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When Panic Sets In

When Panic Sets In

I drove myself to the pharmacy. Coming out of it, I could not find my car in the parking lot. Walking back and forth and not finding it, I began to panic. Then I woke up. An awful dream. Which triggered a migraine. It didn't help that I've started taking pills which...

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Darius and His Allergies

Darius and His Allergies

A kid and his park are soon parted—at least momentarily, for Darius whose one great love is playing in the park with his friends. A few months back, Darius joined an art competition in his school (Wolf Canton Elementary School, Chula Vista, San Diego). Not only did...

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The Judas in Us

The Judas in Us

There will always be someone—in a family, team or organization—pursuing his own dubious agenda. Take Judas. Yes, that Judas. Called by Jesus to His team yet sold Him off for 30 pieces of silver. "What happened to this disciple who supposedly left everything to follow...

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Intuit It

Intuit It

Engineers, architects, artists design material objects—impressing us with structures, machines, and creations so utilitarian yet awesome. If finite human beings can do this, why not God, who created you and me? Consider the peacock showing off its plumage—marvelous in...

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I Blew It!

I Blew It!

How many times have you and I uttered this line―aftermath of our wrong decisions, hastily-formed opinions or careless utterances? Some of the consequences? Missed opportunities or promotions. Even soured relationships. Oh, I could write a book about my own duh-moments...

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This Little Boast of Mine

This Little Boast of Mine

Who's more euphoric when a child does something exceptional? His parents? Or his grandparents? Yes, this sense of jumping for joy and shouting alleluia, plus the urge to show these feats off. This lola is guilty as charged. Believe me, it takes a lot of self-control...

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Hungry

Hungry

By Yay Padua Olmedo My granddaughter Coco is always at it—eating! Her all-time favorite? Blueberries, yum! Her mom Opalyn fondly calls her "my very hungry caterpillar," referencing Eric Carle's very popular and multi-awarded children's book. So naturally, when Coco...

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STATUS: In A Relationship

STATUS: In A Relationship

By Yay Padua-Olmedo Our universe and earth-life are all about relationships, symbiosis or mutuality. The sun's radiation and rotation affect not only our climates and sense of night and day but also our health and overall well-being. Plants―while giving us shade,...

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Dust and God

Dust and God

By Yay Padua-Olmedo "Prove to me that there is a God and I will resign," said the President. We don't know God's "how" and "when" but he's in for a knee-shattering response—if he has not gotten it yet. A humbling fact: He's but dirt. You and I are. We need to be...

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Words

Words

We get inundated daily by a torrent of words — some plain gibberish, others informative or inspiring, a lot of them we wished we never heard because of their crassness or irreverence. Words, it seems, have life. Because their meanings or implications fuel our...

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