Last time I got laid off, back in 2015, I was not prepared for the journey ahead. There was no warning. No pandemic. No worldwide financial collapse of markets and industries. The workforce reduction measures were taken to save some cash and help the CEO buy back stock and pay out shareholders. Good old corporate […]
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Engineering is my calling, my vocation. I solve problems inside and outside the industry, for free in my spare time; for people I hate to love and love to hate. Ironically, this drive to leave things better than when I found them doesn’t translate well to my career. The “wall of No” I hit daily […]
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 […]
This year marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Were where we? Ah, yes: Puerto Rico, 2006-07 holiday break. With a suitcase packed full of goodies only […]
Could you believe it has already been a year since we moved to the custom home delay prone project from hell? The yard is still not done, with pending landscaping due to fair weather. The builder pretty much ghosted after the holidays so we are on our own. W is still distraught about the front […]