Okay here it is. Some of you may have some questions about how we got here and why, so here goes:
- Why farberbrothers.com? When my grandfather came over from the old country in the early part of the 20th century he started a lumber yard and hardware store in Linden, NJ by the name of (you guessed it) FarberBrothers. My daughter, Audrey, exhumed the name, paid for the domain registration, and generally got this started. I am now co-opting the blog portion of the site. Many thanks to Dan and her for making this possible.
- Why second generation? Well My grandfather was the original immigrant, my father is of the first generation, and I am the second generation. In the true American tradition, my grandfather was wildly successful, my father and his siblings not so much, and our generation has left the original business and gone out into the uncharted waters of professional careers. With few exceptions, the streets have been paved with gold.
- Crossroads, what crossroads? Besides being a lifelong blues fan, I graduated college in a different era when finding a job seemed to have been easier than it is now. I fell into a job writing software and have been moving from one thing to the next without much thought about where it was all heading. This is not to say it has not been a pretty good run, nor that I will not return to that world. Rather, it is time to take a look around and see what else may or may not be ‘out there’. Therefore, I voluntarily left my position and am now embarking on a conscious choice where to apply my energies while there is still time, energy, and resources.
I guess that about covers it, I will be adding blogs probably irregularly and we will all see which direction I take.
Thanks for reading,