The Crux

The Crux

crux [kruhks]
a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point; something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty. 
“Crux.” Def. 1 & 3. Web. 27 Apr 2010.

“Dad, I can’t do it,” said the young boy.

“Reach your left hand about half a foot!” Dad said.

“My arms are getting tired. I’m ready to come down!”

“Buddy, you’re so close to the top! Rest on your legs for a minute.”

The boy nestled into the footholds, weighting his legs but still gripping the rock.

“You ready?” said Dad.

The afternoon wind muffled the boys response.

“What was that?” said Dad, louder this time. Continue reading “The Crux”

Venture Funding Your Private Dream

Venture Funding Your Private Dream

You’re alarmed. Once again. Just like you are most days of the week. Fumbling for the snooze button, you wipe out the nightstand and all of its inhabitants. Something thuds the floor followed by a flash and a dzzzt. You didn’t need the lamp anyway.

Crap. Gotta get to work. At least the light bulb in your head still works. You run through the morning drill like a soldier at boot camp, and you wonder, “How much longer will I have to do this?” Continue reading “Venture Funding Your Private Dream”