Outlander: Romantic Sci-Fi FTW

Picture this: Claire, a WWII nurse, touches some ancient stones in Inverness, near craigh nah dun, and finds herself in the middle of 18th century Scotland. She falls into the hands of the MacKenzie clan and Jamie Fraser, the red haired heir of Lallybroch, Lord in training, whose 6 ft tall and red haired physique... Continue Reading →

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Fall(ing) into Château Enginerd

Eight months into this new custom home build odyssey we are finally at a 75% completion rate of the Builder's to do list. Considering the builder became a full project manager for a private company during the summer and quit the business, we are doing better than most. 💪🤓 A blessing in disguise because we've... Continue Reading →

Information Finds Me

Numbers and information are my trades; I am a wizard with numbers and great at finding out stuff, like the CIA or NSA, but with limited resources. Life is about probability and pattern recognition, which is why it is easy to me to predict behavior just as easily as it is to project gains or... Continue Reading →

The Disappearance of Maura Murray

Oxygen green lit a documentary series featuring Maggie Freleng and Art Roderick to explore what happened to UMass student Maura Murray who vanished without a trace in the small town of Woodsville in Havenhill, New Hampshire. Surrounded by a cloud of mystery and suspense, her story has been nationally followed by reporters, crime novelists, podcasters and... Continue Reading →

Managing Knowledge, Lore and Connections

General Dynamics'Elizabeth Bocchino and Beth Mitchell hosted an info session during the SWE 2017 conference that was very relevant to the times: How do you document and transfer knowledge between the generations of employees? With 10 to 25% to the STEM workforce retiring in the next five years there is a need to save all the... Continue Reading →

STEM Topics: Imposter Syndrome

At the SWE 2017 conference, the phrase imposter syndrome was everywhere! Of the seven talks I attended, all of them mentioned this idea of women thinking they do not belong in STEM or are frauds. It struck me because I have never felt like I didn't cut it or had what it took to be... Continue Reading →

Opening Thoughts on SWE 2017

With the hashtags #We17, #WomenMakeUsBetter and #BalanceTheEquation all over the twitterverse, it is evident that the Society of Women Engineers Conference in Austin is all about #STEMinism. As companies attempt to recruit, retrain and promote women into positions of leadership and technical excellence there is an accompanying social push to redefine gender roles in the... Continue Reading →

Fall Landscaping Projects

It has been seven months since we moved to Château Enginerd. Based on the Builder's To Do List there are still a lot of lose ends to tie up and we haven't stopped hounding the crew for due dates. The out of the ordinary warm October days have given all of us an opportunity to... Continue Reading →

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