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January 32, 2020

Many will remember the month of January in 2020 as its own separate year. A big huge giant never ending Monday. Between the January 7th earthquakes and month long aftershocks, the Australian wildfires, Trump’s impeachment trial, the impending war with Iran (where a commercial flight fell, victim of a missile attack), Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s […]

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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

“Hi! I’m a Recovering Army Brat”

The day I turned 23 my military ID expired. In a few months I’d be put of college and off to work full time for a big aerospace and defense contractor thus my mother decided to not renew my credentials. Adapting to life as a civilian, as an outsider, was challenging. As the daughter of […]

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Adulting Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd

Our Business is Chaos

The last decade has been full of eventualities; my grandfather died three weeks before my formal wedding 10.5 years ago and the roller coaster ride that is life has gained incredible momentum and speed through the sharp turns and steep drops created by the ensuing chaos. If my life had a soundtrack, you’d be hearing […]

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Adulting Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light!”

¡Viva la revolución! Perhaps it was coincidental: The people of Puerto Rico were out in droves, in front of La Fortaleza, the Governor’s mansion, asking for Ricky’s resignation on Bastille Day. Just as the French were celebrating the events that led to the turning point of their revolution against the monarchy, Puertorricans attempted to dethrone […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Broken Hill, Part Two: How Destilería Serrallés and Cervecera de Puerto Rico Plan to Conquer the World (by W)

Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean, has been pillaged and plundered by conquistadors and colonizers for over 500 years, a trend that has resulted in a very strong black market, rum running subculture. Although taxes and cabotage laws do not permit this broken hill to directly do commerce with any country other than […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Broken Hill: Puerto Rico in the Context of The Spiky World (by W)

Introduction Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States of America for about 120 years. As a centrally located island in the Caribbean, it was “discovered” by Christopher Columbus during his second trip to the Western Hemisphere for Spain in 1493. It wasn’t until 1508 that Juan Ponce de Leon started the process […]

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Hurricane Maria Mrs Enginerd

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 […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Countdown to 10!: The Engagement Dinner

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. December 2007…T – 1 year to the big day! Our families had never been in the same room […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

The Wedding Planning Trilogy: Engagement, Year Two

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 […]

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Navidades Post María

Salgo de Hato Rey con un cuarto de tanque de gasolina, suficiente para llegar a Carolina y virar par de veces. La E de Empty es una sugerencia, y todo buen Boricua sabe que hay par de millas más despúes de que la flecha pase de la marca. Los semáforos a veces funcionan, a veces […]