Category Archives: People of note

Martin Litton (1917-2014)

On December 1 I tweeted a link to a San Jose Mercury News article on Martin Litton, who had just passed away.  The article begins “Tireless, fearless and often rambunctious, Martin Litton devoted more than 60 years of his life to protecting the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Semisweet, An Orphan’s Journey Through the School the Hersheys Built.

Semisweet is a memoir of a portion of a most improbable journey.  It was written by John A. O’Brien, one of my teammates on Princeton University’s most recent undefeated football team, v. 1964. In October of this year over a weekend … Continue reading

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Two Bootstrapped Maine businesses

As promised, in this and one or two future posts, I’ll describe briefly several Maine businesses that are examples of the genre of bootstrapped businesses, and that have prospered without the benefits and costs of venture capital. #1: Designer bags … Continue reading

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3 Laguna Beach Entrepreneurs

Having visited relatives in Orange County’s Laguna Beach for several decades, last year my wife and I purchased a cottage there, where we are, for the 1st time, near to family.  (Just 3 blocks & 2 miles).  Laguna, an hour south … Continue reading

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Ed Keeble, another Veteran, one of 58,000+

Graduating from Princeton in 1966, my class left the comfort of a college campus just when the Vietnam War was really heating up.  With the Draft looming, classmates had various military options and other choices such as graduate school, a Draft deferrable … Continue reading

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On Veterans Day, one Vet in 16 million

As today is Veterans Day, I thought it may be of interest to touch on one of the Veterans in my family. My father, Krist K. Jake, saw action in World War II as an Army enlisted man, one of 16 million … Continue reading

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Lou “the glue” Marcelli

Lou Marcelli was an original who led a unique and remarkable life – if lives are art projects, his was a masterpiece. He passed away earlier this month at age 85. Last Sunday afternoon members of The Dolphin Swimming and Boating … Continue reading

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