On Love and Self

There are stages of love as well as grief. I suspect more people know the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Few people understand that love has stages as well: infatuation, passion, routine (or restless), partnership, companionship. If grief comes about through loss of loved one, where does love come in? Love comes with loss of self, meaning love causes self to become … Continue reading On Love and Self

On Love: Its Toll and Reward

Love isn’t cheap, although love can be cheapened. Love at any cost exacts an incalculable toll on the human soul. A five-dollar short time will get you love in Olongapo City, but what kind of love is that? Even a ten-dollar long time, an all-nighter, gets you nothing but relief, one more conquest to secure your manhood, and another sea story for the guys at work. Where’s the love? Where’s the … Continue reading On Love: Its Toll and Reward

What I WILL Be Doing Christmas Day

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Washing dishes. That’s right, I will be washing dishes.  On Christmas day, Peace House will be making breakfast and dinner for the homeless. I heard that last year around 200 people showed up. I am grateful for having a place to stay and feeling useful. My cooking skills on a gas stove sucks, but I am a champion… Continue reading What I WILL Be Doing Christmas Day