CRUISE CHRONICLES # 3 – THE ART AUCTION

Did I mention Art Auctions at sea? Yes, they really do hold them on board the Noordam. And, to make sure we all knew about it, loudspeakers had been proudly heralding yesterday’s auction of “important contemporary works of art” since we set sail on March 26th.   Now these auctions, I soon discovered, are definitely … Continue reading CRUISE CHRONICLES # 3 – THE ART AUCTION

CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR

An Academic Paper for The University for Peace in Costa Rica - by Caroline Kennedy   The first time I became personally involved with “global initiatives” involving theatre was in 1982 when Peace Child International, a British NGO, was conceived in the living room of a friends’ house in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, some fifty miles north of London. “Wouldn’t … Continue reading CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR

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

IMELDA HAS A $829 BILLION IDEA TO SAVE THE WORLD

I have decided to publish this article by Norman Pearlstine from October 2013 because it demonstrates quite clearly that Imelda hasn't changed. She is still peddling the weird ideas she was pushing back in the early 70s, a combination of wacky New Age philosophy mixed with a small dose of fact (just for the skeptics) … Continue reading IMELDA HAS A $829 BILLION IDEA TO SAVE THE WORLD

Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes – Chapter One

Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands, 3 January 1762 As I gazed out over the massive bows of the “London”, it seemed to me that in all my Eastern wanderings, I had rarely seen anything to compare with this enchanting spot. The surroundings islands – and there were many – appeared fertile, lush and well-cultivated. Gentle, undulating … Continue reading Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes – Chapter One

Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes (working title)

(I have long wished to write a novel set in the Philippines. But, never having written fiction before, I never felt comfortable or confident enough to do it. However, after many years of researching the lives of early travellers in the Far East, I had gathered so much material and decided recently to sit down … Continue reading Diamonds on the Soles of Their Shoes (working title)