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Ruben Padilla & Tonyo Melendez

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One of the most Loving Words you can Say to a Child

RUBEN PADILLA writes… A few weeks ago my six-year old son was hitting a baseball in the front yard with his grandfather and out of nowhere asked the following question. “Grandpa, do you care about me?” My dad was stunned, and replied, “Of course! I love you very much!” “I know you love me,” my [...]


Tonyo Melendez writes: I have no idea what it is. Do you? Everybody uses the word as if they know what it is. Everybody senses that the word has positive connotations. “He’s got potential!” and “She’s got a lot of potential!” people say. But the truth is that potential is nothing. It’s like talent. “He’s [...]


TONYO MELENDEZ WRITES: Life is a quest to find oneself, It is a quest to find the answer to this question: Why am I in this world? Some, the lucky ones, find this answer early in their lives. Some find the answer much later. And others never find it. This is sad, if not tragic. [...]

Erasers Too?

Tonyo Melendez writes: What’s happening to America? Years ago, I bought my first brand new American car. It came with a three-year warranty and it took me three years to pay it off. Then the car began to have problems. I told a friend of mine about it and he said, “It’s planned obsolescence.” “What [...]

“Where To Start?”

The following is a letter posted on the Huffington Post in response to a powerful article written by Kamala Lopez.  (Click on her name to read the original article.) TONYO MELENDEZ WRITES: “Dear Kamala, Where to start? The problem you describe so well is extremely complex. I have been involved in it for twelve years. [...]

The World’s Last Blog about Michael Jackson

RUBEN PADILLA WRITES: A quick check on Google shows that there are currently over two hundred and forty million entries for Michael Jackson on the internet. But before the numbers dwindle to less than two hundred million, I want to add just one more in the form of this blog entry. During the media frenzy [...]


TONYO MELENDEZ WRITES: Hope is what we all need to have – always. Especially now. Hope gives strength. Hope makes persistence possible. Hope keeps us from giving up. Hope makes us feel good. Hope is more than an idea, it’s an emotion; an emotion that keeps us going even when all logic tells us to [...]

The Blog is up and running!

RUBEN PADILLA WRITES: It was two years ago that Tonyo Melendez and I founded Learning is M.A.G.I.C. Although we both started this company with decades of teaching experience in various subjects, we knew that this endeavor would provide the greatest potential to truly making an impact with students. Thankfully, we’re still here and growing. We’ve [...]