Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hunter S. Thompson on our purpose in life

Discouraged and distressed over the current political climate and media coverage in our world today, I find solace in a letter of advice by 22 year old Hunter S. Thompson to his friend Hume Logan on finding your purpose.

Written in 1958, it is timelessly insightful, especially given that Thompson and the world had no idea then that he would become one of the most important writers of the 20th century - gonzo journalism godfatherpundit of media politicsdark philosopher

Friday, August 12, 2016

bully to the back, bully at the front

Around this time last year I blogged about local elections in "make your vote count".

For the Philippines, many breathe easier now, having dodged a bullet when Bongbong - the only son of the Marcos conjugal dictators - failed in his bid for the vice presidency. Yay! for another six year reprieve from yet another Marcos threat.

Wax Figures: Imelda & Ferdinand Marcos

This November it is our fervent hope that our prayers will be answered once more and that Donald Trump will lose as well and fade into the orange sunset of his fake tan.

Fat Cat: can't keep his trap shut

Monday, August 1, 2016

book review? writing ideals? social commentary?

This book being marketed as a sequel to the Millennium Trilogy has definitely stirred a hornet's nest.

For fans of author Steig Larsson who mourned his untimely demise in 2004, even before his first book was out, the new release of a Lisbeth Salander novel is a mixed bag of surprise and speculation.

For followers of this gifted and beloved writer who was plucked from our world all too quickly and too soon, we are caught between a rock and a hard place as we witness the drama behind his legacy unfold in the hands of others.