Learning About the T’NALAK 

This is a story inspired by my recent discovery of the T'nalak weave. However, this story is not entirely about the T'nalak itself. If you type "T'nalak" on the search engine, it will probably give you many other blogs and websites that can better explain the true essence of the T'nalak. A better title for this … Continue reading Learning About the T’NALAK 


Dear Carlo Benitez

2/7/2015 Listening to this song couldn't have been more timely than last night, at midnight, when Bill called my attention and shared with me very sad news. Bill was a sophomore in high school when he had to wear a heavier set of shoes and carry more weight on his shoulders. Grief arrived earlier than … Continue reading Dear Carlo Benitez

To Lolo, For Your Smiling Eyes

In his memoir entitled "Colors of the Mountain," author Da Chen wrote a short dedication to his grandfather which says: "To Grandpa, for your smiling eyes." These words ring true, with the joy that shines through when Lolo looks at you and that hint of smile when he closes his eyes. To Lolo, for your … Continue reading To Lolo, For Your Smiling Eyes