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THE MOST PRECIOUS THING IN THIS WORLD-- post a one-liner answer please

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Just wanted to find out what people could come up with. 

The answer will probably be too many, or one can come up with a blank.  But if you need to give just one answer, and in one line, what would you say the most important thing in this world is?

38 HOUR WORK DAY

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iN A FEW MORE MINUTES, i SHALL END MY 38-HOUR WORK DAY.  nO, i AM NOT A NURSE, OR A DOCTOR... i AM A WRITER. 

mY DAY STARTED WITH A FRANTIC CALL TO SOMEONE, A MISUNDERSTANDING, AND FINALLY RISKING MY LIFE BY ALLOWING TO BE DRIVEN BY SOMEONE WHOM i HAVE EARLIER SCOLDED FOR BEING LATE. 

tRAFFIC IN MANILA WAS HORRIBLE IN THE MORNING.  gOT TO MY FIRST INTERVIEW 40 MINUTES LATE.  uH-OH! i HATE BEING LATE.  oR, i HATE TO BE LATE WHEN IT'S NOT MY FAULT AND i HAVE TO GET THE BLAME FOR IT.

nO!  tHIS IS STARTING TO SOUND ANGSTY.

i AM ACTUALLY NOT ANGSTY.  mORE OF SLEEPWALKING, MIND IS FLOATING RIGHT NOW.  i NEED TO GET SOME SLEEP!

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Sobriety Under the Rug

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Squid Villanueva

The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows

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The Quiet Things No One Ever Knows

There are silences that are terrifying, and fill the soul with a kind of death that is both tender and violent. There are silences that are frightening because of what it imply - a cessation, a disconnection. But there are silences that are brought about by fear, results of encounters that rob one of voice, or the capacity even of making a desperate whimper, of specters and menaces that loom large and captivating in its horror.

The quiet desperation uncannily word by Thoreau comes not from the abundance of things that preoccupy our lives, but a silence that echoes through the emptiness of our hearts, of how we who had been so full of promise, we who had been so full of life now find ourselves devoid of essences, and meaning. We go around in seemingly muffled reverberations of damasked drums, hollow at the center, and we fear that the merest touch shall undo us, shattering our half-baked notions, and dreams gone sour on us.

3 poems by Luisa A. Igloria, from the new poetry book TRILL & MORDENT (WordTech Editions, fall 2005)

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THREE POEMS by LUISA A. IGLORIA

from her new book TRILL & MORDENT

(WordTech Editions, September 2005)

Luisa A. Igloria
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Copyright and Rights Explained

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In order for us writers to protect ourselves, we should be more aware of the rights we own when it comes to our works. What follows is an explanation of copyright and various publishing rights as I understand them based on my experiences freelancing for international magazines, and on my own research.

Dino Manrique is the owner/publisher of FilipinoWriter.com.

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