Double Take

[OP-ED]: Why I failed to become an Engineer..

 08/16/2016 - 17:33

Well, there were already 2 in my family. 

My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.

At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.

Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.

Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.

Do the presidential candidates remind you of anyone?

 02/24/2016 - 12:55
Photo: Pixabay

Presidential candidates win and lose through the personas they project. Sometimes those personas are carefully crafted and cultivated. Other times the associations drawn are unintentional. Here are the five personas (and some fortunate and unfortunate associations) I am "reading" from the candidates.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias