The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self

Hey Eric, This is going to sound like an episode of Futurama, but I’m writing to you from 2015. Surprise! I’m the 2015 version of you. Don’t freak out, I’m sure you have a lot of questions. And no, the Raiders still haven’t made it into the playoffs. But the Warriors are looking great!

Hip-Hop 101: Six-Degrees of “The College Dropout”

                    My co-worker…and co-friend Mark Campos asked me to make him a Hip-Hop 101 list. Mark, besides being incredibly smart, went to art school. So he likes bands that probably don’t exist yet. Making this list could be difficult. On one hand, I’m ecstatic that Mark thinks I’m a cuddly, more personable version of Pandora. But on the other hand, what if I crack.. Read More

Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid and The Perfect Homecoming

In July of 2007, Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres bid adios to the only club he ever knew. After seven years on the first squad and after becoming the team’s youngest captain at the tender age of nineteen, Fernando Torres left the Spanish capital for English Premier League club Liverpool FC. In his departing letter to Atletico supporter’s, Fernando wrote that in his heart he hoped that “…this goodbye is an I’ll see you.. Read More