Monday, May 4, 2009

North American Eagle Article

As mentioned last week, I've written an article for Desktop Engineering magazine on Ed Shadle and the team at North American Eagle. This intrepid group hopes to break the land speed record, currently held by a British team.

I have posted a version of the article that was distributed at the COE conference recently held in Seattle. The actual article will appear in an upcoming issue of Desktop Engineering. This is one of the most interesting topics that I've ever had the pleasure of covering, and I plan to write more about the North American Eagle team as their land speed record attempt progresses.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The $780 Cake

This one is a bit of a departure from my usual postings, but I was so proud of my wife Genny that I had to write something about this.

Last night was the 25th Anniversary celebration for the Whatcom Land Trust, an organization that has done a fantastic job of preserving the nature of Whatcom County, Washington. As part of that event, they held an auction. And as part of that, they auctioned off desserts at the end of the dinner.

My wife's Almond Praline Cake with mascarpone frosting and chocolate bark sold for $780, the top dessert of the evening.