Archive for September, 2009


Here is Pandora at rest. You’ll note that her pet bed (a prickly discount blanket from a linens shop in Baltimore) also consists of an old pair of jean shorts. She really likes jean shorts, as you can see by how she sleeps with her head rammed into them. By the way, this photo was […]

Cory Aquino

Another sad obituary from the Philippines: Cory Aquino, wife of Ninoy Aquino, heroine of the EDSA People Power Revolution that ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992, died from complications due to cancer on August 1st, 2009. She was 76. As wife to Marcos’ most dangerous political opponent she […]

Uncle Tito

Uncle Tito, pictured at right, died last month. (Tautological name, I know, since his nickname “Tito” is Tagalog for “uncle,” hence our use of the English address.) I remember him most fondly for lending me his violin when I needed one for lessons back in my teens. This was not just any violin; it was […]