When he was young, he listened to the music of KISS and heavy metal bands, swam competitively and drew phenomenal caricatures of family members, Donald Duck and Woody Woodpecker. And he got tattoos on his biceps he would later try to re-create with magic markers (not really). In college, Craig played lacrosse, taught himself to play the guitar and met his counterpart in his future wife.
When he was bedridden with an illness in the 90s, instead of despairing or falling into depression, he taught himself the ins and outs of computers, the jargon and construction of these new instruments that were apparently designed to make life easier for us all. He tinkered and he read. He taught himself everything he’d need to know to get a job in the industry. Along the way, Craig married and had two great kids, started his own computer company and invested in a couple of race horses.
He knew I was an avid reader, so he recommended a fascinating book called, THE KNOW-IT-ALL: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A. J. Jacobs. I think we both aspired to that, although I would alter the title to read, “ One Woman’s Humble Quest.”
Today my nephew runs a successful custom software company called “envative” and flies four-seater planes across the area. He still dabbles at drawing and playing the guitar and his racehorses continue to stumble out of the gate but his expertise is in web design now. Check out my website, “Books ‘N Me”, which my nephew, my ‘Renaissance Man’, Craig Lamb, created for me. And, if you like what you see, please contact him at “envative.com” and tell him his Aunt Donna sent you.