A proper interpretation of the UPV cheer

Posted by Joe America To understand the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) cheer that is being criticized by Duterte supporters and propaganda network (DDS), you have to have a brain and a basic understanding of satire as a literary device. Satire, noun, the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize … Continue reading

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

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