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John Muir, en theos

John Muir
John Muir. Photo from http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/people/historical/muir/

I have been reading The Wilderness World of John Muir. It is really a good read. John Muirwas a farmer, inventor, naturalist and probably the foremost conservationist America, co-founding the Sierra Club and giving birth to the environmental conservation movement. As much as he enjoyed being alone in nature, he also enjoyed talking non-stop about his adventures and he wrote extensively in his journals, botany notes, books and correspondence. Continue reading

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Gamot Cogon School, helping heal the planet

Since we moved to Iloilo, my favorite afternoons are when I go to Gamot Cogon School as a parent volunteer after school monitor. The presence of an adult is needed for the kids left in school attending clubs, doing homework or remedial or simply waiting for their ride home. Not that they need any supervision. The kids are behaved and just do their work or play and a presence of a monitor is basically for emergency cases, which, thank God haven’t occurred. Continue reading


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It’s Freedom Day!

You might be surprised to find that we already trasfered to Zarraga, Iloilo. It was a long time in the making decision before we finally took the leap in early June. The move was primarily to give our son Toni an opportunity to attend a Steiner school, the Gamot Cogon School located at Libongcogon, Zarraga. I will write a separate post about this soon but for now I would like to share about a wonderful news for Zarraga and the planet. Continue reading