Edgar Lores, a very good man passes to higher ground

Rest in Peace, Edgar Edgar Lores was my friend. He made this blog work, he made it logical, he made it honest, he made it sincere. He gave us line upon line of rich insight. For years. He made weak blogs strong and strong blogs meaningful. His own authored articles reflect the passion with which … Continue reading

Twitter as a source of real information

By JoeAm I’ve found that my best source of information is Twitter. I had not expected this when I first signed on a few years ago. But it is not just a chit-chat medium. First of all, there is a lot of information flying around in our news universe, some trustworthy, much not. I can’t … Continue reading

The three burdens we leave to our youth

By JoeAm Adults of today are losers. They are leaving the kids of today three huge burdens: Global warming Poisoned discourse Dysfunctional government (Philippines, US, UK, etc) None of these burdens will be cured by the next president. Or the next. They are built into our way of life. Global warming Disasters are coming. Heat, … Continue reading

Why do Filipinos see incidents, not concepts?

By JoeAm And it is just not Filipinos. It seems that the whole social media buzz saw has chopped our attention spans into bite-sized pieces and our analysis into irrelevant trivial pursuits. I recently wrote on Facebook and Twitter that President Aquino had a problem because, although he was successful, the fact that he was … Continue reading

The principles of criticism

By JoeAm Excoriate: verb, to criticize (someone) severely I was excoriated on a social media posting recently when I said Secretary of Foreign Affairs Locsin was a patriot. It was a beat-down like I have never received before. Then I received another when I tried to explain that there was a context for him calling … Continue reading