After Carbon Black went public, Mrs. T. and I had some discussions. So, I’m excited to announce that our family is investing as angels and will donate all gains to charities. Why do this? First, we want to back entrepreneurs. This is personal for me. I have a low-income and immigrant background (more here). I
The town of Altmar, population 354 at last count, is a curious one. Way up in NY, near Lake Ontario, it is not near anything famous for land dwellers. Syracuse is an hour away, and it is a long 4.5-hour drive from Boston. But, for fly anglers, it offers this: the elusive, brutish and beautiful
I’m out of town this week for spring break, but wanted to write about the college admissions scandal that was announced yesterday. It is a very sad affair, but I am not surprised. When both major and niche sports comprise a clear path into very selective colleges (unlike in Europe), there is room for abuse.
Today is Fat Tuesday. Tomorrow, Lent kicks off with Ash Wednesday and introduces a few months when some of us are encouraged to pray, fast and give alms. Every spiritual or religious practice out there encourages an episodic fast. For me, I find it valuable. It is refreshing to do with less in an ad
A podcast series on my fave list is “Stay Tuned.” I’m behind on my podcast listening, but was able to hear the recent one, which featured Bryan Stevenson, who has spent his life on criminal-justice reform (link here) and his job as an attorney defending minors on death row. I found the podcast to be
After the Super Bowl, Patriots team captain Matt Slater was interviewed. He was wearing a baseball cap that said “Glory Deflectors.” Curious, I hit Google and found this interesting article about the team’s character coach Jack Easterby. It is no secret that head coach Bill Belichick leaves no stone unturned. The team has it own charter
We have a winter storm coming. Schools are being dismissed early, and my Board meeting today will be a call. If you’re contemplating cooking dinner, might I suggest braised short ribs? Last Sunday, I was early at the grocery store and saw that they had both boneless and with-the-bone beef short ribs. Together, they make