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Boomers, millennials and the climate apocalypse
by Jim Paredes - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been thinking and worrying about the environment for a long time now. Decades ago, I started educating myself about environmental issues that mankind and the earth would be facing.
If we live up to 150 years, when do we become senior citizens?
by Jim Paredes - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
During most of the past 5,000 years, the greatest threats to humanity have been sickness, famine and wars.
What it’s like to be working with the best
by Jim Paredes - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
I was invited to attend a songwriting workshop by the Filipino Society of Composers and Songwriters two weekends ago in Subic.
Remembering Jojit Paredes & his hearty laughter
by Jim Paredes - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
I remember the wake of my grandfather, who died some 55 years ago.
Taking your audience where they have never been
by Jim Paredes - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I had a small gig the past weekend. It was held at Parliament On King at King Street in Newtown, the hippest place in Sydney. It’s a tiny venue that can accommodate only 25 people.
Are these our last days on planet earth as we know it?
by Jim Paredes - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a lot to worry about these days. Humanity seems to be assaulted on all fronts. Doomsday seems more impending than at any other time. I worry.
Drop virtual living and live a real life
by Jim Paredes - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Time was when our attention was caught by just a few things.
Would you hug a stranger?
by Jim Paredes - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
On a train from downtown Sydney a few years ago, I found myself sitting across from a tall white man. He was unkempt but not menacing.
Love yourself
by Jim Paredes - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
When the song The Greatest Love of All came out on the airwaves, I remember being baffled by it.
Why we need An inner life
by Jim Paredes - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I am amazed at how some people never seem to lose it.
Memories of rain
by Jim Paredes - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The rainy season can get a lot of people jittery about many things.
Small acts that can actually change the world
by Jim Paredes - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Life is hard.
How I want to go
by Jim Paredes - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Last June was the saddest month I have experienced in a long while. Too many people I knew passed on. I attended four wakes. That was too much for me. I was not even able to attend all the wakes of all those I knew...
There is a way out
by Jim Paredes - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The waters have gottenmurky again.
Dads make mistakes, too
by Jim Paredes - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
It is Father’s Day once more.
A songwriter’s heaven
by Jim Paredes - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Monday to Wednesday, I was in Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas. I was one of the coaches invited to help 29 kids from all over the Philippines who were invited to join the Philpop 2019 Boot Camp.
This thing called depression
by Jim Paredes - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
I went to a wake three nights ago.
The art of travelling that I have learned
by Jim Paredes - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
I have been traveling or 16 days now.
Still bonding after 50 years
by Jim Paredes - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
It will only happen once in our lifetime.
To all the women of the world
by Jim Paredes - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Friday was International Women’s Day all over the world. I have lately been thinking of all the women that have somehow affected me and shaped me as a man.
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