PayPal for Newbies: the real experience

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by Anik April Anik April did us the great favor of describing her payment experience from the perspective of a new Mindcamp Participant. We love this kind of feedback, especially when it’s outlined so wittily… Thank you for your email. I was thinking about writing because I’ve been hesitating about the payment. To illustrate my main concerns, here’s a sample …

Youth Program for 2010

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We’re just in the process of putting together our kids’ program right now, and although all the details aren’t finalized, here’s the general gist: Kids’ programs will run during adult program times, e.g. 9am to lunch, 2:30pm to 6pm, and 8pm to 9:30pm Parents will be responsible for their kids at other times Kids will be bunking in with their …

A Big Plug from OVO Innovation

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OVO Innovation is Jeffrey Phillips’ organization. Jeffrey devoted part of his latest monthly newsletter to us and how wonderful Mindcamp was. Clearly he’s a deeply perceptive and intelligent man! Here it is quoted in full. Here’s a link, too, to sign up to get Jeffrey’s newsletter on a regular basis. from OVO newsletter by Jeffrey Phillips/OVO Innovation, October 2009The Innovation …

What a Great Mindcamp!…. and the To Do List

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Awesome Mindcamp! You’d think our job would be done, but now there’s a great big to-do list, including, in no particular order: collect, read, and share evaluations among the planning team share evaluations with presenters when requested (and appropriate) organize storage for the Mindcamp supplies, previously stored in Kristen’s basement but she’s moving next month go back and drop off …

Absent Friends

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Inevitably, some of our favourite Mindcampers can’t make it every year. And when they don’t they are missed! Two of them just touched me deeply today by sending something special. One is Jonathan Brown, who can’t make it this year as he’s travelling in Europe. But here’s what he sent me: “In your last e-mail you sent me, you challenged …

Oh, Dear, What Will the Weather Be?

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Starting 10 days before Mindcamp, my morning ritual includes looking the weather forecast and publishing the current predictions for each Mindcamp day as it draws closer. Starting with the wild-and-wooly 10-day forecasts — this year I’m using weather.com — I work my way to the more dependable 7-day forecasts from Environment Canada who refrain from longer-term predictions. In doing so, …