A short history of Twitter

Here’s a short history of Twitter

Photo: An early all-girls basketball game in the Philippines

  Basketball is a huge sport in the Philippines. In trying to figure out how that happened, I came across this image in the archives University of Michigan Library Digital Collections, which includes lots of images from the early interactions of the US in the Philippines.

Book review: ‘A War of Frontier and Empire’

First published: Sunday, October 7, 2007, in the Albany Times Union As President Bush tries to shape his legacy in regards to the Iraq war, he should pick up David Silbey’s engaging history “A War of Frontier and Empire: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902” (Hill and Wang; 272 pages; $26). Though both were wars of choice,Continue reading “Book review: ‘A War of Frontier and Empire’”

New poem: ‘Benevolent Assimilation’ in re:asian magazine

Thank you, re:asian magazine, for including me in the “firsts” issue! The poem touches upon things I’ve been thinking about since grade school when I first read the phrase “benevolent assimilation” as a U.S. description of its colonial policy with the Philippines. The magazine has also published a photo I took of the home myContinue reading “New poem: ‘Benevolent Assimilation’ in re:asian magazine”