Endless summer

Raymund Fernandez 06/19/2018

We are seeing a bit of confusion on the true beginning and ending of summer. It’s because of the move to begin the school year in August. Only some schools are doing it. For people with children,…

The contemporary revolutionist

Raymund Fernandez 06/12/2018

The contemporary revolutionist is only fighting against greed. As it has always been in the Philippines, greed has a way of becoming unbridled and uncontrollable by its own actions. Greed has a way of eating into itself.…

The Social Contract

Raymund Fernandez 06/05/2018

Such a long time has passed since I read “The Social Contract” by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. I can hardly quote him directly now, other than by the internet summaries that are easily accessed. We took him up in…

Having fun

Raymund Fernandez 05/29/2018

Its been years since I saw a Pop/Rock concert. Last week, I went finally with family to “Songs of Summer,” an evening show of local bands. I had fun. Most likely because the bands were having fun…

The half life of tyranny

Raymund Fernandez 05/22/2018

Death is not entirely bad. Death is not the polar opposite of life, it is rooted to it like beginnings to their endings. And so we see this over and over again, cycles that begin and end.…

Light inside the darkness

Raymund Fernandez 05/15/2018

Chiaroscuro is the Italian word for light and shade. It is a principle every young artist learns early. Everything is a balance of light and dark. You need light to reveal the dark in the same way…

Right around May

Raymund Fernandez 05/08/2018

Some think Christmas or New Year; but for me, the year always pivots right around the month of May. And we might have only two seasons here. One being summer, the other being, not summer. May is…

Cringe

Raymund Fernandez 05/01/2018

After all, not everything has to be beautiful,” the young teacher said. Since the topic was art, the older teacher could only think to himself: If a thing is not beautiful, would people look at it? And…

Cronus devouring his children

Raymund Fernandez 04/24/2018

Cronus Devouring his Children,” is a painting by Francisco Goya y Lucientes. He was official painter to the Spanish Royal Court of the late 1700s. Goya had seen the evils of unbridled power and its apocalyptic consequences…

Logic vs reason

Raymund Fernandez 04/17/2018

Logic is defined by my computer’s dictionary as: “reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity…” Reason is defined as: “a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event…” Once upon a time, you…

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