Safety Before Beauty

I am that weirdo. The one that puts safety, not comfort, before fashion. If a product is not safe, I won't use it. If a shoe is too tall and will cause temporary or permanent damage, regardless of the designer name or prestige, I won't wear it. If the skirt is too short, the cleavage... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Our Scars

I've never played Bocce Ball. Ever. Watching people try to knock a ball closer to the pallina, or away, to force your opponent's hand to make a point never moved me to participate. W and the rest of my guy friends love hearing the satisfying clack clack of hitting the target, the shift of the... Continue Reading →

La Ignorancia es atrevida

Mucha gente no entiende que su punto de vista tiene *blindspots*. Llevo gran parte de mi vida disecando las contestaciones que me dan y las que doy y no puedo negar que la asimetria de informacion es monumental. La gente no tan solo tiran la piedra y esconden la mano; tienden a creer que estaban... Continue Reading →

Reasons

All you need is a reason to hope, To love, To dream, To be grateful for the calm after the storm. All you need is a reason to despair, To hate, To doubt, To believe you don't deserve happiness. All you need is a reason to trust, To see the good in others, To know... Continue Reading →

Leaving it Better Than We Found It

The rental property is about to hit the market and we are expecting enough of a payout to duplicate our investment. This will be enough to recoup our savings and get out short term investment strategy back on its feet. At the rate we are going we will still make cash but it hasn't come... Continue Reading →

Of Life, Adulting and Challenging the Status Quo

My family realized I had the makings of an engineer because of my endless curiosity. Intrinsically, looking for patterns and figuring out how things were interconnected motivated me to ask questions of depth and substance. Whenever the adults didn't have an answer they would hand over a book, magazine or tool and leave me to... Continue Reading →

Selling vs. Renting Out a Property

When we got the second home to "rent it out" to my sister, we used all of our short-term investment money for the downpayment. Our goal was to invest it this way to turn in returns faster than traditional stock yields allowed. By pure serendipity, the housing market started to soar and two and a... Continue Reading →

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