Lessons from a defeat

« Originally posted  on: September 26, 2008, 03:23:32 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR The silence was deafening, though outside the SSC-R Stags’ dugout the Cuneta Astrodome was filled with the noise of drums and cheers. Inside there was stunned silence. And very loooong. Most players were seated on the floor, some … [Read more...]

Places and Faces

« Originally posted on: May 07, 2008, 09:48:44 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR “You might want the kalumpang kiosk”, the caretaker told me as I entered Tala beach. The beach is at the other end of our street in Calatrava, in northern Negros, and I am almost a daily patron when I vacation with a sister at our ancestral house in … [Read more...]

Paying a Debt

« Originally posted on: August 11, 2008, 09:45:56 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR “Promises are made to be broken” is an expression you wished were not that common. But you hear it often and its frequency seems a confirmation of its truth. Against its tyranny, we can invoke another, not so that we fall from one tyrant to … [Read more...]

Matters of the Heart

« Originally Posted on: December 11, 2007, 06:28:06 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR   When I started this blog last August, I chose the title Monday Moorings. The word combines mornings, musings, and, yes, moorings. The blog aims to greet the reader on Monday mornings; to share with her/him my musings on my current life and … [Read more...]

Bowled over in Bohol

«Originally Posted on: July 01, 2008, 10:18:35 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR I must admit that the jokes of my grade school days were not too flattering for Boholanos. Foxy Cebuanos were always putting one over their simple, laid-back neighbors. It was ages ago that I had gotten over those jokes, having known, befriended and admired … [Read more...]

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Pheromones and Free Will

«Originally Posted on: February 05, 2008, 10:53:51 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR   From a distance they are a sight to behold. One instant they are like a gigantic billowed sail, the next they are shaped like an hourglass, and just as suddenly a dark muslin ribbon on a slomo whiplash. In a flash they change shape and … [Read more...]

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A bug that unblocks

« Originally Posted on: January 29, 2008, 11:02:52 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR   What to write about? Veteran journalists occasionally experience the writer’s block. What excuse can occasional bloggers make for not meeting their self-imposed deadlines? Is it called a blogger’s block, or bug, or what? Tell you frankly, … [Read more...]

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The Pupil of His Eyes

«Originally Posted on: December 20, 2007, 12:17:37 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR We like surprises. That’s why gifts are wrapped –  an everyday sight during this season of surprises which is Christmas – to heighten the suspense of guessing what’s inside. I come to my office this morning of 19 December and I am surprised, … [Read more...]

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