Category Archives: LQ POV

“Chapter 6: Drama, with Example” from STARTERS

DEFINITION  DRAMA is a unique literary form because – unlike creative non-fiction, fiction, and even poetry – it is also a performance art. In other words, it is meant to be seen and heard, not read, by a captive audience … Continue reading

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I Am That Old

Back in 2004, I wrote a musing called “Not That Old,” when I received in the mail a card from AARP. At the time, I found it hilarious because 1) I was only 32 years old, 2) I’d only been … Continue reading

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Independence Day in the USA

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It’s America’s 240th birthday today, and these two past posts of mine still do a good job explaining in a nutshell what I believe as a naturalized US citizen, whose parents immigrated to the US from the Marcos-martial-law-era Philippines, back … Continue reading

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The Virtue of Crushing Routine

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Long-time members of my readership know that I grew up in a Navy family. By the age of ten, I moved four times, crossing the Pacific Ocean and the continental United States three times, and attending four different elementary schools. … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be in 2026

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It’s Easter Sunday, and for the past forty days and forty nights (the Lenten season before Easter) I haven’t done the traditional “New Year’s Resolution, Catholic-Style” of giving up red meat, coffee, or whatever food I should be partaking less … Continue reading

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