Environment

Wow, Talking Books again?

I’ve made seven cross country trips (The USA) during my time both in the Navy and sailing for MSC, as you can surmise from the number of trips, they were not all round trip. But all were solitary or at least six trips were, most taken on I-10 Florida to California or vice-versa and one…

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Trash segregation in the Philippines!

I’m applying for a business license here in Davao City. One of the requirements is to attend a seminar for “The City Environment and Natural Resources Office” (they called it CENRO). It’s the garbage disposal/collections here in the city. The City has implemented a mandatory waste segregation scheme since 2009 under the Ecological Solid Waste Management…

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Robin Williams and his Philippine Connection

Robin and Marsha Garces Williams

It was a sad week this past week for many people.  A comedian and acting genius left us.  Yes, Robin Williams checked out and moved on.  Williams’ death was an apparent suicide, he had suffered from depression over the years, in addition to substance abuse problems.  Apparently, Williams hung himself earlier this week.  It left…

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Climbing the tree of life

The Coconut tree is also called the tree of life.  It is called this because it truly offers many health benefits and even life saving properties. There are literally dozens of benefits that can be derived from the coconut fruit and the tree itself.  It can quench your thirst, it can offer you nutrition, it…

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Josh and Rogelio

Josh and Rogelio

Manila is a tough place.  It’s tough in many ways.  Manila is a city of 20 Million, and is considered to be the most densely populated city in the world.  Living in Manila is not easy, especially if you don’t have much in the way of finances.  This is true whether you are a Filipino…

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A New Year – A Fresh Start?

Round Fruits

As I write this, the calendar on the wall is still of the Year 2012 variety.  For good reason, too – this article is being written on New Year’s Eve.  While it will appear in print sometime early in the New Year, its composition is in the old.  It takes time for the writing, editing and…

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