Way beyond the food, football and family, Thanksgiving Day is about giving thanks for our blessings, including the people who have touched us over our lifetime. I have 4 parents – my wife’s and my own – and my 4 grandparents that I miss today, along with so many others over the years who have come and gone. Great memories.
On this day of remembrance and thanks, it was particularly sad to hear today about the passing of Mark Johnson of PADT (Tempe, AZ). Mark’s passion, intelligence, energy and receptiveness to new ideas was a joy to experience. He was a vital and energetic force in the technology and technology investing communities in Phoenix. His joy of seeing tech ideas being funded and moved forward will always be part of my memory of a man who lived his professional life the right way.
Way too young. Goodbye Mark. Remembered always.