The basic premise? “We need to get more guys who are running tech startups instead decide to be stay-at-home dads.
What do you think of that? Stupid, right? That’s what it sounds like when anyone suggests that we need to get more women doing startups.” —
When I went to participate in a startup accelerator program two time zones away for three months, my husband — who has a full time job as a developer at Google — took care of our kids alone for three months.
If you’re serious about your career, marry someone who’s serious about doing half of the childcare.
or just don’t have kids. because that’s also an option and a good one for some.
“It’s like pulling two magnets apart,” she said to my quivered laugh as I wiped tears from my eyes an hour later than I was supposed to leave. Multiple “goodbyes” and hugs ensued and I carefully made my way down her front stairs, examining the view, her view of the Pacific with each step. Funny how only the first and the last days brought full sun to this far end of the country. Deep breaths, reluctant steps and I found myself on the sidewalk. She opened the door and shouted “I love you!” then quickly closed it again still peering out the window and I found the car to drive away.
A year is just too long to go without seeing my favorite person in the universe. May that never happen to us again.
Hiked a rainforest next to a glacial river in the most-western peninsula of the lower 48. Rain on Thanksgiving morning means there is no one on the trail and sightings of 3 HERDS OK ELK, at least TEN salmon, 2 bald eagles and a family of deer. After the hike we weren’t quite done so we headed to the Pacific to catch the only rays of sun found all day as we watched the weather blow by then headed home to make dinner and play cribbage (I won). Dinner was topped off with mulled rum cider and a cigar and now I’m reading Scientific American in front of the wood stove.
This is exactly as I imagined. Thank you, America.