I Have Returned

Seventy-three ago today, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said, “I have returned.” Below is an excerpt from “BAHALA NA (Come What May”: “On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before the Leyte landing, MacArthur spoke through a radio transmitter announcing . …

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Fifty years ago, I came to America as a legal immigrant

Fifty years ago on October 14, 1967, I stepped out of a Philippine Airline flight from Manila into a new country with a third preference visa for professionals. I was a CPA from the Philippines. I arrived at Honolulu International Airport with my vanity case, my handbag with my Philippines passport and a hundred dollars …

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Do I take the 2017 NaNoWriMo Challenge or not?

I took the NaNoWriMo challenge in 2013 with The Iron Butterfly, a story based on the life of my grandmother, a young widow with nine children to support after her husband died unexpectedly. She was a strong woman of great conviction. I won the challenge and self-published The Iron Butterfly in 2015 after several edits …

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How to Stay Debt Free While Living on Social Security and Stay Happy

Are you one of those people who can’t seem to keep up with your expenses? Keeping up with the Joneses will put you in the poor house. We had, even while my husband and I were both gainfully employed at that time. I was making good money and more so than my husband. But in …

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Rose Day of Remembrance – September 11

“To remember, lest we forget.” There isn't an American who is not affected by that tragedy at the New York Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Everyone who died in that tragedy left someone behind who loved them. Rose is a flower of love. To honor and pay tribute to all the victims of the …

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New Words to Improve your Vocabulary

 The more I read, the more I find out that there are plenty of words I don't even know exist and have no idea what it means. Most of the words below come from the book “Fallen Leaves” by Will Durant, the same author of the eleven volumes of “Story of Civilization”. The man is …

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The Wentworth Legacy Giveaways

Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Wentworth Legacy: A Long Island Novel (Kindle Edition) by Rosalinda R Morgan.   Winners will be randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 2 winners.   Requirements for participation: ·         Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. ·         18+ years …

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