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A little over a week after the massive flash floods that have devasted large swaths of northern Colorado, I'm finally getting around to posting photos of our place. So many people have lost homes and all of their possessions, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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Brad and I had the enormous privilege and pleasure of working this weekend with an extraordinary group of Wellesley College students and alumnae who participated in 10 week internship placements in various African countries from Morocco, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Tanzania,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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After 17 years of Colorado living in Eldorado Canyon, where we thought we would never leave, we have embarked on a new phase of living and are selling our home. This wasn't actually part of our life plan at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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It's hard to find any words about the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday. Instead, I'm posting photos that I took when Brad ran the 2006 Boston Marathon; images of what spring in Boston is supposed to be about. Sad days. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
Q: Dear Amy: In Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur, you talk about scheduled communication on a daily (Four Minutes in the Morning), monthly (Life Dinner), and quarterly (QX Off the Grid) basis. All that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
I am delighted to share a thoughtful and positive review of Startup Life in Forbes online by Brent Beshore entitled "7 Changes for Your "Startup Life.'" Click here to read the review. According to Brent, "If you are an entrepreneur,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
One of the long quotes that we intended to include in Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur was this excerpt from Rainer Maria Rilke letters to a 19 year old cadet in the Vienna Military... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
One of the many interesting things I've learned during the publishing process of Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur with Brad is that publishing houses don't do the work of getting permission to reprint copyrighted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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On this first working Monday of the new year, Brad and I are officially announcing the launch of our book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Brad is writing a series of books on entrepreneurship... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
I know some of you don't like lists, or are tired of year-end summaries, but I love both of those things and thought I'd make a list of my own. Here are some of my favorite blogs of the year,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2012 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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Our beloved golden retriever, Kenai, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning. Brad wrote an eloquent blog post eulogizing our good dog here. As the incredibly nice woman at Boulder Veterinary Hospital said to me, it's a "painful blessing" that he died so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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This fall I've mostly been working on Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur with Brad, so in my not-writing time I've been knitting. I finished a small throw blanket for my sister Wendy and sent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2012 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
Even though I'm not in school, and haven't been for almost 25 years, I still feel like fall is the beginning of a new year. I'm ready to buy new pencils and tube socks for gym class and spiral notebooks;... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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I love living in my small town, but I also love visiting big cities and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle for a few days. Brad and I just spent 4 nights in Chicago on a Wellesley College... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
Now that it's almost March, I've decided it's time to start on my reading project for the year - which is to read all of the books my terrific friends gave me for my 45th birthday party back in September.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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This year winter doesn't start until 12/22 as the solstice comes on the late side, but I've been celebrating a very un-snowy time in Keystone by hiking. You can see the snow covered mountains in the background, but the hiking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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I'm back in snowy frigid Boulder after a week in mostly sunny Scottsdale, and the memories of our friend-filled birthday celebration week are helping keep me warm. On Brad's actual birthday night, we had Japanese food at Sushi Roku restaurant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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We are in Scottsdale this week with a bunch of friends, celebrating Brad's 46th birthday. View from our balcony: Dining room for our group opening dinner at XII at Sanctuary at Camelback: The happy group: The happy couple: Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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I've been in the Arizona desert for the past month. Here are some photos of cacti and desert plants: Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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After last weekend's Newport marathon, Brad did another one on back to back weekends in St. Louis, Missouri, completing #20. The 50 marathons in 50 states quest is a great way to see the country, including places I wouldn't necessarily... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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We spent the weekend with our longtime friends Warren and Ilana Katz at their house in Newport, Rhode Island so Brad could run his 19th marathon. Warren and Brad ran the full marathon and Ilana ran the half and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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I think this is the first snow of the winter, but I'm not sure it really counts. It's more of an excuse to try out my new Leica camera - Surprised some deer at the edge of the meadow -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
If you're looking for something fun to do this Saturday night, head on over to the Dairy Center for the Arts for an evening of comedy to benefit the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless! Bollocks, this is Boulder! Laugh till... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns
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While I had a lovely birthday celebration of my 45th birthday last week, it was also my older sister's birthday on Monday 9/12. We had a terrific sister day, with breakfast, facials, and lots of fun shopping together. And I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Thoughts in Random Patterns