I am Joaquín, RODOLFO GONZALES:

    "The odds are great but my spirit is strong, My faith unbreakable. My blood is pure. I SHALL ENDURE! I WILL ENDURE!"


    Prologue, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, F. NIETZSCHE:

    "I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. I say unto you: you still have chaos in yourselves."


    The Dream of the Ridiculous Man, FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY:

    "Maybe from the age of seven I already knew ... Then I went to school, then to the university, and what - the more I studied, the more I learned that I was ridiculous."


    Xenophon, Apology, SOCRATES:

    "For I have realized that my whole life has been spent in righteousness toward God and man,—a fact that affords the greatest satisfaction"


    THUCYDIDES' The History of the Peloponnesian War:

    "The strong do what they [will] and the weak suffer what they must."


    MLK Jr. Timeless Lessons, HDL PERSPECTIVE:

    "The 'passing of time' does not bring about internal or external 'change' in human beings or public policy; “change” in a society is a product of individuals who have the courage to impose their will on time."


    THUCYDIDES, Pericles' Funeral Oration:

    "For heroes have the whole earth for their tomb; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their own country, but in foreign lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of them, graven not on stone but in the hearts of men."


  • In Memoriam


    Profesor Alberto Garcia Coronado (Maternal Uncle)

    Ramiro "Pajarito" Garcia (Cousin)

    Mary Jane Carrizal (Friend)

    Feliciana Garcia-de Leon (Mother)

    Leonel J. Castillo (Mentor)

    Jorge H. de Leon Garcia (Brother)

    Jose Guadalupe de Leon (Father)