My father-in-law, Jake Haun, was an electrical engineer who went on to get an MBA from Harvard. Those might be enough accomplishments for a single lifetime. But Jake had just enough passion, patriotism, curiosity and ADHD to leave behind his comfortable life and enlist in the Navy, where he served on the USS Maddox. Not resting on those laurels, Jake returned home and enrolled in medical school and became an ER doctor. From there, his work took him from emergency rooms in Richmond, VA to a clinic in Haight Asbury during the late 1960s.Jake is in his eighties now, and has lived what seems like several lifetimes. I'm grateful to have a father-in-law who can tell fascinating stories over a glass or two of scotch. And through those stories, I'm inspired to do work that makes a difference, and to live my life so I'll have a fascinating story or two to tell when I'm in my eighties.
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