This is a brilliant piece, Kris — when I got the the Venn I had a delicious “Aha!” moment. Not to be critical but I’ll just say that my wife of 20 years and I are besties today, but we didn’t start out that way. It took a lot of time and a lot of that grit and brain sweat you so accurately described to get there.
If you don’t have that crème de la crème in your life today, I wish for your that you meet him soon!
Thanks for a great read.