My name is Derek Brooks

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I really wanna create a microblogging app that allows me to post a status update to threads... and then posts a TWEET that’s simply a link back to the threads post, hahah.

I think this is the only reasonable way to use the twitter API as a consumer right now.

The strongest woman I know

10 years ago, Kari and I were visiting Chicago during one of her fall breaks. I was there to work with my startup cofounders and she was there to hang out, shop, and enjoy our favorite city.

We got in late, ordered pizza from one of our favorite spots, and then crashed at an Air BnB. The next morning, Kari woke up unable to control the entire left side of her body. Being young, naive, and frankly stupid, we (I) thought that maybe she slept weird. Maybe she had a pinched nerve or something. I suggested that she try some stretches or yoga to see if she could work it out while I showered to get ready for work. She agreed, but the stretches weren’t helping, so we decided to go to the nearest walk-in clinic.

Preparing for how slow and …

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So glad that I stopped to read this Derek! It’s a very sweetly written piece about your life and love. Thank you for sharing. I know your wife’s Mom from school! What strength you both have, I am suddenly just..well, proud of you both!🥰
Wonderfully written about an amazingly strong woman! It was such an honor and privilege to be a small part of her journey! You are a power couple and bring out the best in each other! Let me know if you guys are ever in the twin cities, I would love to buy you a beer and catch up!!

Cindy Mather replied to a blog

Man, appreciate this story deeply. Thanks for taking the time to write and glad to hear Kari was able to overcome so much
Hi Derek, You may your dad tear up big time. You are the most amazing son and husband. I am over the top proud of you! What you wrote was one of the most loving and caring pieces I've ever read. Your tremendous love for each other is something few couples have. And Kari, You are such an inspiration! You are the best wife and daughter-in-law I could EVER ask for. You are also one of the most positive people that I have ever met! You always light up a room with your perkiness and that laugh! I love you both dearly and with all my heart. Love, Dad

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