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  • "God, please look after her," I prayed. "And please God, o please God, let me come back safe to her: allow me to see my love..."

    The Captain Diaries: August 13, 2011

    "God, please look after her," I prayed. "And please God, o please God, let me come back safe to her: allow me to see my love..."

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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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  • I can read all the exam preparation books and take all the practice tests in existence, but in the end, speaking English as a second language is my innate disadvantage. I just don't have the vocabulary that other Americans...

    The Captain Diaries: March 31, 2010

    I can read all the exam preparation books and take all the practice tests in existence, but in the end, speaking English as a second language is my innate disadvantage. I just don't have the vocabulary that other Americans...

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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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  • The good thing is that I've been getting excellent grades so far, probably because I have time to study and do homework.  Plus, it helps that I love every single one of my classes!!

    Back to work it is…

    The good thing is that I've been getting excellent grades so far, probably because I have time to study and do homework. Plus, it helps that I love every single one of my classes!!

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  • I ran across a couple of fun sites that provide virtual tours of Egyptian pyramids, including: King Khunfu's chamber, Khufu's pyramid, Khafre pyramid, and the Sphynx.

    Egyptian Pyramid Virtual Tours

    I ran across a couple of fun sites that provide virtual tours of Egyptian pyramids, including: King Khunfu's chamber, Khufu's pyramid, Khafre pyramid, and the Sphynx.

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  • When I decided to enroll at Cleveland Institute of Electronics, the reputation or validity of their Electronics Engineering Technology degree was (and still is) the last thing in my mind. I plan to complete the program and get this degree. Why? Simple, because I'm learning.

    CIE? Yes!

    When I decided to enroll at Cleveland Institute of Electronics, the reputation or validity of their Electronics Engineering Technology degree was (and still is) the last thing in my mind. I plan to complete the program and get this degree. Why? Simple, because I'm learning.

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  • I've made up my mind: I'm going to Calvin. I am also enrolled in an Associate's in Electronics Engineering Technology at Cleveland Institute of Electronics. I'm ready to embark on a long-term adventure in robotics....

    Calvin it is!

    I've made up my mind: I'm going to Calvin. I am also enrolled in an Associate's in Electronics Engineering Technology at Cleveland Institute of Electronics. I'm ready to embark on a long-term adventure in robotics....

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  • Yay, I'm still alive!  Surgery went well (mostly), and I am on my way to recovery. As a very random coincidence -- or a blessing perhaps --, Calvin College had a campus visit for engineering students today that I would have otherwise been unable to attend....

    I’m alive! (Plus, Purdue and Calvin are sounding good)

    Yay, I'm still alive! Surgery went well (mostly), and I am on my way to recovery. As a very random coincidence -- or a blessing perhaps --, Calvin College had a campus visit for engineering students today that I would have otherwise been unable to attend....

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