We’re Biking the Atlantic Coast

"What should we do this fall?," I asked Sarah recently. Our youngest had just left for college. I'm at a break in my career. I was itching to do something big and not squander this unique window of time. But what? Travel, to put it mildly, is difficult right now. Most of the things we … Continue reading We’re Biking the Atlantic Coast

Empty Nest Adventures – Part One

In August, our youngest child Jimmy left for UW-Madison.  After a quarter of a century of being full time parents with kids at home, my wife Sarah and I are now empty nesters.  We have no fall sporting events to attend.  The house is eerily quiet, the dishwasher takes three days for us to fill … Continue reading Empty Nest Adventures – Part One

Find the Experts-How to use Podcasts & Curated Lists to get Smarter/Faster/Better

In my last post announcing my EIR role at American Family Ventures, I mentioned how much I value working shoulder to shoulder with smart people. Today, I want to highlight another method to surround yourself with brilliant people that can teach you, inspire you and drive you, even if you don’t have the opportunity to … Continue reading Find the Experts-How to use Podcasts & Curated Lists to get Smarter/Faster/Better

Travel School. What I Learned Homeschooling my Son for Five Months

My wife, son and I just returned from a 5-month trip. We spent most of this time sailing a boat from Grenada to the Virgin Islands. Just the three of us—it was an amazing, inspiring, awesomely fun adventure. I had several goals for the trip, but now that it’s over, I think one of the … Continue reading Travel School. What I Learned Homeschooling my Son for Five Months