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Adulting F@%k Cancer Mrs Enginerd

Mayday! Mayday!

Bzzz. Bzzz. My Insta friend Cocoa texts me to ask for help with her seizure and cancer meds campaign. It’s 7:00 am on a Tuesday but I’m already awake; Zach has been barking intermittently since 4:55 am. The Ring side camera was on a rampage, chiming loudly and constantly even though the video showed no […]

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Adulting MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

“Was the MBA Worth It?”

No. Nein. Nee. Não. Non. Niet. Nil. Nah. It was definitely NOT worth it. The group work. The sleepless nights. The tests and point grabs. The neverending facepalms when someone had no clue about foreign politics or the subject matter. We were all guilty of a faux pas, especially the impatient know it alls in […]

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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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Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff TV Shows and Movies

Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 7 (Netflix)

In the midst of all the controversy about missing the mark on Shiro’s past, I have yet to find an article about Season 7’s thirteen installment run that focuses on what is one of the most prevalent themes in the episode arc: family. As the story developed over the last 65 episodes it is very […]

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Mrs Enginerd TV Shows and Movies

Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 6

As a lifelong fan of Voltron, I was excited about the reimagining of the series Dreamworks launched with Netflix. What I wasn’t expecting was a coherent, cohesive, spellbinding journey into the human condition that expands the lore of the robeast fighting mech team. Romance, long lost family, and even reincarnation are a few of the […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

Starting the MBA Journey, Together

Two years after being laid off, my husband and I decided to pursue an MBA in Technology. Yes, you read that correctly: together. We met on the first day of college, both pursuing engineering undergrad degrees, at an English Honors class that got cancelled. Two years later we formally started to date, right after 9/11 […]

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MBA Chronicles: Class of 2019 Mrs Enginerd

Resilience, Empathy, Respect

The secret to my success lies within these three words. Without respect, there is no love. Without live, there is no empathy. Without empathy, there is no resilience; no hope. Not everyone can feel empathy for others nor learn vicariously through them. My goal is to know enough about history to not repeat it, and […]

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Bucket List Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff Travel TV Shows and Movies

Cirque du Soleil – It’s French Canadian Eh

A long time ago, in a country far to the north of where I grew up, a man had a vision: to bring art, the circus acts and wonder to the masses by including elements of technology and folklore. The show transcended taming lions or showcasing freaks, it focused on the struggle of the human […]

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Mrs Enginerd STEM TV Shows and Movies

Exception to the Rule

We all want to be considered exceptional, stellar, and unique. It is our desire to be seen as different, avant garde and ahead of the curve. However, being a true exception to the rule is never easy and may require a lot of patience, sacrifice and fortitude to overcome the challenges that come with the […]