Kaiju Hunting – Preface

The 2019 Enginerd vacation to Japan did not go as planned. It wasn't Barcelona 2.0 but it got danger close. From its inception, the goal was to get away from the estate to do list and other adulting responsibilities to have a moment of respite. Unfortunately, 25 and 26 year old us - who had... Continue Reading →

The Ranch in Montana

For a couple of weeks now I have been listening to very fervent and passionate retirement plan discussions. Half of my teammates will be eligible to pull the rip chord in the next six months to two years. They are all already in countdown mode or STD - short timer's disease - since they can't... Continue Reading →

What Makes a Mom?

I'm not a mom but I know how to change a diaper, how to bathe a newborn, how to soothe a colicky baby in the middle of the night, how to put together a crib, and how to proof a two story dwelling against rugrats. I'm not a mom but I have dropped off kids... Continue Reading →

Storming The Castle (Short Story)

Muffled whimpers echoed in the distance. The long hallway ended up in a moss covered door, deep into the dungeons of the soul. Breaching the locks with all my might, I discovered it's owner, small and weak, starved of sustenance and light, tucked away in a corner. The spark from its eyes was long gone,... Continue Reading →

Be The Guide

Fact: My husband stumbles about the world clueless. He doesn't know what he wants, where he is going, and much less how to get what he needs to solve for the other two. Every time a priest mentions in a wedding homily that the wife must follow the husband my spidey senses tingle. What if... Continue Reading →

Mayday! Mayday!

Bzzz. Bzzz. My Insta friend Cocoa texts me to ask for help with her seizure and cancer meds campaign. It's 7:00 am on a Tuesday but I'm already awake; Zach has been barking intermittently since 4:55 am. The Ring side camera was on a rampage, chiming loudly and constantly even though the video showed no... Continue Reading →

“Was the MBA Worth It?”

No. Nein. Nee. Não. Non. Niet. Nil. Nah. It was definitely NOT worth it. The group work. The sleepless nights. The tests and point grabs. The neverending facepalms when someone had no clue about foreign politics or the subject matter. We were all guilty of a faux pas, especially the impatient know it alls in... Continue Reading →

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