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Indolence as insolence

My recent three-day bout with the flu was anything but normal. Younger, I was of the habit of easily dispensing with the bone and...

‘What’s going to happen now?’

The previous weekend saw me and my wife in the middle of two very important events: a dinner invitation by none other than National...

Falling asleep in the time of the ‘Woke’ generation

  Growing old is not what I thought it would be. As the Polish poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert wrote, it’s like owning a dog-eared dictionary,...

Why press freedom? Why not responsible journalism?

We hear it often said how important press freedom is to the nation’s sociopolitical health. The reason being is that information is currency, and with...

Caligula and the weaponization of humiliation

I’m no historian. Call me a history buff with an insatiable liking for what is either vintage or ancient. I love reading anything that...

Dengue de Rigueur

Summer comes, and with it mosquitoes and dengue. Even as the holiday cold fritters away, the Department of Health has already noticed an alarming spike...

A little lesson in journalistic accuracy

In journalism, there are two ways—and these must be achieved simultaneously—to guarantee accuracy. First, go hot on the trail of the facts, thereby securing backdrop,...

Jolo on my mind

  The first filtered photographs that did the rounds of social media came to me as a shock. The explosion ripped the old wooden pews like...

Suffer the little children

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” — Novelist James Baldwin Let’s begin...

Trigger warning

A long a narrow pavement behind the garage of our old home, on a cold night too distant to recall in detail, I stood...

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