New Story: “Condone”

Quite a curious story about fashion…and probably more. Indeed, I am curious.

Antoine J. Hayes

“Ah shit,” said Sequoia as she examined the pants she held in raised hands. She glared at the offense: a rip right above the left knee area. “I love these jeans,” she lamented.

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Are Women Basically Mothers at Heart?

And now I find myself realizing that I’ve been taking being a man for granted more than I thought. Still, I thank God very much, for I have found more hope in this chance to learn more yet again!

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Women today are confused about who they are called to be. If we feel called to be full-time mothers, society seems to dismiss us as vintage models, out of step with the modern feminist agenda. I know I often felt embarrassed because I did not have a real job as I mothered nine kids.

Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) had a lot to say about the nature of women. She was a Jewish German philosopher who converted to Catholicism, became a Discalced Carmelite nun, and died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.

Initially, she struggled intellectually with the whole idea that women were different than men. In the end, instead of denying her gender, she looked to her body as the image of her soul. Katharina Westerhorstmann discusses Stein’s view of women in On the Nature and Vocation of Women: Edith Stein’s Concept against the Background of a Radically…

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Penman No. 340: Wowwow, Mingming, Peepeep

My heart is warmed very much. Thank you very much for this piece, Sir!

Pinoy Penman 3.0

IMG_9007.jpegPenman for Monday, February 11, 2019

FOR REASONS still not too clear to me, since I had a great relationship with my late Dad, I never really wanted a son, and heaved a huge sigh of relief when Beng popped out a baby girl named Demi 44 years ago. Demi turned out to be everything we could wish for—bright, caring, and generous, an exemplar at her job in a major hotel in California, where she lives with her husband Jerry, another proud addition to our small family.

I may not have minded a grandson, but The One Who Knows Better decided that we were all going to be happier by ourselves, so Beng and I and Demi and Jerry have enjoyed our foursome, traveling together whenever possible and achieving what we could in this life without worrying too much about the future.

We couldn’t have imagined that in our later…

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Tobby tried to sing “Copycat”

I remember being both amazed and scared when I think about how my girlfriend reacted to this cover when I first had her listen to it. So yeah, here it is!

Also, I would’ve worked up vocal chops at the end, but the ad-lib vocal stack I ended up making sounded so good to my ears, so yeah, I kept it. I should stack recorded vocals more, alright.

Oh, and yes, English songs are up in priority in terms of songs I want to cover next. And so far, the list has some crazier songs high up there.

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3.

And of course, don’t forget that honest constructive feedback, yo~