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The Matter of Rice

The Matter of Rice

Featured Photo Credit: Interaksyon | REUTERS | Eloisa Lopez When news broke out that some rice farmers were forced to accept Php 7.00 for a kilo of paddy rice (palay), my wife and I started pondering what this means for us and how things got this way. We decided to do...
Aikido: The Practice of Peace

Aikido: The Practice of Peace

When I was a student of Philosophy back in the early ‘80s, I struggled with the problem of violence and the conundrum of dealing with it. How do you handle violence without yourself becoming violent or becoming a victim of violence? Received wisdom counsels...
What are Role-Playing Games?

What are Role-Playing Games?

Featured photo credit: Jonette Valenciano With popular shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Stranger Things featuring role-playing games, specifically Dungeons & Dragons, the hobby has moved out from its niche as geek activity and into the mainstream–more...