Published by : Andy Christian Castillo
Castles and Maple Trees in Japan
Castles and Maple Trees in Japan

Typically, I don’t visit museums or book guided tours while traveling because I don’t like […]

My Writing Rituals
My Writing Rituals

I’m writing this on a moving bus – my absolute favorite writing spot –traveling through […]

It wasn’t just a snowball
It wasn’t just a snowball

I remember the first snowball I ever threw at a girl – my childhood friend […]

Black Smoke
Black Smoke

I confess that I don’t remember the man’s name, nor the exact events surrounding his […]

Busyness is a Sign of the Times
Busyness is a Sign of the Times

My brain is always going. And I find idleness most annoying. Even in stillness my […]

We Deserve Better Than Irresponsible Reporting
We Deserve Better Than Irresponsible Reporting

As a newspaper journalist who cares deeply about good, necessary, and morally grounded journalism, I […]

The end of stewardship, and eventually earth too
The end of stewardship, and eventually earth too

As wildfires rip through California; Mexico City picks through the rubble of more than 40 […]

Untouched Snow Road
Untouched Snow Road

Snowflakes swirling through a black sky make me dizzy. My head is tilted back, mesmerized, […]

Hugh Hefner’s Smutty Legacy
Hugh Hefner’s Smutty Legacy

Hugh Hefner died the other day. Many news articles laud him as a civil activist […]

Gun Laws: What We’re Doing is Not Working
Gun Laws: What We’re Doing is Not Working

On March 25, 1911, 123 women and 23 men, young Italian and Jewish immigrants mostly, […]