Insatiable Longing: Luisita Lopez Torregrosa’s Before the Rain

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A REVIEW by Michael Caylo-Baradi Before The Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution (2012) by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa ISBN: 9780547669205 Red tropical flowers appear to bloom against a black background, on the book’s cover. The colors resist convergence, and seem harmonious in this resistance, which underlines two elements in

A Real Sister Stella L

23 Mar No Comments Geejay Essays, Issue 42

by Elizabeth Lolarga Editor’s Note:The following was submitted by Judy Francia Reyes: a review of  the book The Party’s Over: A Nun for Modern Times, a memoir written by the late Sister Myrna Francia, published by the Sister Myrna Francia Memorial Inc. to help fund scholarships for poor, deserving students

Cherry Blossoms in the Time of Earthquakes and Tsunami

23 Mar No Comments Geejay Essays, Issue 42

Part I by Rey Ventura Editor’s note: The author is a resident of Yokohama, Japan. The following is a reprint from a manuscript for publication. It is featured in three parts with permission from the author. 1. Each time I leave home for a trip, I always entrust the herbs

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