Christmas stockings filler for peace

By Edgar O. Cruz (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 5, 2015 - 12:00am (Left) Caroline Kennedy by Franco Patriarcha (RIGHT) Bencab’s The Family MANILA, Philippines – “Do they know it’s Christmas?” Asks a poignant but pointed question by the eponymous 1984 song composed by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure as performed by the supergroup Band … Continue reading Christmas stockings filler for peace

LIFE AND DEATH IN ZADAR

By Caroline Kennedy 1993 Over the years friends have given up asking me what I am doing. Few of them are ever surprised any more. From journalist to radio producer, from traveller to film researcher, from actress to antique dealer, from jewellery designer to theatre director - at some time or another I have dabbled … Continue reading LIFE AND DEATH IN ZADAR

What If?

What if you made your way home from work one day, or from shopping in your local supermarket or, like 11-year-old Merima, coming home from school? And, just as you do every day, you turn the corner to enter your street… But...what if...where your street used to be there is a huge, gaping crater...and, further up … Continue reading What If?

ADAPTING TO LIFE IN A WAR ZONE

by Caroline Kennedy On a scorching summer’s day in 1992 the television news reported a fierce attack on the town of Split on the Dalmatian Coast, some 100kms from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Split was a town I knew quite well. My mother was from Dubrovnik just a few miles down the coast. At … Continue reading ADAPTING TO LIFE IN A WAR ZONE