jtangoVC.com https://jtangovc.com VC. Founder, Kepha Partners. Obsessed with fly fishing. A recovering ENTJ. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:30:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i2.wp.com/jtangovc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/cropped-Jo-500x500.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 jtangoVC.com https://jtangovc.com 32 32 37759884 Presidents’ Weekend 2018 https://jtangovc.com/presidents-weekend-2018/ https://jtangovc.com/presidents-weekend-2018/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:28:54 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13777 Hope you had a good Presidents’ weekend. When we used to ski often, I noticed that the sun would seem a bit warmer on the slopes during this particular holiday. It always felt like we had turned the corner weather-wise. I recently learned that February 28 marks the end of the meteorological winter. So, I

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Family Dinner https://jtangovc.com/family-dinner/ https://jtangovc.com/family-dinner/#respond Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:01:56 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13747 I had a great phone with our son, our oldest, who is in college. I try to give him a lot of space. But, every long while, we are able to speak over the phone. I try to ask open-ended questions and ask him how he is thinking about things. I try not to preach

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A Good Soaking https://jtangovc.com/a-good-soaking/ https://jtangovc.com/a-good-soaking/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:24:57 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13737 Well, it finally happened. While fishing a local river, I slipped, fell into the heavy current, and was pushed down-river, helplessly. I couldn’t feel bottom, as cold water rushed all around and over me. I awkwardly dog-paddled towards the bank. When my feet felt the ground, I knew I was safe. I immediately realized I

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Letting Go of Outcomes https://jtangovc.com/letting-go-outcomes/ https://jtangovc.com/letting-go-outcomes/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:27:41 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13706 I don’t know about you, but, I suck at letting go of outcomes. I’m used to a system where the harder you work at inputs, the more outputs you get. As you get older, though, you realize that often is not the case. When I was young, the more hours I put into school work,

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His Last Speech https://jtangovc.com/his-last-speech/ https://jtangovc.com/his-last-speech/#respond Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:17:22 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13694 The night before he was killed, MLK, Jr., gave a speech. Here is an excerpt. His last few lines are particularly poignant. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to

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I Am Not from Norway https://jtangovc.com/i-am-not-from-norway/ https://jtangovc.com/i-am-not-from-norway/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:38:44 +0000 https://jtangovc.com/?p=13686 I am from one of those brown-black-yellow countries that is very much not Norway (our family’s immigrant story here). A few hours after publishing a post about our family, the newspapers reported about some comments the President made (an article here). Honestly, he is free to believe and to say whatever he wants. He’s an

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