I'm starting a new writing experiment. It could be a success, or it could fail (that's the beauty and essence of experiments!). My last one - where I wrote one reflection every single day for a whole year--366 days (it was a leap year and in the middle of the last great pandemic)- was a … Continue reading Letters from Casa Santillan
Volo Ergo Sum
Every day we make decisions that shape our destiny. Think about it, when we look back at the last 10 years of our lives, we would probably see real TURNING POINTS. We have made life-changing, destiny-altering decisions; decisions that are so important that if we had made a completely different one, our lives would have been completely different. I have about a couple of that.
Sophomores of Life
by Eric Santillan In high school or college, first year students are called Freshmen, second years are called Sophomores, those in third are called Juniors; and those in fourth are called Seniors. I could understand the words "Freshmen", "Junior" and "Senior". But what does Sophomore mean? For a while, I thought Sophomore meant "second year". … Continue reading Sophomores of Life
Stretch Before You Leap
Making decisions--the life-changing kind--is one of the hardest things to do. It is never easy to make changes in your life. As humans, we have the capacity to make do, to adapt, to get used to things. And according to Newton’s Law of Inertia, any change in life needs more energy and force than just … Continue reading Stretch Before You Leap
God Doesn’t Hate Us, If He Did He Wouldn’t Have Made Our Hearts So Brave
The title is from a movie I saw a year ago. The Feast of Love is a movie about the different facets of love, and answers real life questions about suffering and fear and hope.
Shake Your Soul
by Eric Santillan We can live life generally in two ways. One way is to live life without asking any questions-- to just go through every day as if there is nothing more significant than what we do, how we are, where we are. We can live life like it does not affect us, like … Continue reading Shake Your Soul
The Things You Have to Do To Do the Things You Love to Do
by Eric Santillan Happiness and peace comes from doing the things you love to do. We all know that. But not everyone has the privilege of doing it. The things we have to do have a nasty way of catching up and taking over our lives and eating up not just our time and energy, … Continue reading The Things You Have to Do To Do the Things You Love to Do
I have a friend who described himself as the “ultimate bachelor”–apathetic, swinging, selfish prick (his own words, not mine!). He got a girl pregnant at a young age. He told me how much he changed since their baby was born. Before that, he would only think about basketball shoes, and his car, and how he … Continue reading On Love