Sunday reading

If you  need a blog fix, now, may I suggest any or all of the following? One of the country’s best reporters, Joe Torres, is on a month-long study tour of the United States; he has written 10 posts thus far, in his inimitably minimalist, opposite-of-earnest way. Another good friend, Gigi Santos, is back in the States, after a week and a half in Manila. She has written five post-Manila entries since, each one an elegantly written revelation. Howie Severino has the gift for looking at the same news events we all experience but seeing more to them, or at least finding the unexpected, but why-didn’t-I-think-of-that angle. His latest post is the Pinoy connection to New Orleans (today, like Vivien Leigh’s Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, in much-reduced circumstances). Finally, there is Alecks Pabico’s even-handed look at the political maneuvering taking place in Congress; he takes the administration to task, but also does not excuse the opposition’s own brand of patronage politics.

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  1. Mr. Dashing:

    I’m guessing you somewhat enjoyed my stories from my nine days in Manila because, for the first time in 10 years, we did not meet up while I was home. So you did not get to see my fake mullet, look at me with suspicion and brotherly concern when I got to tell you about my lunch meeting with “J” — and, most of all, allow me to confess to you once and for all that when I told you about the one thing I wanted to do before I died, I had already done it (so if we had careened off Kennan road in that bus, it really would have been OK. For me at least).

    But you got sick — so I didn’t enjoy the pleasure of your company this time around and my trip was incomplete. You’re one of the best thinkers and writers I know, and one of my best friends to boot — but your timing just plain sucks.

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