Throwback Thursday – This is not an abandoned blog


Going through our archives, we came across this great post by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars from November 22, 2015 “This is not an abandoned blog that we wanted to share in case you missed it the first time around.

Years ago, a friend of mine was in college and had an old, beat up car that leaked oil on to the street where it was parked, which, for some reason annoyed her elderly neighbor. When we returned from a trip overseas competing for the U.S., there was a notice on her car – the neighbor had reported the car as abandoned and we got home just in time to stop the city from towing it away. As a joke, the coach got her a bumper sticker that read, “This is not an abandoned vehicle.”

old car

It’s almost two weeks since I last posted. Contrary to appearances, this is not an abandoned blog!

I just this minute – hurray, tap-dancing – submitted a grant I’ve been working on for the past two weeks.

Girl on TV playing game

While writing the grant this week, I’ve been in North Dakota, first giving a presentation on Using Native American Culture to Increase Math Performance. You can see a bit of it that was shown on the local TV station here.

meeting students

After meeting lots of students at Minot State, we headed over to the Minot Job Corps and I met with students and faculty, talking about our games, starting a company and life in general.

On to New Town, on the Fort Berthold Reservation where I met with the staff and students from the Boys and Girls Club, again, gave demonstrations of our games, and threw a judo demonstration in along with it.

armbarring at Boys and Girls club Along there somewhere, I finished the final report on our Dakota Math project that once again found significant improvement in performance of students who played our games, hired two more employees, signed another consulting contract,  had way too many meetings and squashed a few bugs in the games.

Tomorrow, I head home to Santa Monica, for two weeks, until I head out to Fort Totten, ND. In the meantime, I’m back to blogging. Did you miss me?


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