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 →

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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 →

Leading from Behind

I've heard this term a lot recently, especially in business settings, because there is a need to let employees innovate and take charge of their own destinies while keeping in mind the bottom line. When you think about it, revolutions start behind closed doors, after many dissenting voices get organized from the back of the... Continue Reading →

En la unión está la fuerza

Querido Presidente Trump, No se si todo éste tweeteo es para los Rusos, los Árabes o los inversionistas Chinos pues no hace sentido pensar que el pueblo comparte su opinión en cuanto a Puerto Rico y la ayuda para el Huracán María. Quizás es porque ve al Boricua como ciudadano de segunda clase quasi recíproco... Continue Reading →

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