Mindanao Under Martial Law for 60 Days

President Duterte’s decision to impose martial law on the Island of Mindanao makes perfect sense to me. Muslim pirates and bandits from Mindanao and its outlaying islands have been a scourge for hundreds of years. Their increasing violence since aligning with ISIS has become intolerable. The only way the Philippine military and police can effectively cleanse the island of this menace is by operating under a state of martial law.

Thankfully, the parts of the Philippines I intend to visit over the next few years (Cebu City, Iloilo, etc.) are NOT on Mindanao.

Avoiding distractions

As I sit here on Friday morning, waiting for the morning’s mental fog to lift, and building the day’s task list, I note that accomplishing the chores ahead of me will require mental discipline as much as mental acuity.

Sure, I’ll need to be thinking clearly when making the business calls this afternoon. And a positive outlook and good degree of focus will make preparing those other reports for which I’m responsible a better experience.

Avoiding distractions will be important for me today.

Now, to work on those chores.