Atari Women (Non-Profit)

The women of Atari are strong, smart, leaders in their fields, having won many software development awards and patents; some are game playing or e-Sports champions, winning competitions as far back as 1970s. This type of awesome should be praised and revered. These ladies are gaming gods. How come we haven't heard more about them?... Continue Reading →

My First Motherless Birthday

In a few days I will be celebrating my first birthday without my mother. I've been thinking about this day for a few months now, mentally preparing to not expect her call, texts or IMs as the night and day of my birth date progresses. It's a hard pill to swallow. There won't be any... Continue Reading →

#TheLatinaThing

Puerto Ricans are known for their fiery personalities and sass; we don't take anything sitting down and if you mess with one of us, the entire village comes at you. It's hard to explain to outsiders how much we value the clan matriarchy, even when there is still a very strong machismo entitlement embedded in... Continue Reading →

Just Hit Send: How the Social Media Revolution Has Shaped Global Policy

Originally handed in as a TMBA Global Business paper. INTRODUCTION According to Richard Florida’s analysis of global business published in The Atlantic Monthly in 2005, the world is not round – it is spiky. Globalization has all but erased the geopolitical boundaries of our third grade social studies course maps, enabling information and people to... Continue Reading →

My Mom, The Colonel

Picture of my mom in front of an A-10, early 80s, courtesy of her friend Angelo of the CI Rangers. The toughest part of this cancer journey has been seeing my mom slowly deteriorate, an inevitable spiral that has forced me to reflect on who she was, and what she has accomplished. She's a very... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 2

"Lilo is coming?" She kept asking me where my sister was as she stalled for time to remember my name. The gorgeous smile that came with that question had a hint of quiet apprehension, because I wasn't supposed to be there and she knew it. My presence wasn't unwelcomed, nevertheless she must have realized something... Continue Reading →

The Introvert Experience

After a while being out and about with friends, road tripping and the like, it dawned on me that folks don't really understand the introvert experience as it pertains to the human condition. Being able to engage live audiences and communicate eloquently and frequently with living "rational" beings, especially via online media, does not automatically signal... Continue Reading →

Are Weddings No Longer Relevant?

By now, many of my blog followers know my beef with weddings, and with the post The Wedding: Take Two - The Ceremony and The Reception, so this title shouldn't come as a surprise but, hear me out. With a population that is becoming less religious and that is leaving the nest to shack up long... Continue Reading →

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 →

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