Posts in Travel

What’s a Four Letter Word For Frustration?

IKEA. We have been rehabbing a cabin all summer up in northern MN. My wife (and my daughters) love IKEA. I hate the place. If I went to the Pearly Gates and St Peter asked, “Hell or put together IKEA …

T-Mobile Didn’t Work Either

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about how I was switching from ATT to T-Mobile.  I didn’t want to go to Verizon because it was too expensive, and I don’t know anyone that likes their service.  Let’s be honest, …

It’s A Beautiful City

Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  I was at a thing all day yesterday and they had a cruise booked for the evening.  Fortunately, we had a beautiful low humidity perfect weather night.  Here are …

The Last Mile in Rural Tech

Over the course of the last ten years, I have spent a lot of time in rural Midwestern and Southern America.  When we drive through small towns, we always wonder what the heck people do there to exist.  Many of …

What Makes You Happy? Experiences.

As an alum of Chicago Booth, I look forward to reading their magazine.  It has an article or five I always find interesting.  I tore one below out and wanted to blog about it. The study is “Cultivating Gratitude and …

Goin’ To California

We are headed out to California today. We will be in a few places in Northern California. Our nephew is getting married, so we decided to extend the trip. I am meeting with a few people when I am out …

Best Cell Service

Since I got a cell phone in the 1990s, I have always had ATT cell service.  I find that no one actually likes their cell provider.  I wonder what else everyone is using, and where they are using it. ATT …

The Forest and the Trees

I am up in Minnesota for a week.  When we are up here, we tend to wind up doing some chores that require manual labor.  Gardening, transplanting trees, digging rocks, painting, trimming and cutting trees and burning them. There is …

Amazon Delivers

My wife and I bought a cabin in the north woods of Minnesota.  It’s way up north, Grand Marais.  The cabin is in the woods on a small lake.  It has running water from a spring on a hill, and …

My Time In Little Rock

The past few days I was in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The FIS Accelerator is there and this year was their first demo day.  Turns out, one of my best buddies from my trading days lives in Little Rock so I …

Potentially Losing My Sanity

If you looked at the title of this post, you might think it’s political.  It’s not.  Yesterday, my wife and I bought a cabin in the Northwoods of Minnesota.  We bought it from my uncles who bought it from my …

Getting Away From it All

My friend Arnold Waldstein asked a question on Facebook.  Where in Europe do you go to get away from it all?  I don’t know much about Europe, but I know where to go in the US.  Grand Marais, MN.  It’s …

Hard Wired For Trouble

I am up in northern Minnesota and I am reading Brian Portnoy’s excellent book on investing. I will blog about it another time when I am finished.  I am on my iPad, and haven’t figured out how to cut and …

Business Cards

Who likes business cards?   Every time I go to a meet up or a function, I come home with pockets full of them.  Usually, I can find people on LinkedIN or someplace else.  I don’t have a good process …

The Ubiquitous Internet

My family and I headed up to Grand Marais, MN for a few days.  Someone rated it, “The Coolest Small Town in America”.  Of course, gonna be pretty darn hot in the northland today.  I posted some photos on Instagram, …

Flying in a P51

Today I am getting the opportunity to go up in a P51 Mustang.  My friend Dan Fordice flew his plane in from Vicksburg, MS.   He is a big supporter of the National World War Two Museum and over the …

Ballparks, Culture and Hope

I am up in Detroit, MI.  It’s Detroit Startup Week.  Detroit is trying to build momentum around their startup community.  I am happy to support them.  What’s good for Detroit is good for every other Midwestern startup community. Downtown Detroit …

Detroit Startup Week

Today I am driving to Detroit.  It’s around a four hour drive.  I am headed up to be on a panel for Detroit Startup Week.  I am happy to do it.  The better the startup community gets in Detroit, the …