogan got into filming when he was growing up on Guam. He h...

November 2, 2019

Portland, Maine—In 1990 I enjoyed my first cruise aboard the QE2 (Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth II). What a classic ship and what a great on-board culture the British Cunard Line had developed. Some of my fondest memories come from that cruise with Elm...

October 3, 2019

Portland, Maine — In last month’s column about legendary physicians, I was reminded about the talents of Dr. Jorge Garcia, heart surgeon extraordinaire. This resulted in my remembering his involvement in an unusual set of circumstances, which is the...

September 30, 2019

Manila— Ernest Hemingway was said to have spent time in coffee shops writing. I read up somewhere his story about how he went to a pleasant and warm coffee shop, ordered a cafe au lait and started writing after he took out a notebook and pen from his...

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