Fall Projects – Part 2

Our porch was built 18" off the ground which is 11 inches too tall based on build codes. How did the inspectors miss this? We will never know. Because this is not technically a warranty claim and our builder is no longer in business we had to take care of this ourselves. Luckily, our landscaper... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Saint David of Begnaud

Puerto Ricans can keep their sense of humor even under a humanitarian crisis. Category 4 Hurricane María devastated the island this past September 20th, and people are desperate to get news and updates from relatives and friends in the disaster zones. CBS sent reporter David Begnaud to cover the storm before it hit and he... Continue Reading →

Natural Disaster Fatigue

Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Hurricane Irma in the USVI, Virgin Islands (VI), PR, Florida and the east coast of the USA. Category 4 Hurricane María decimating the USVI, the same VI as before and PR. The 7.1 earthquake in Mexico. Forrest fires up and down the Pacific North West. Between fundraisers, donation drop offs, prayers,... Continue Reading →

Temporal, Temporal…

In Puerto Rico we have a very unique name for Atlantic based storms: temporales. We even have a song dedicated to the impact they cause in our immediate lives, the uncertainty of being in the way of the eye of a hurricane. There is something magical about that word because it describes both the temperamental... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Grief

Life plays out like a tragedy. In the end, we all die. The journey plays out like a novel, written by the hand of the indelible gods; the entropy of our lives resolved by eternal slumber. Those who remain alive, left behind by those they loved and have risen to the heavens, have to deal... Continue Reading →

#Adulting Sucks: What now?

Most of my time is spent talking about, writing or listening to my peeps about the pitfalls and peaks of adulting. My conclusion: We are all in a collective slump. Yes, there are some cool things happening - kids, weddings, promotions, per adoptions, vacations - but the underlying feeling is that society's expectations aren't meeting... Continue Reading →

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