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Losing My Religion

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Saturday Evening Posts March 28 to April 3 Edition
Losing My Religion
October 11, 2014 Saturday
The question just came into my mind. I began to sense a glimpse of the unfathomable mysteries of the universe when I found myself on a spiritual journey more than a year ago.
The more I learned, the more I realized that some of the most life-changing revelations I had the honor of being witness to were only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. There is much, much more hidden beyond the infinity.
I find it important that I try to make the distinction between "spiritual" and "religious," if only to clarify my own thoughts.
As a child under a loving grandmother who raised me when my parents died, I grew up as a devout Catholic, to the point of almost becoming an altar boy. I learned how to recite the novenas to the saints and the prayers for the dead.
One of our rituals was to perform the sacrament of the rosary every evening at six during the Angelus, kneeling in the hall in…

Across The Universe 9

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Huggybear's Favorite Songs From The Beatles

March 25 Midweek Musical 
I Am The Walrus

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

With A Little Help From My Friends

To Be Continued Next Wednesday
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A Thousand Summers 8

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Saturday Evening Posts March 21-27 Edition
A Thousand Summers 8
There was a more major-impact event that January.
When I was informed that I've been re-assigned against my will, I felt totally demoralized. All my long-term goals whooshed out like a balloon pierced with a sharp pin.
My game plan was to switch to the Spanish account but I needed more time, which was something I suddenly didn't have anymore.
I saw that the most radical change can happen in a blink of an eye and nothing will ever be the same again.
Instinctively, I knew it was time to go.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Jonathan Aquino's Journals
February 17, 2015 
Tuesday

The radio was playing "God Gave Me You" when I got home from the gym. "I must confess," goes the song which echoes my heart, "I've been blessed..."
God Gave Me You
Bryan White  






Across The Universe 8

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Huggybear's Favorite Songs From The Beatles

March 18 Midweek Musical 
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Help 

Drive My Car

To Be Continued Next Wednesday
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A Thousand Summers 7

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Saturday Evening Posts March 14-20 Edition
A Thousand Summers 7
One time, I was sitting in Baywalk just diagonally across the U.S. Embassy.
It was 5:02 a.m., May 19, 2012 as I typed my thoughts in my phone. I was then feeling alone, unworthy and losing my faith in humanity.
In front of me is a gap in the concrete promenade through which I see the waters of Manila Bay slide up and down the trash-strewn shore, and the back of the fourth guy to pee since I've been there for an hour or so.
The dark blue sky was steadily turning bright as mosquitoes swirled around my hair, their buzzing drowned out by the sound of traffic behind me.
A man on the right of the gap was sprawled on the promenade, the amusing bulge in his shorts growing more distinct with the coming of the light.

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Jonathan Aquino's Journals

March 14, 2015 
Saturday

My fifth book, A Wonderful World, was published three days ago. It is inspired by Leo Buscaglia's Zen-themed The Way of The Bu…

Across The Universe 7

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Huggybear's Favorite Songs From The Beatles

March 11 Midweek Musical 
Eleanor Rigby

You're Gonna Lose That Girl 


Can't Buy Me Love 

To Be Continued Next Wednesday
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The Spirit of Independence

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Saturday Evening Posts March 7-13 Edition
The Spirit of Independence
A friend of mine, a musician who is in one of my amateur short films, likes biographies. When we went to visit his house by the sea in Cebu after my marriage last May, he regaled us with the oft-repeated untold stories of Imelda Marcos and Marilyn Monroe.
My birthday gift to him is A. Scott Berg's bestselling Kate Remembered, the touching story of the immortal screen icon Katharine Hepburn.
“Kate" Hepburn is perhaps the most successful, and many say is the best, actress in the history of Hollywood. She still holds the record as the winner of an unprecedented four Academy Awards for Best Actress. A rebel at heart, she defied convention by never attending the ceremonies except once.
During the 1974 Oscar Awards, the entire industry was electrified as she appeared to present the prestigious Irving Thalberg Memorial Award to Lawrence Weingarten. One of her long-time close friends, Weingarten is the producer of …

Across The Universe 6

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My Favorite Songs From The Beatles

March 4 Midweek Musical 
Fool On The Hill

Nowhere Man 

Michelle 

To Be Continued Next Wednesday

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