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

Many times I have alluded to my mom's military approach to our upbringing and her inherent drive to succeed despite being a woman in a position of power. There is an element of her personality that made her adept for this path that I rarely mention, her grit, a trait that she boldly instilled in... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 2

"Lilo is coming?" She kept asking me about my sister 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. My presence wasn't unwelcomed, nevertheless she must have realized something was awry. "Do you know... 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 →

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 →

Roseanne v. María

The world of entertainment and politics collided this week as a racist tweet ended Roseanne Barr's eponymous show on ABC. For the first couple of hours, among outcries of 1rst amendment violations, the country was distracted from the real news of the day: Harvard published a study that estimated the Hurricane María death toll in... 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 →

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