We are wrapping up a family vacation week in Ireland, having cycled in Connemara, a very rural area in the west, and after bookending the trip with Dublin on each side. Having gone to parochial schools for 10 years, I had many priests and nuns from Ireland as teachers and still remember well how they
A friend of mine owns apartments and rents them to college students. Over the decades, he has assembled a large set of properties. He is the manager, too, and has his own team do all the maintenance and repairs. “It’s crazy,” he said. “I can’t find a decent plumber.” He said that he has to
Mrs. T. and I are in NYC for a long weekend. We are celebrating our wedding anniversary. The Big 2-5! I have been in charge of lodging, travel and dinners. I emptied all points balances. Mrs. T. plans our days, which has meant museums and a play. It has been a joyful trip, including a
We are empty nesters for a few weeks and for the first time ever. “Let’s go fly fishing,” Mrs. T. said. “I’d love to learn.” “Really?” So, many moons ago, we booked a long weekend up at northern New Hampshire, at the spot where I taught each of our children to fish. A rite of
Summer is a time for vapidly empty weekend schedules, oppressive humidity and asphalt streets that almost steam with resignation from heat that is almost cruel. Today was that kind of day. I found myself with nothing to do this Saturday, with the family out of town, enjoying internships, camp and assorted travels here and there.
We’re happy to announce that our family angel program (back 70+ entrepreneurs and donate all gains to charity; details here) has invested in Nurse 1-1. It is our 13th investment so far (portfolio here). I’ve known for many years founder Michael Sheeley. He co-founded RunKeeper (sold to ASICS) and knows B2C business models extremely well.