Entrepreneur, Explorer, Angel.
Sometimes all at Once.
14TH May 2021
Choate - Friends - Good Story - Legends and tales - Timeless - Uncategorized
Choate Football ’80 Hall of Fame Benediction
Welcome Judges. Forty years ago, we played for a warrior, poet, and coach. So with apologies to Kipling, Shelly, & Keat, here’s a verse, while you lace your cleats. Halftime had been all despair. 24 minutes left to bear. Down 14 at the break A perfect record still at stake We had not come this far For close again, but miss the bar So Forte’s tiptoes made a play Plus three more from the foot of Bray. As time ticked down the defense held We’d get the ball for one last spell 11 Young men, most in their prime Seventy yards before the final chime Long shadows revealed shortness of breath As we chewed up time, chalk and grass Until three yards and ten ticks […]
30TH January 2021
Creative problem Solving - Culture - Friends - Parenting - Timely
Covid the Accelerant
I think Covid is one of those accelerants that make us more of who we already are. You know the type. Alcohol. Money. Power. It’s said that they are truth serums. Inhibition droppers. Corruption makers. We’re surprised when someone gets their hands on said catalyst, and they seem to behave differently. I argue just the opposite – they behave just as they always were. Even perhaps just more so. Money gives the resources to pursue more of what you are. Power probably makes it harder for people to stop you. Alcohol, well, at this point it’s a universal defense for anything untoward. (Note- Winston Churchill’s last words were “I should have had more wine”). Covid should be added to the mix, or at least the pressure that comes with it. […]
27TH December 2020
Adventure - Family and Friends - Friends - Timeless - Uncategorized
Egyptians wrote about passing, as if someone got off the Nile and passed into the reeds. The Nile was life. Anything afield was not. They lived within a mile of the water, and what was beyond the reeds remained a mystery to most. The Romans called it alleysium, as in Gladiator before battle “if you find yourself alone, riding in green fields, with the sun on your face, do not be troubled, for you are in Alysium, and already dead”. Even in a movie, chilling words. Homer referred to it as the Elysian plain…where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, nor ever rain, but ever does Ocean send up blasts of the shrill-blowing West Wind that they may give cooling to men. If death […]
17TH September 2020
Family and Friends - Friends - Good Story - Legends and tales - Timeless
Five Fantastic Qualities of Mark Von Kreuter
My eulogy for a friend, Mark von Kreuter
- 10 Things to ask before Investing with someone
- May 08, 2014
- Angel investing for Family Offices: What if you knew ‘Zuck… back then.
- July 10, 2013
- Now I really want to be like Peter Thiel
- June 11, 2016