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Philippines

Philippines
The Philippines is a land of contrasts. An archipelago of more than 7,100 islands with almost 100 million inhabitants, it is the most Hispanic nation in Asia but a place all its own. From shades of Spanish culture, Roman Catholicism and Islam, American-style malls and fast food, and its very name in honor of King Philip II of Spain, the count [...]

Verda, A Short Story

Verda
Verda is one of the stories in Real Dreams:  Thirty Years of Short Stories. It is also available to read on Wattpad. A Brief History of Verda She rises in the evening sky like a beautiful green gem glowing in the early twilight. Watching over the earth, she bathes it in verdant light at the end of each day. She lies closer to our world than [...]

Bataan Death March, Philippines (Vide...

During my 2014 trip to the Philippines, I retraced the route of the infamous Bataan Death March on the Bataan Peninsula on Luzon Island north of Manila. It was fortuitous that I followed the route on the 72nd anniversary of the March. After the surrender of the U.S.-Filipino Bataan Defense Force during World War II to the Japanese on April 9 [...]