CARNEGIE HALL DAYS

 My new home in New York was a studio above Carnegie Hall I shared with my boyfriend, society columnist Joseph X Dever. Our neighbours in some of the other studios included the jazz pianist and cabaret singer Bobby Short, the Italian impresario Gian Carlo Menotti, the famous milliner and NY street photographer Bill Cunningham, the … Continue reading CARNEGIE HALL DAYS

WANTING TO BE EDDIE

A Cautionary Tale set in Nicaragua in 1996 by Caroline Kennedy High up in his lonely retreat on the Maribios Mountains, Terry Chapman surveys the golden beaches and the viridian waters of the Pacific Ocean 1500 metres below him. Standing on the cliff edge surrounded by towering hardwoods, he watches for a moment as, in … Continue reading WANTING TO BE EDDIE

HOW NOT TO CATCH A SERIAL RAPIST

  (or How Following in the Footsteps of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Can Lead to Serious Trouble!) With the long overdue disclosures of many brave women around the world who have suffered sex abuse at the hands of, mainly powerful, men, I thought it was time to revisit a terrifying experience I lived through on … Continue reading HOW NOT TO CATCH A SERIAL RAPIST

ONLY MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAN BLOCK MARCOS’S BURIAL

I am reposting this article so more people will have the chance to read it. I am hoping its author, Herbert Docena, will not mind my doing so. I am glad to see he is a young man who may never even have experienced the worst excesses of the Marcos years. But he has read … Continue reading ONLY MASS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAN BLOCK MARCOS’S BURIAL

#NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

Here is an article by Shakira Sison that is important for all young people to read so they know exactly what really happened under martial law, what the true cost of human suffering was. Maybe your families were the lucky ones. Maybe your families made money through the corruption of the Marcos regime. Maybe your family … Continue reading #NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear

ESSAY FROM A FORMER MARCOS LOYALIST

I am posting this by a former Marcos loyalist as I think it adds weight to the discussion on this site.  I grew up in a somewhat Marcos loyalist family. My late lola used to keep a portrait of the Marcos family on her old and bulky radio in her room. And as far as … Continue reading ESSAY FROM A FORMER MARCOS LOYALIST

WOMEN TORTURE SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT

by KRIS LANOT LACABA Kris Lanot Lacaba is a writer, poet, essayist and actor. His father, Jose (Pete) Lacaba (journalist, screenwriter and editor) was a friend of mine during the late 60s and early 70s. Pete was imprisoned in Camp Crame during martial law. Pete's brother, Eman, another poet was murdered in 1976 in Davao … Continue reading WOMEN TORTURE SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT