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
Social media is full of posts from those recently admitted to colleges’ early admissions programs. Smiles, proud parents and achievements justly-deserved. But, there’s a dark side to it all. Recently, someone told me about another suicide attempt at Harvard College. It’s an open secret that colleges’ mental health service offerings cannot keep up with demand.
Work is my drug of choice. I don’t do other drugs. I drink alcohol in moderation and abstain every Lent. I don’t seek high-risk and adrenaline-filled adventures. But, work and achievement have my number. They own me. When they call, I want to drop everything else in my life. If I am not careful, work
Fly fishing in winter isn’t for everyone. The wind, cold and rain can be punishing. It is why few do it, as more rational anglers stay indoors. But, the landscape is hauntingly beautiful, and the river is devoid of people. The stillness in the air is almost ominous, as the birds and bugs are gone.
Mrs. T’s father is one of five children, each of whom had two to four children. Each of them in turn had two to four children, too. So, on Thanksgiving, in Connecticut, up to 60 people will gather when you add up all of the grandchildren, in-laws, boyfriends/girlfriends, and great-grandchildren. It is a special family
Among the amazing birthday gifts my friends gave to me was this: a whole smoked brisket from The BBQ Don. I’m a huge fan of BBQ, and as I’ve written before here, The BBQ Don has the best brisket I’ve ever tasted. When I told Mrs. T. about his upcoming Thanksgiving Special, she enthusiastically thought
I am very grateful to Mrs. T. for planning a surprise couples’ dinner for my birthday. She coordinated every detail with the restaurant, and I was overwhelmed by how beautiful everything looked. Mrs. T. did a lot of other work, such as painting the invitation and name cards. She had people submit adventure ideas for