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The Subversive Power of Poetry   By Virginia J. Pasalo “QUISIERON enterrarnos, pero se les olvido que somos semillas.” is a battlecry of the Zapatistas, a leftist group in Mexico. It means, “They tried to bury us, they forgot we were seeds.” This “Mexican proverb” is actually a paraphrase of a two-lines poem of Greek […]

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Still   By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo 2017 is passing. Christmas songs are being played again. Soon 2018 will be here with some surprises. The surprises I can deal with, but the challenges need more effort. Challenges need more effort especially because they have something to do with family and friends, people I love, who demand […]

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Pink rain   By Virginia J. Pasalo THE trees danced like clusters of dog tails wagging to welcome their master. There seems to be acceptance and even happiness at this sudden downpour, cleansing the ground from where the trees stood. The lightning had lately decided to come closer to earth. Why the lightning repositioned itself […]

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How bad can you get?   By Virginia J. Pasalo I just watched The Dark Knight, a 2008 American superhero film co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film focuses on Batman’s fight against a new villain, the Joker (Heath Ledger) and his relationships with district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and his old friend […]

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Hope and desperation   By Virginai J. Pasalo ACCORDING to my dear friend, Armi Bangsal-Lorica, being appointed in government is like playing the musical chair, where a number of individuals go around chairs with one chair pulled out each time so that one individual is taken out at every turn. In the process, you must […]

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An eco-cultural imperative By Virginia J. Pasalo WE build on the foundations of culture and history to guide our paths. Clearly the word, “Your Honor” is no longer a title of honor unless deserved. More than the strategy that ensured victory, is the ability to inspire, respect, and mobilize citizens to respect each other’s humanity […]

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Embracing the moment By Virginia J. Pasalo   IT is late. I just woke up to music that makes me dance with the stars. Life is sweet, even under stress. I can imagine myself walking towards an airplane bound for Milan, from an airport in Zurich, the excitement of the engines roaring, the panorama of […]

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Vanishing Light By Virginia J. Pasalo     Are You angry? I believe so. You are angry. With or without reason You must be to allow desecration of sacred spaces to burn, to smash, to mangle.   We must have displeased You displeased, yes, displeased for how else can You explain the falling? bombs are […]

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Finding the beautiful in the mess By Virginia J. Pasalo   NOT so very long ago, I used to cry over oppressors and bullies in my life. My father dealt with my crying by making me face my tormentors and taught me to engage them in their own fight. It was a liberating feeling to […]

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