A meeting last week sticks out in my mind. A memory about grit and hope. It was with a friend who is recovering from a massive stroke and heart attack. He was in a coma for a month. He was CEO of one of my investments many years ago. He is extremely wealthy, at one
Here’s a video of U2 singing “New Year’s Day.” It’s from their “War” album tour, which put them on the map. I listened to this song a great deal when it came out. Plaintive and powerful. The song is about Poland’s Solidarity movement, which fought hard during the Cold War to promote human rights and
A white-knuckle drive through a snow storm. Car accidents. A winter wonderland. The Yale Whiffenpoofs. That was a day in my life. I went back for my college’s annual alumni assembly. It was my first time to this event, as I was asked only recently to represent my class. Man, what a tough drive over.
That summer, I was in high school. I was taking summer classes in Cambridge, MA. I was away from home for three months. It was a blast. It also was a summer of many firsts. Away from home, it was a great experience to be independent. Taking classes, working on the student newspaper, and meeting
I stumbled upon the video above while surfing the Internet last night. It is The Sundays’ cover version of “Wild Horses.” I played it, and it instantly took me back 20 years to a May afternoon. I was in my apartment, about to finish my job and readying to start business school. There are a