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

The Philippines: “Slip slidin’ away”

By Joe America I love Paul Simon’s work. He was asked once how he developed such rich lyrics and he said they just came out, and he wrote them down and sang them. Sometimes they had no meaning. Well, I suppose they have whatever meaning the listener overlays onto them. I overlay the Philippines onto … Continue reading

5 Steps to Make the Most of Your Reading

It is a pleasure to introduce James Sia as a guest author here at the Society of Honor. He brings the wisdom of youth to the blog, something that we of many years may at times fail to appreciate. James resides in Mindanao and has been following our discussions for some time. The subject matter of his … Continue reading

A Short Analysis of “Bato sa Buhangin”

x By Edgar Lores The Tagalog song, “Bato sa Buhangin” is a collaboration between composer Ernani Cuenco (1936 – 1988) and lyricist Roberto Nicolas Rigor (1946 – 2016). The song has been covered by several singers and bands, notably Cinderella, Ogie Alcasid, Didith Reyes, and Mark Bautista. Rigor, whose nickname is “Snaffu,” wrote many other hits such … Continue reading

The Akashic Records

w By Edgar Lores Have you heard of the Akashic Records? I am almost sure you have as I have mentioned it a couple of times in my comments here at The Society. I first came across the term in college many moons ago when I read about Edgar Cayce (1877-1945).  Cayce is the famous … Continue reading