One my children asked me about what causes cigarette addiction. I didn’t know, and so, I did some online research. The short answer: dopamine. Nicotine creates the release of dopamine (more here). Dopamine is one of those magical neurotransmitters. It creates feelings of pleasure and well-being. You feel great and self-confident when dopamine is plentiful.
What a great day! I went fly fishing today on Sunday. I awoke at 3.30 am to drive to the river. I’m grateful to my family for giving me a hall pass. The water was super-low but the the trout were decently active now that temperatures have dropped here in New England. Many trees along the river
I don’t know about you, but the thought of our nation re-engaging in Iraq has me torn. It’s clear that something has to be done to stop the horrific killings of children, but I don’t think air strikes will be enough. I’m also of the mind that our soldiers have already paid a huge price
I read with great interest Brad Feld’s post today on his personal reactions to Robin Williams’ death. As you know, Brad and his team at Foundry are super-successful VCs. And, Brad lives a very transparent and authentic life, sharing through his blog his conundrums, problems, joys and victories. It is direct, raw and super-interesting prose
Wow. It has been a great long weekend for fly fishing. And, great service, food and scenery as usual at Tall Timber Lodge (see above unfiltered photo). Over three-and-a-half days, I landed 48 fish, most of which were good-sized and some were enormous for that part of the country. The highlight was catching two large wild
My gear is nearly packed, and after a board meeting tomorrow, I start a long, meandering drive for my annual fly-fishing trip. Each summer, I spend a few days up in the Great North Woods of N.H., a stone’s throw away from Canada. There is a series of rivers and streams up there, with trout and