I sold some books too!
From what I can tell, I’m the only Carleton author with any fiction titles here today. I’ll have my first book signing ever in about 90 minutes! Really excited for it!
I had a great time in Minnesota over the weekend. This was my first time visiting as an Alumni Council member for my alma mater Carleton College. I get to venture back twice a year! Once in the beautiful spring and once in the beautiful fall. Pretty much the best two times to be in Northfield, Minnesota. Along the way we got to meet up with Mary's family and also a couple Minnesota-based clients. So really, pretty great! Since it came just two weeks after the NYC/DC trip, though, I'm pretty happy to be off a plane for awhile. Lots Read more…
It’s a beautiful spring day here.
Taken at Carleton College
You see, it was all building to that headline. 🙂 Anyway. It's been an interesting week. Quite good, really, despite a lot of different things pulling on me this week. One especially cool thing to report: I'm writing a long article for the Carleton Voice, the alumni magazine about my alma mater. If you want a good example of the truism "it takes 3 years for a business to make money," this is a perfect example. I pitched the magazine a story idea on March 30, 2008 (gmail saves everything, which is how I know). The idea was filed away Read more…
FORTY YEARS AND TEN iterations later, the Oregon Trail has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, becoming the most widely distributed educational game of all time. Market research done in 2006 found that almost 45 percent of parents with young children knew Oregon Trail, despite the fact that it largely disappeared from the market in the late ’90s. A recent frenzy of nostalgia over the game has yielded everything from popular T-shirts (“You have died of dysentery”) to band tour promotions (“Fall Out Boy Trail”) to humorous references on popular websites (“Digg has broken an axle”). via citypages.com Three Carleton Read more…
via nerdapproved.com Speaking of my alma mater, some Carleton students turned Goodsell Observatory into R2D2. When they’re not busy spooning, they’re rather enterprising, no? Fun fact about Goodsell: way back when, the observatory kept time for most of the railroads across the country. via Mary M and Facebook.
via facebook.com Very romantical. Click the link above for more photos.