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Adulting En español Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd

La Brega (Podcast)

La lucha. La brecha. La entrega y compromiso a superarse no importa cómo o cuándo. Es bien común escuchar al boricua decir que está laborando, sobreviviendo, haciendo de tripas corazones. Esa perseverancia surge de una historia compleja, dónde el ser esclavo y dueño de su propio destino intersecan en un punto: la Ciudadanía Americana; un […]

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Happy Galentine’s Day!

Need an alternative to the dreaded flower and chocolate, anxiety riddled, reservation nightmare, Valentine’s Day? Then look no further! Thanks to Leslie Knope of Park and Recreation sitcom fame, we can look at every February 13th for a welcomed respite from all things that inspire fake or commercialized romance. It’s become such a powerful holiday […]

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Adulting Bucket List Mrs Enginerd Travel

The Places We Have Gone!

New OrleansSeattleVancouverPortlandSan JuanCoeur D’AleneSpokaneNaritaYokohamaTokyoAnaheim/Los AngelesPhoenixLas VegasJuneauSitkaKetchikanVictoriaMiamiHouston/GalvestonAlbuquerque/Santa FéPhillipsburg/MarigotChicagoSantiagoOrlandoAtlantaSan FranciscoBarcelonaEugenePragueWashington DCFredericksburgBogotáVeneziaDubrovnikKuşadasiKatakolonOiaWalla WallaSan DiegoCannon Beach/AstoriaDublin/BelfastCharlotte/GreenvilleOsakaKyotoNaraKobeSan José/Santa Cruz🛳⛴✈🚘🚅🚠🚁 20 years of adventures and counting! P.S. Can’t wait for the Covid-19 travel restrictions to lift so we can add Munich and a few more destinations before the official anniversary!

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd Weddings

We Lost Dear Friends on New Year’s Day

Five years ago, I released a post about Jesús and Kate’s murder: I Lost a Friend on New Year’s Day. Writing about their life, love and friendship allowed me to pay tribute not only to them but to everyone touched by this tragedy. Words cannot accurately describe the magnitude of our sorrow but it is […]

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Adulting En español Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

The Big Short: GameStop Edition

Technology is the great equalizer, the tool the masses can use to rebel, to fight injustice and shape public policy, all from the comfort of their couches. Motivated by a shared love of GameStop and a deep hatred of the wolves of Wall Street, Reddit group WallStreetBets moved the masses to buy stock and raise […]

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Adulting En español Mrs Enginerd

Pa’trás, ¿ni pa tomar impulso?

Pocas han sido las veces que olvidar las lecciones del pasado me han ayudado a sobreponerme del presente. Me la paso mirando atrás para poder predecir el futuro, para recrear los caminos al éxito y, en ocasiones, ajustar expectativas. Nunca he podido verle el valor a no utilizar la data existente para tomar impulso, pero […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Mom, I still miss you…

It’s been two years without you and I can’t still believe you are gone, trapped between my intangible memories and the great beyond. Two years of wishing and hoping you’d come through the door and yell “surprise, I’m here!”, returning the color to my gray toned existence. An eternity of unwritten texts, calls and conversations […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Poetry

Cheers to 2020!

Here’s to the earthquakes, The raging fires, The passionate Earth letting us know it’s in desperate need of change. Here’s to the politics, The bad decisions of those elected to lead without knowing how to. Here’s to the civil wars, The unrest of social justice, To the plight of the oppressed and misunderstood. May we […]

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Château Enginerd DIY Mrs Enginerd

Frugal DIY: The $60 Hallway Makeover

Ever since we moved to Château Enginerd four+ years ago, I’ve been looking for economic ways to spruce up the craftsman modern homestead. The textured drywall and paint job that most PNW homes have wasn’t cutting it anymore. After a few Pinterest and Google searches, I came across a product sold at Lowe’s that answered […]

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Mrs Enginerd Poetry

The Queen’s Castles, A Poem

Huachuca, Hood, Bragg, Benning, Leavenworth. Fields of snow, grass and desert sands forge the leader inside the wild flower, Caribbean heat fuels the warrior within. Camp Santiago, Allen, Buchanan, Muñiz. A distinguished career for the mother turned Colonel… Memories reside in these unassailable fortresses, The rest buried under speckled granite, Forever a mystery to the […]