Travel – Viaje Archive

  • I have so many stories to tell about the Auxiliary, and tonight, they all become a little more official! I never before felt so proud to wear my Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)...

    My US Coast Guard Auxiliary Induction

    I have so many stories to tell about the Auxiliary, and tonight, they all become a little more official! I never before felt so proud to wear my Operational Dress Uniform (ODU)...

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  • As I stood in that vessel, balancing my body and supporting myself by pressing my legs against the engine room and the deck, I held in my hand not just a line, not just a maritime tool, but also the answer to all my questions....

    The Captain Diaries: May 22, 2011

    As I stood in that vessel, balancing my body and supporting myself by pressing my legs against the engine room and the deck, I held in my hand not just a line, not just a maritime tool, but also the answer to all my questions....

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  •  ...Addressed me as, "Cadet Mongefranco." "Cadet?" I thought. "Wow, that has a nice ring to it!" I felt liberated and invigorated. My life was finally catching up with my future, but this time in real life, not just in my dreams.

    The Captain Diaries: April 10, 2011

    ...Addressed me as, "Cadet Mongefranco." "Cadet?" I thought. "Wow, that has a nice ring to it!" I felt liberated and invigorated. My life was finally catching up with my future, but this time in real life, not just in my dreams.

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  • "Are you absolutely certain that this is what you want to do?" Perhaps I could. But it would require my absolute devotion, enduring financial hardship, and making school my life for three long years. Could I really do it?

    The Captain Diaries: March 29, 2011

    "Are you absolutely certain that this is what you want to do?" Perhaps I could. But it would require my absolute devotion, enduring financial hardship, and making school my life for three long years. Could I really do it?

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  • So, what was the first thing I did?  Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

    My dreams unveiled: Robotics, FBI and NOAA Corps

    So, what was the first thing I did? Well, I walked out of that ceremony with my naturalization certificate in hand and headed straight home to fill out the most important applications of my life: FBI and NOAA Corps.

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  • I have installed simple WordPress sites before, but I never had a chance to dig into the technicalities, plug-in writing, admin tricks, SEO optimization and such -- until now. It was fun!

    Infinimight.com is up and running!

    I have installed simple WordPress sites before, but I never had a chance to dig into the technicalities, plug-in writing, admin tricks, SEO optimization and such -- until now. It was fun!

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  • I'm back from Guatemala!  It was fun, and it was really great to see my family again.  It was the first time in many, many years that we could take a picture of the whole family together.

    My trip to Guatemala in 2009

    I'm back from Guatemala! It was fun, and it was really great to see my family again. It was the first time in many, many years that we could take a picture of the whole family together.

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  • No more falling in love after two seconds, either.  It's time to be careful not to fall for someone too quickly, but also careful not to wait too long.   I now know what kind of girl I'm looking for...

    Status… Decisions… What is to come?

    No more falling in love after two seconds, either. It's time to be careful not to fall for someone too quickly, but also careful not to wait too long. I now know what kind of girl I'm looking for...

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  • After the Pow Wow, I missed my exit to Lansing so I drove up to Flint, where in a split second I decided to go see the thumb of Michigan. I drove to Bad Axe, where I met some elite hackers.

    So many places in just a couple of days….

    After the Pow Wow, I missed my exit to Lansing so I drove up to Flint, where in a split second I decided to go see the thumb of Michigan. I drove to Bad Axe, where I met some elite hackers.

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  • I had the opportunity to visit two very prestigious, world-renown Canadian universities: Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.

    Touring Canadian Universities

    I had the opportunity to visit two very prestigious, world-renown Canadian universities: Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.

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