Thirty One Years

Today is our thirty-first wedding anniversary. We got married on a hot steamy June night in the Washington DC area. During the official part of the event, the skies opened up and it poured. After that, the heat and humidity dissipated and we had a really fun party.

It has been a productive partnership. We have three fantastic children and an array of business and personal interests that we have pursued, often and increasingly together. We plan to spend the day together and not work. So other than this brief public celebration of matrimony and love, this is all you are going to get from me today.

But if you are interested in the crypto/blockchain/token sector, you may want to check out something I wrote on and posted overnight. It is about our dual strategy of investing directly in companies and projects and also in token funds. You can read that here.

#life lessons

Comments (Archived):

  1. The Cheap Bugger

    Wishing you more joy, laughter and happiness in the years to come. Happy Anniversary!

  2. Burke Franklin

    That’s an awesome and inspiring success story. Congratulations!

  3. Si Shen

    I read your blog every day for years but this is my first comment. Because I think there’s nothing more important than what you described today.

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  5. jason wright

    31-0. well played.who is the Georges Doriot of crypto capitalism?

  6. DJL

    Congratulations! You guys are an inspiration for integrating work and life.

  7. Twain Twain

    Congrats and have a great day!

  8. Pointsandfigures

    Happy Aniv, we did 31 this year too. At this point, hopefully they will just keep accumulating until we die. Sustainable and cash flow positive at this point. No need for venture money

  9. Tom Labus

    Congrats!! Travel safe and have a great day off.

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  11. Stephen Bradley

    Congratulations, Fred

  12. Elia Freedman

    Congratulations to both of you. To many more years of your happiness.

  13. Jeremy Shatan

    Happy anniversary! You’re just a year and two days ahead of me and my wife!

  14. Lawrence Brass

    Best things in life are done together and it is not always easy.For love and the years to come.Cheers!

  15. Richard

    31 year!, now there is a block chain!

  16. JLM

    .The sanctity and nobility of marriage should be celebrated at every turn. Your greatest legacy is your children.But, wait until you have grandchildren, then you will experience real joy.Well played. Good wife. Good life.40 years here, first grandchild 5 months agoIs this a great country or what?JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

    1. sigmaalgebra

      There’s a famous mathematical physics guy Freeman Dyson, from England, long in Princeton, maybe at the Institute for Advanced Study, and currently at…is an interview of him with in part:The important invention in a way for the human species was grandparents. Grandparents were the beginning of culture when we could sit around the cave fire and the grandparents would sing songs to the children and the parents would be out hunting so having three generations was what made us what we are.

      1. JLM

        .Brilliant comment. Well played.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

        1. LE

          I know his daughter Esther a small bit. She did me a ‘solid’ way back during the first bubble. One thing I remember very distinctly about our conversation.a) She immediately moved to ‘size me up’. She wanted to determine if I went to a good school or came from a ‘good’ (rich) family.b) She told me how she was quizzed and discussed important issues at the dinner table with her family every night. No nonsense. She was raised to be a high achiever. She swims (or swam back then) every single day. If on business travel the hotel has to have a pool.I get very frustrated with my wife because she restricts how I can push my stepkids ala ‘Dyson’. I’d have them spend time learning something everyday that can give them an edge (like Freeman apparently did).

  17. karen_e

    Congratulations and enjoy the day off.

  18. sigmaalgebra

    Great congratulations to you and your wife on your marriage and parenting.Today at Drudge is a link to an NYT piece with headlineFewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. StatesWhile I don’t trust the NYT, not even they get everything wrong; there are and have been lots of other sources for broadly the same data — we’re going extinct, literally, actually quite rapidly. So, in parenting, and no doubt also marriage, we have not nearly enough success stories such as from you and your wife.Growing up, I was told or led to believe that:(1) Men mostly just wanted short term sex and might put up with some long term relationship. Women really wanted a long term, committed, monogamous, romantic relationship and marriage and children and would put up with sex.(2) The marriage vows, e.g.,We gather together to join this man and this women together with the bonds of holy matrimony … cherish, treasure, love … for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer, forsaking all others, ’till death do we part.were really serious, at least for the bride.Since then I’ve seen a wide range of cases. For a surprisingly large fraction of the cases, apparently:(A) The men were much more interested in marriage, as a long term, committed, monogamous, romantic relationship, as in the vows, with children with good parenting, than the women.(B) To the women the wedding ceremony was at best a costume comedy, a joke, fun fooling a man.(C) The women got married for sex and the man’s money. If they had children, she was devoted to them but not after the youngest entered first grade. Once she had gone a few years without having more children, she was ready to leave the marriage and home for nearly anything different, even if it would clearly be a practical and emotional disaster. Mostly she would be with other women and give up on a long term relationship with a man.I’ve seen women leave marriages, apparently quite good in all practical ways, for what was clearly to be a disaster and for no more important reason than she didn’t want children, was bored, and wanted something different. In some cases, the husband a really nice guy, wealthy, from a wealthy, apparently very strong, family, totally in love with his wife, with a big, expensive wedding, honeymoon, and nice house, with nice cars, etc., and all those advantages didn’t help much or at all.A guess is that, say, 200 years ago in the US, marriages often looked like long term, committed, monogamous romantic relationships mostly just because (A) social pressure and (B) for the woman the alternatives were grim.Apparently what I saw was just a part of the situation that has resulted in (A) 40% of US babies born to single mothers, (B) one-third of marriages ending in divorce, and (C) birth rate so low Caucasian Americans are going extinct.

    1. SFG

      Sig, your post would have been fine if it stopped after the 1st sentence.

      1. LE

        My personal feeling is if you disagree with what someone says you say why that is. He is presenting his opinion and thoughts and it’s great that he does that. Despite what most people here (who comment after all I don’t know what people who don’t comment think) he is entitled to do that and it provides more value (to me) than a joke. Which is often the top rated comment. This is not in support of what he is saying (or disagreement I haven’t vetted it actually) but rather that he is saying something that often is interesting to read.Fwiw your reply could be taken as a bit of bullying since it’s clear you are trying to make the other person feel bad. Is that what you intended?

        1. SFG

          I like sig. My two cents that maybe save all of the other stuff for another time and place. Sorry if anyone got offended.

  19. JaredMermey

    While you and Gotham Gal were in LA, my wife attended an event where Gotham Gal was the featured panelist. The wisdom and approach to life she shared — specifically balancing personal and professional with a focus on things unique to women — was taken to heart. Thank you.And best of luck for your next 31(plus!) years together.

  20. SFG

    Happy anniversary and have a wonderful celebration day together.

  21. bfeld

    Happy anniversary lovebirds.

  22. iggyfanlo

    Congratulations to both Gotham Gal and you… testament to your long-term thinking and acting 🙂

  23. creative group

    FRED:Gotham Gal exemplifies the better half. Fred you definitely married up. Enjoy your day with the wheels that contributes to your vehicle moving in life. (Gotham Gal)Captain Obvious!#UNEQUIVOCALLYUNAPOLOGETICALLYINDEPENDENT

  24. Mark Essel

    Gratz to you both and best wishes on at least 31 more years together. Enjoy the day with each other.

  25. JamesHRH

    Mazel Tov!!