Monthly Archives: November 2010

LESSONS I LEARNED WHEN I WAS TEN

Family and friends are touchstones. They mark phases of our changing selves and mirror our past to help us adapt to our future. Had a running conversation the past few days. We decided that our core selves were formed when we were much younger. Inspired me to dig out this speech I gave at a Beacon School Commencement in 2007. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

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BILL CLINTON: GHOSTS FROM THE PAST

For eight years, he was the world’s most powerful man, but wielding that power – at times – carried great personal costs. Now 64 years old, former US President Bill Clinton visibly aged since they last met – his face more lined and gaunt, his voice thinner. Maria Ressa interviews him in front of an audience of leaders, which represented Philippine history – former presidents Fidel Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former first lady Imelda Marcos and her son Bongbong Marcos, numerous politicians and top business executives. Continue reading

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