Grounded*

*Part 2 of the ED BANNISTER series. Extract from my Photography blog, Through Frog Eyes. Each month a guest photographer is featured and a short story is woven around a set of photographs. This is where photography and creative writing find a common platform. For this month, all the stories will be connected in a series, ushering in Thanksgiving and Advent. Please click on the link to read the previous stories and the complete version of the story below with the full set of photographs.  The road seemed to stretch out endlessly in front of him, but Alexander did not mind it…

The Blue Eagles Take A Stand

9 November 2016 Memo to         :           The University Community Subject            :           Marcos burial issue On 8 November 2016, the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines decided to allow the burial of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the historic and symbolic Libingan ng mga Bayani. With no hesitation, the Ateneo de Manila University expresses its indignation over this decision, calling this an act of convenient equivocation and injustice on the part of the Supreme Court. In its decision, the Supreme Court argued by saying: “While he was not all good, he was not pure evil either. Certainly, just a human…

When The Bully Rules The Playground…

When the bully rules the playground … The others are too scared to come out to play, and looking over your shoulder becomes the name of the game. There is no lightness and joy in being part of the playground we call home, but a darkness descends and one by one, the players withdraw from the game. When the bully rules the playground… There is no equality There is no sharing There is no learning There is no growth When the bully rules the playground… Respect is cast aside, Foul language is allowed, Pushing and shoving are a must, And…