The Power of the Sun

Day 11 of the Covid Chronicle Today, I want to talk the power of the sun. I have had challenges this week including taking a relative to the hospital and a doctor-friend called me for a long conversation on how one does self-isolation the correct way: a key ingredient is sunlight. Park the car in…

Day 9 Leftovers

Day 9 Covid Chronicles and I am beginning to appreciate having Leftovers. The photo above shows the food items I bought while travelling in 2019 and didn’t consume.  One picks up a lot of little things as presents for others (pasalubong) and also for one’s home (souvenir). On the third version of community quarantine guidelines,…

CoChro Day 4

God sees the giver, the salt of earth, the light of the world.    May more light the world with hope and love these next days.

COVID CHRONICLE 1

 I mourn my more carefree way of life before this virus reached our shores.   I pray for his soul.   I weep because there will be no wake, no eulogy, no tributes for this deserving and kind man. I am sad for his spouse who is now in required isolation.  She grieves without a hand to hold or a warm hug.  Sadly, their protective dogs are not allowed in the medical facility.   I hope to see her one day.

Sparks Memory – Along the Konmari Way

Townhouse living means a lifestyle of always keeping what matters at home.  When we decided to move to Gingham Lane, we gave up a suburban home lifestyle.  Moving  from 450 square meters to 107 requires frequent decisions about one s personal belongings.    It means accepting an annual season for serious decluttering.  This is best…

Lego Let Go

As part of my New Year s resolution to lose weight, I decided to also lose weight or rather mass in our home.   I decided to begin the clean up during Lent.  Someone suggested on Facebook to give up one thing everyday for 40 days.    The decluttering bug stuck beyond Easter and  I…

Herstory of Home I

I have been living on Gingham Lane for three (3) years now and writing about it for one (1) year.    It was a long road to this Home.    Rather than a History of this Home, I have a Herstory.    I was inspired to write this from a conversation I had with my…

A List of Lifetime Lists

I write this article as I find it in my To Do List for Sunday.  No matter that I am late by a day.   There is some satisfaction in seeing it on my list for November 20, 2016 and checking it or scratching it out to mean the task is completed.   Then to…

On Living and Writing

Today, I was asked “Why do I write?” Simply, I write to live. First, it is required in my profession. I am a lawyer. While most people consider the stereotype of a lawyer who is arguing in the Courtroom, the vast majority of legal work is really, WRITING. From law school entrance exams to law…

Making LOGL ‘s 100 List of 2016 

I wish I could say I thought about this but actually I read it as part of @michelleweber ‘s Blogging 101 course.   She asked us to look for other blogs we might like.  My reader fell upon Berdadisini s 100 list.   I envied this blogger s experience of crossing off more than 50 percent…

Hindsight: High School

Photo is from the St. Scholastica’s College website .    It is called St. Gertrude but we all called it the High School Quadrangle. It’s my high school reunion tomorrow.    I am looking forward to it.   I have made arrangements to see some of my friends, bosom buddies and acquaintances.   I reserved place at the private function…