Today’s hard times—and no times have been harder—is all that Arroyo needs to justify extending power. Abnormal conditions call for abnormal solutions. Abnormal times call for abnormal times.—

from Conrado de Quiros’ column today, “Future of the Nation” in the PDI. I like de Quiros. He gets what I feel about this country. Especially during times like these, when you can practically feel the unease all around—skyrocketing gas and food prices, scandals (smuggled cars? bribery charges?) and tragedies galore, and weird weather—that if someone told me that end-times are nigh, I’d have no trouble believing it. End-times, or the Philippine equivalent—martial law. Sigh.


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My name is Terrie. I write for a living and blog for pleasure. Some days, I get up in the morning and know precisely what kind of day it is. At other times, I get knocked over for a loop. People seem to like confiding in me. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything and can tell you what you need to do if you ask me. Now that I'm older, I realize I don't know anything. That's been my motivation for the blog and for writing. To figure out the unknown and unknowable.

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