Almost no one will read this article because it is long and contains the word ‘paucity’

By JoeAm In the old days, when we received letters and picked up the ringing phone which had a wire attached, and read the newspaper or caught the news on the TV, we lived with simple understandings. One of them was that this is real. The letter is truly from Cousin Sylvia, the phone call … Continue reading

A time of rest

  By JoeAm When I was in the US, I grew roses. Roses there are different than the resilient Philippine variety, which are scrawny as if wracked by poverty, yet still beautiful when a cluster of them erupt in bloom. American roses are bushier, lusher, bigger of bloom, and more strongly aromatic. Roses love two … Continue reading

Anatomy of a Dust-Up

By JoeAm I have reproduced below a comment by Edgar Lores from the discussion from the last article that generated a social media firestorm and some hurt feelings. Edgar’s examination of the dust-up is well within character for him, orderly, earnest in search of understanding, and downright brilliant. J.A. Edgar wrote . . .  _______________ … Continue reading

Change to Policy and Terms: Guest Article Submissions

By JoeAm Until now, The Society of Honor has been open to guest articles from the general public. This poses a problem in that it is risky to publish works from unknown sources. Therefore, guidelines for the blog have been changed to allow submissions only from known contributors or from known public figures. Known contributors … Continue reading

Heydarian on “petty, elitist, self-absorbed” liberals

By JoeAm A lot of people concluded these past few days that political pundit Richard Heydarian had left his middle ground of carefully parsed objectivity to put his full weight behind the Duterte government. It started with this tweet:     It didn’t make sense to me, that DDS-Marcos folk could back families known for … Continue reading