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Starlings in Winter - This endless summer

Chunky and noisy,
but with stars in their black feathers,
they spring from the telephone wire
and instantly

they are acrobats
in the freezing wind.
And now, in the theater of air,
they swing over buildings,

dipping and rising;
they float like one stippled star
that opens,
becomes for a moment fragmented,

then closes again;
and you watch
and you try
but you simply can’t imagine

how they do it
with no articulated instruction, no pause,
only the silent confirmation
that they are this notable thing,

this wheel of many parts, that can rise and spin
over and over again,
full of gorgeous life.

Ah, world, what lessons you prepare for us,
even in the leafless winter,
even in the ashy city.
I am thinking now
of grief, and of getting past it;

I feel my boots
trying to leave the ground,
I feel my heart
pumping hard. I want

to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.

From: Owls and Other Fantasies: Poems and Essays
Copyright ©: Mary Oliver

In the land of endless summer, I feel no fall.

Today is my first day working with TECODE! In doing research for a business narrative, I was surprised to find out that Puerto Rico ranks 19th among all countries in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index! As the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute explains: 

"Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.
Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.
This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 120 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.
The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 15 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem” (source).
Today is my first day working with TECODE! In doing research for a business narrative, I was surprised to find out that Puerto Rico ranks 19th among all countries in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index! As the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute explains: 

"Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.
Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.
This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 120 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.
The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 15 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem” (source).

Today is my first day working with TECODE! In doing research for a business narrative, I was surprised to find out that Puerto Rico ranks 19th among all countries in the Global Entrepreneurship and Development (GEDI) Index! As the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute explains: 

"Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth. Without enterprise and entrepreneurs, there would be little innovation, little productivity growth, and few new jobs.

Entrepreneurial success does not take place in a vacuum. Entrepreneurs exist in the context of their particular geography – be that their local, national, or even supranational economy and society.

This mix of attitudes, resources, and infrastructure is known as the entrepreneurship ‘ecosystem’. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is an annual index that measures the health of the entrepreneurship ecosystems in each of 120 countries. It then ranks the performance of these against each other. This provides a picture of how each country performs in both the domestic and international context.

The GEDI methodology collects data on the entrepreneurial attitudes, abilities and aspirations of the local population and then weights these against the prevailing social and economic ‘infrastructure’ – this includes aspects such as broadband connectivity and the transport links to external markets. This process creates 15 ‘pillars’ which GEDI uses to measure the health of the regional ecosystem” (source).

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The Fernandes family is going to the Buenos Aires Temple! I finally downloaded Whatsapp again and am so happy to have such direct communication! Their 8-hour trip begins tomorrow! Danielito is repeating after his mom Gabriela, talking about what they’re doing at the Temple. He seems excited, but what Daniel and Gabriela have done to get to this point - to be sealed for eternity, has been incredible. We are all so blessed!

La familia Fernandes y yo nos pusimos en contacto a través de Whatsapp, y qué feliz estoy! Danielito está animado, pero creo que sus padres son aún más porque entienden los convenios sagrados que van a hacer, y nunca se van a estar separados, ni en vida ni muerte, con su sellamiento.

My heroes. As seen in the Economics at MIT brochure.
My heroes. As seen in the Economics at MIT brochure.

My heroes. As seen in the Economics at MIT brochure.

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