JamiePatterson Blog Posts

  • German Wall Street Journal
    on Oct 18, 2012
    A fun mention of Lost Edens in the German version of the Wall Street Journal. All kinds of thanks to Emily Mahon for such a great cover design!
  • Lost Edens
    on Sep 3, 2012
    Welcome to the blog!This was a near-daily blog for just over a year and now you'll just find posts related to my first book, Lost Edens, the publication of which prompted the blog. Now that the book is out in the world and has legs of its own it's ti...
  • Refusing September: Summer Playlist
    on Aug 22, 2012
    I hear September is coming soon but I think this year I'll just ignore it for a bit. It's been an interesting summer that--so far--has included odd things like amusement parks and weekends in the woods and saying goodbye to jobs and people and versio...
  • Beachfront Avenue
    on Aug 20, 2012
    Yo, so I continued on to A1A Beachfront Avenue. Maybe a bit north from rock man lovers, girls in less than bikinis, and gunshots ringing out like a bell. But still A1A.Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice BabyPowered by mp3skull.com...
  • Where in the World?
    on Aug 16, 2012
    If the Butterbeer sign isn't a dead giveaway then I'll say that I got a tour of Hogwarts just after this picture was taken. Totally worth trekking through Universal to get to Harry Potter World!
  • Huey goes for a Boat Ride
    on Aug 12, 2012
    A weekend at the other lake with the entire family. Poor Huey didn't have his shots updated in time to go to day care and be spared the drive north so along he came. He still had fun, though. His favorite part? I'd say disappearing into the woods thi...
  • Times they are a-Changin'
    on Aug 6, 2012
    Beginning in September I'm shifting to a 40-hour work week, which means no weekends editing and no nights, either. Gone are the days of working until the work is done and here come the days of stopping when I hit 8 hours each day (hooray?). Could be...
  • Watching the Olympics
    on Aug 2, 2012
    This picture probably means nothing to people who haven't been around Lake Harriet once or twice but they're playing the Olympics each night from 9:30 to 11:30 at the band shell. Huey and I watched Phelps and Lochte duke it out in the 200 IM and even...
  • 1 Year
    on Aug 1, 2012
    We just celebrated my niece Madeleine's first birthday and it's hard to believe a year has come and gone. Like her mom says, the days are slow and the years are fast. So much is changing that it's so lovely to stop and appreciate the really fun chang...
  • Sunset at Lake Harriet
    on Jul 26, 2012
  • The New Digs
    on Jul 25, 2012
    The online university I work for decided to class it up and moved into a new building at the edge of downtown Minneapolis. It's a nice space. I'd like it even more if they weren't making me work from there (must fill new, expensive chairs with worker...
  • Deep Graffiti
    on Jul 25, 2012
    I just love Minneapolis sometimes. This, from an alley a block from my house. Deep, man. Deep.
  • Physics and Philosophy
    on Jul 23, 2012
    One of the joys of being ABD is the freedom of intellectual inquiry. Sadly, instead of focusing on my research related to doctoral writing groups, I'm more interested right now in the intersection of science and philosophy. This from the book I'm rea...
  • Ants
    on Jul 23, 2012
    The year might have been 1986. We shared a driveway with Mel and Gert and it was summertime so there were anthills filling many of the cracks in the driveway. Somehow, some way, someone (one of my playmates or maybe me) discovered that you could real...
  • Happiest Dog on Earth
    on Jul 21, 2012
    It's 12:30 a.m. after the Patterson's summer party, where is Huey?Oh yeah, that's right. Caught him going down the line cleaning dishes. Happy, happy dog.
  • Day Before
    on Jul 18, 2012
    Tomorrow is my parents' summer party, which is always fun. Always just a bit strange. Today the tents went up and it's fun to see a party kind of, sort of start to take shape. Hoping for better weather than we had today! Minneapolis around 10:00...
  • Huey and the Cone
    on Jul 16, 2012
    A little over a month ago I caught Huey rubbing his face in what appeared to be a broken duck egg in my parents' backyard and the event was immediately followed by what appeared to be a cut in his right eye. Emergency visit to the vet, cone, eye drop...
  • Hey, Big Tipper!
    on Jul 12, 2012
    Aaron Collins...
  • Driving, Working, Watching
    on Jul 9, 2012
  • Brainerd and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    on Jul 2, 2012
    The last week or so the last flight of the day to Brainerd, Minnesota from MSP has consistently gone late--about 3 or 4 hours late, which means most of the passengers could have driven there and back and there and back and there (again!) after landin...