After four days of being laid-up nursing the worse kind of summer flu, I finally dragged myself out of the apartment today. I was desperate for an espresso and really needed to remove the cobwebs of the mind. Also, I had a morning meeting with a fantastic startup founder whose boundless enthusiasm helped give an energy boost. Later in the day, after we wrapped up a board meeting, I got a chance to sit with my pal Bijan at a sidewalk cafe, grab a coffee and talk about everything but technology. Bijan’s conversation skills are like a young brook – sometimes frenetic but mostly mellifluous. We discussed the joys of film, the warmth of Hasselblad photos, growing up, future and of course the languid pace of summer. And before he left, he told me to check out the blog of an Australian blogger and photographer. Reflecting on my day, I realize that there is no better medicine than an opportunity to interact with good people and of course, fresh air.