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Founder The New Green

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Co-founder Forever Labs

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thenewgreen  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The First Official Virtual Pandemic Happy Hour

Hey! Thanks fir the invite. I was actually being social IRL. Socially distanced drinks in the bacjrayd with a bonfire. We had two people come over and sit on opposite sides of a fire. It was awesome.

Hope the meetup was a success.

thenewgreen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

Somehow, I think this is awesome! In fact, for April 1st of next year mk should have everything convert to luxombourgish, automatically.

thenewgreen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

Sorry you’re going through this, but I don’t think you are feeling what we have all felt. I think this is something different. I may have been quarantined, others may be stuck in an apartment but they can open a window or go for a socially distanced walk outside. You cannot. That’s rough. That’s real isolation. Isolation from the sun, the earth. These are the things that are getting most of us through this. There’s a reason you can’t buy a tent or bike these days without a wait. Many people are getting their sanity through connection to the natural world. You can’t do that. That’s rough, pal. Hang in there. Write that novel! Record that song! Watch all 100 of TIME Magazines top films in alphabetic order.

Godspeed. Stay safe!

thenewgreen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

Iceland was the best trip I have ever taken. The best mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, thermal rivers, black sand beaches, lush green juxtaposed against black molten rocks. Just the best.

We drove around the whole of the country, but didn’t get in to the interior. My favorite part of the trip was the Westman Islands. It was out of this world. A small fishing village on a remote Icelandic island that happened to have one of the best restaurant I’ve ever dined in. And I’ve dined in some nice ones. It is called Slippurinn

We stayed at some awesome Airbnb’s and one amazing hotel that felt like staying in a luxury hotel on Tatooine.

I never did a trip report either. I should have. It was remarkable. Maybe I’ll do a retrospective trip report for the places I’ve been these past few years.

Also... yes, don’t die.

thenewgreen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

You are not a terrible person. I have eased in to allowing to see friends, socially distanced and while outside. We had Two friends over for drinks outside. I went to a restaurant with a physician/investor and ate outside at a place that is known for being very safe.

Congrats on launching the new product. Good luck!

thenewgreen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 16, 2020

I am excited to meet Winston. I can’t imagine how excited she was. Winston better join our founder meeting tomorrow.

thenewgreen  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nine years

Happy belated hubday! It is amazing what 9 years can do. 9 years ago we had welcomed our first child. Now I have 3. Crazy!

Glad the cards have fallen in your favor! Onward!

thenewgreen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 399th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

thenewgreen  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to Escape From Mount Vesuvius on the morning of August 24, 79 AD

I toured Pompei with an archaeologist. It was one of the coolest private tours I have had. Unfortunately, we were traveling with another family that didn’t really care that much about the history etc.

The plaster casts of the victims bodies are remarkable and stirring. The homes they lived in were amazing too and their aqueducts, technology etc.

I learned that the romans mandated a road be a certain width for carriages. To this day, we are impacted by this. Roads are the same. Even the space shuttles are impacted because they have to be designed in a way that can transport them on roads. It was a really fun day. Italy is an amazing place. I highly recommend going to Sorrento, Capri and Pompei.

thenewgreen  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 9, 2020

I don’t think there is anything a teacher could do in this situation. But, it’s clear to me that some are better than others. My sons music teacher is a wizard. The guy uses puppets, different voices and is constantly engaging the kids. I think a big part of engaging the kids is to occasionally call on them unprompted, keeping them on their toes.

This morning I tested having my kids go for a morning run. So far, he does seem more dialed in and relaxed. Granted, we are only 10 minutes in.

We are lucky that our Au Pair is a trained elementary school teacher and she does a great job. I can’t imagine not having help and having a full time job. Or having several kids in the k-4th grade age. People are carrying heavy burdens these days.

Aside: Last night I was on a call with a woman in NorCal and she has all of these concerns and a raging fire headed her way. It’s amazing to me that evangelicals aren’t seeing Trump as the first horseman of the apocalypse.

thenewgreen  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 9, 2020

We are at the finish line of a herculean effort. We will have closed out a very difficult fundraise in the midst of the greatest economic collapse in generations. This will be an amazing feat. What's better is that we have an awesome new product to launch on the heels of the raise. We will continue to bank stem cells. We will continue to allow people to consent to donate those cells to FL so we can sell them to research institutions (we are very transparent about this and ~80% of people consent) but our new offering is born out of a patent that mk and the lab team developed. It's going to help a lot of people and by all accounts it's going to be very lucrative for the company. I'm extremely excited about it. I think we will get the company to "default alive" by Q3 2021.

The family was just in DC for the weekend. We visited all of the outdoor monuments in the Mall... well not all, but many. It felt like a good, safe environment. We visited our dear friends in VA, one of which is cW. It was such an awesome time. The kids love it and we did too. Much needed.

But back the grind and to mk's post here, back to homeschooling. It's been rough. We have been at it for 3 weeks now. My 9 year old is thriving, but my 6 year old is not. He's a super high energy kid. He had a hard time focusing in PERSON let alone being tethered to a chair for hours when only minutes are really about learning. So much of their time is spent helping kids log in etc. It's almost cruel of us to expect him to sit through that. I know I couldn't. I think I'm going to start waking up a bit earlier with him and going for a morning run. It will be good for both of us. But homeschooling online sucks. I think he'd be better served if we just homeschooled him ourselves. To cgod's point, our kids have all the resources, books etc. They're smart. We could devise a hands on experiential curriculum that far exceeds what he is doing now. Watching him hate this is breaking my heart. I'm gonna give it a few more weeks before making a decision, but it's not looking good.