Tag Archives: America

Loving America in the Age of Trump

Every Fourth of July, I reflect on what I love about our country. This is more important than ever in the presidency of Donald Trump. With the increase in political polarization in this country, and with Trump making personal attacks … Continue reading

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Loving American in the 4th of July

Another 4th of July has come upon us and I reflect on this country that I have lived all my life. My parents came to this country from the Philippines 60 years ago and they both deeply love this country. … Continue reading

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A Cartoon for July 4, 2013

On this 4th of July, I reflect on the things about this country that I love. I do not think this country is perfect, but I love this country for the great history of reform that has expanded the reach … Continue reading

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The Social Protest Poetry of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was one of the greatest poets to come out of early twentieth century. Hughes was one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, a rich time in the New York borough of Harlem where African American writers, … Continue reading

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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July

On July 4, I’ve always reflected on this country that I call my home. The United States has made many mistakes in the course of its history, but it has also achieved a lot of great things that all Americans … Continue reading

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The Weekend Before Halloween At Occupy San Jose

On Halloween weekend I dropped by Occupy San Jose to see if anything was going on. They were having face painting and various other activities for children who were visiting with their parents. I spent some time talking to the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 9/11

This morning I heard a good sermon on the 9/11 attacks at my church. My pastor talked about the effect it had on the people in our parish, and to our nation. Last week they had passed out red stars … Continue reading

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