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Logographing the Moon

Buwan Many poems of indigenous Filipino tribes contain imagery of the moon. Below is a poem (ambahan) of the Hanunoo people from Antoon Postma’s Treasure …

Giving more than me

Some time ago, I had a patient who struggled with depression and anorexia— needing checkups, needing referrals, and needing medicines. With every …

My Bitter Pill

Steven Brill’s “Bitter Pill: Why medical bills are killing us” Bruised, stunned, winded, exhausted, frustrated. That is how I felt after reading …

Combining Typefaces

Combining more than two typefaces gives me headaches because I have no systematic method to find out what works and what doesn’t! …

Christmas Eve!

It’s Christmas Eve and the festivities have begun: little cousins climb sofas and people, family members weave themselves between food and drinks, …