Why Focus on Photography

A Side Quest in Storytelling THE CELEBRATION I recently realized why my love for photography has exponentially grown in the past years, and why I’ve focused to sharpen the skill. As a storyteller, I truly appreciate what one can see in a single photograph, the little nuances that help tell a novel through a singleContinue reading “Why Focus on Photography”

Love and Light

with Alex Dvorak For over two years I’ve had the privilege of watching Alex Dvorak work her ass off, make goals and surpass them, hit road bumps and keep pushing. Most importantly, I’ve had the benefit of watching Alex enjoy the struggle while making something of herself. She makes me proud, and she deserves toContinue reading “Love and Light”

Mi Amor, Boca Juniors

Remembering The Words For Love While working on my newest story, I found myself having issues putting into words my love for the most beautiful sport in the world: el fútbol. I was mostly having issues expressing what football means to me—the feeling of being on the pitch, of having the ball at my feet, orContinue reading “Mi Amor, Boca Juniors”

My Cultural Identity Look

Be culture, love your culture, keep your culture. Culture. History. Identity. Heritage. Blood. Lineage. Ancestry. Roots. Birthright… I could keep going on-and-on-and-on with different names for the same concept. I could go on-and-on-and-on about what it means to me and how I show mine… well, actually, I will. Because it took too many years forContinue reading “My Cultural Identity Look”

The 22 Push-Up Challenge

To raise awareness about veteran suicide rates. I usually don’t take up challenges like this one, or even causes like these, but the 22 Push-Up Challenge—to raise awareness about veteran suicide rates—resonates with me on a different level. It’s hard for me to put into words my feelings towards suicide, once I start to thinkContinue reading “The 22 Push-Up Challenge”

The Hand of Maradona

Maradona was an idol, now he is a monster. Growing up there were few people I idolized: Paul McCartney, Michelangelo — the Ninja Turtle, not the artist — and none other than the greatest football player in history, the national hero, El Diez, Diego Armando Maradona. Like Paul was a musical god to me, DiegoContinue reading “The Hand of Maradona”