The last time I was in the Philippines I stopped and stayed in Manila for about a week. This was 2018.

In my tour of the city and the surrounding area I made it a point to stop at many of Catholic cathedrals I found. I just wanted to see…


At the same time as this iconic music festival drew to a close, a bunch of Indigenous children boarded a Canadian National Railway passenger train in Sioux Lookout at 1 am. Thus began a change of epic proportions in my life and in the lives of those that were with…


FROM THE RICE FIELDS OF MINDANAO TO CANADA

After hours and hours of dark blue waters

and only a couple of hours left in the trans-Pacific flight,

a loneliness for all things familiar came and

tears welled up in the back of her eyes.

But she didn’t let them fall.


“You are going to hell,” I was told many times by a lot of people when my marriage disintegrated and I left the house I shared with Jordina for many years. I felt very sad to hear this judgment, especially coming from some people who I thought would know better…


Doctor said I was in good shape, all the health metrics were in the good range. He told me he was amazed that I was able reverse my diabetes and keep it that way for such a long period. He doesn’t see a case like mine quite often.

So my…


Hello there! I wrote about this fellow a few years ago. I think Jacinto was 73 years old at the time. He is now 80 years old.

It is important to continue being active well into your years. Otherwise, your health will decline so much if you just sit there…


My A1C Blood TestMy A1C Blood Test

The picture above depicts my blood tests measuring my glucose levels on August 2012 to May 2013. During a visit to the doctor on May, he informed me that I did not have diabetes from all indications of the measurements given by the test.

The doctor had said I had…


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Have you ever looked at a large plate of restaurant food and you think in your mind, “This is too much food. I should not eat this much. It’s not good for my weight control”.

“But I paid $40.00 for the meal and I shouldn’t waste my money by not…


Unsettling White Privilege

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I like white people bashing in some of my writings.

When I am speaking about “white people” I am not talking about the Italians, the Ukrainians, the French, the Greeks, the Scottish, the Irish, the English, the Jews, the Arabs, the Swiss, the Dutch, and etc. …


How A Weight Loss Tool Can Lead To Professional Life Solutions

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I often say if one of your goals for exercising is to lose weight than you have to know that by itself exercising is not going to do the trick. In many of my readings on the subject, I’ve…

Douglas Semple

Douglas Semple MBA, MPA, B.A. A writer, a thinker and a follower of Jesus.

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