back to reading

Now that I'm going to start teaching again, I have to get back to reading. I have to catch up on a lot of books that I'll need to brush up on for class. I've had a difficulty reading since last year when my eyesight started to get bad. Reading has become difficult. Even reading…Read more back to reading

contemporary voices

Here in my room in Bacolod, I found my old college book "Prentice Hall Literature World Masterpieces," a huge volume of over a thousand pages of prose, poetry, and drama from all over the world and from the beginning of the written word. It's actually a pretty magnificent book.    And I started going through…Read more contemporary voices

Things to do on August

No Filter ends on August 2 (insert sad face here) and while we are gearing up for our last weekend, I'm also looking ahead -- as far as August -- to get my life back together and, of course, there's a lot of work to be done. I have to get back to a state…Read more Things to do on August

read more

My reading habits have gone from bad to worse and I'm very much ashamed. I didn't get into the habit of reading until much, much later in life. I used to collect comic books as a kid but only really looked through the pictures and only read enough to get the story. I used to…Read more read more

the waiting game

In the last month, I've submitted my poems for publication to three different organisations or groups. I was asked to submit, for consideration, my writing for an annual zine. I also saw a call for submissions for fictionists and poets who have not yet published their own solo book for an anthology. I also submitted…Read more the waiting game

“Am I Still Cultured?”

The other day, maybe two or three nights ago, I was struck by this overwhelming fear that I might have be too remiss with my reading and that I have, somehow, become less of what I am supposed to be. Here I am, this cultural snob with aspirations for a certain quality of high-mindedness and…Read more “Am I Still Cultured?”