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In Praise of Walkable Cities

In Praise of Walkable Cities

In my years of living in the heart of Metro Manila, I can barely remember the last time I was able to enjoy the sincere pleasure of walking around the city. No, really.  Picture this: the sweltering summer of ‘98, the height of the clang and clamor of the presidential...
The Virtues of Tactile Hobbies

The Virtues of Tactile Hobbies

When was the last time you got to enjoy your latest hobby? The word “hobby” seems to have taken on a strange quality these days as if its shape and weight and texture feel awkward and unwieldy in our mouths. Sure, we can still do this thing we call a hobby...