ECCC 2018: Geeks and Mental Health Awareness

For this edition of the Emerald City Comic Con there was no discernible topic or theme in the marketing and promo materials, at least not one beyond be Geek and Proud of it. However, as my adult family walked the halls and attended panels, talk about mental illness awareness permeated the stages and panel Q&As.... Continue Reading →

Navidades Post María

Salgo de Hato Rey con un cuarto de tanque de gasolina, suficiente para llegar a Carolina y virar par de veces. La E de Empty es una sugerencia, y todo buen Boricua sabe que hay par de millas más despúes de que la flecha pase de la marca. Los semáforos a veces funcionan, a veces... Continue Reading →

Saint David of Begnaud

Puerto Ricans can keep their sense of humor even under a humanitarian crisis. Category 4 Hurricane María devastated the island this past September 20th, and people are desperate to get news and updates from relatives and friends in the disaster zones. CBS sent reporter David Begnaud to cover the storm before it hit and he... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones Tours – Ireland

As you may be aware, the characters on Game of Thrones have thick heavy accents. That's because some are Britons, some are Scotts and many are Irish! About 80% of the sets or film locations are in Ireland; most of the forests, castles, the Wall and the cold North lands of Westeros can be found... Continue Reading →

3 Days in Dublin, Enginerd Style

Dublin is a city full of history and charm most often associated with drinking beer, having fun with friends and exploring the sights around the capital city. With an architectural skyline that weaves in the new and the old world, you will find this little valley town to be modern and welcoming. Between the buses,... Continue Reading →

Ireland Bound, Part Deux

After surviving the Delta snafu, see link for info, we arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France. The taxiing to the gate felt like forever, which gave me extra time to finish watching Unforgettable. That last scene between Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl serves as a good example of how we felt when... Continue Reading →

Ireland Bound

Cellphone rings. Thinking it is the alarm, we ignore it. In less than 3 hours we would be presenting our passports at the Delta check in kiosk, merrily on our way to the Emerald Isle, aka Winterfell. Snoozing for 10 mins should be no big deal, right? As we dream of tours through the Twins... Continue Reading →

T- 2 Days and a Wake Up to: Ireland

It was not intentional but we had been eyeing going to Ireland for a few decades and couldn't resist tying the trip to the Game of Thrones season finale. Filmed in the lush forests and unique castles of the Emerald Isle, there are several fan tours that take you to Winterfell, the Iron Islands, and... Continue Reading →

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