A Tribute to Pastor, the Most Influential Father in My Life Thumbnail

He was – perhaps next to my maternal grandfather Manolo who raised me  – the most influential father figure in my life. Last month my longtime pastor Mel Santiesteban (I simply called him Pastor) passed […] Read more

Wordless Wednesday: Torn and Worn Red Shoes

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PapiBlogger talks Father’s Day gift ideas on NBC Latino Thumbnail

I’ve been so uber busy this year that I didn’t take the time to produce my annual Father’s Day Guide.  In lieu of producing my guide, NBC Latino interviewed me today for my thoughts on […] Read more

Wordless Wednesday: Sunny Place, Shady People

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A Tale to Uplift the Teachers in Your Life

A Tale to Uplift the Teachers in Your Life Thumbnail

Quietly inside, as the economy has wreaked havoc on public schools, parks and many services in my hometown of Miami, I’ve been worrying about the future of the teaching profession. I have three school age […] Read more

Got Avocados? Enter the Avocados from Mexico ‘Aguacate Lindo y Querido’ Recipe Contest #amoslosaguacates Thumbnail

Growing up in Miami I’ve always loved avocados but it wasn’t until I met my Mexican-American wife from Texas that I understood how superior Avocados from Mexico are compared to others.  I don’t know if […] Read more

The Legend of Zamacun and the Usefulness of Monsters Thumbnail

While millions of children grew up fearing La Llorona or El Cucuy, my maternal grandparents Manolo and Margarita raised me to be afraid of the Zamacun monster. The weird thing was not that I was […] Read more

Glad to have discovered this ad today during the Dads 2.0 Summit in Austin. The main reason I don’t think I saw it sooner was ironically because I was at the actual Superbowl in Miami […] Read more

Wordless Wednesday: Unique Reading Habits Kids Get from their Fathers Thumbnail

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