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Archive for July, 2006

My Father’s latest book, Owning the Sierra Nevada: a short history of a long infatuation came off the presses at the end of June. On this past Sunday, July 9th, the book was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times book review. This has come as a rather big surprise because the review copy of the book that was sent to the LA Times was done only as a long-shot. A review from them, was–to say the least– not expected. The LA Times is one of the biggest and most read newspapers in the country, right behind the New York Times. Hopefully this review will spark more and more interest in the book and cause it to start flying off the shelves. Multiple bookstores have already placed orders for copies of the book after reading the review.

If you are interested in acquiring a copy (or copies) of the book you can contact my Father directly via his website or wait until the book shows up in a bookstore near you; hopefully sooner rather than later.

View a compilation of reviews for Owning the Sierra Nevada.

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  • Possible domain buy out!

    Well, last night I got home from my buddy’s 21st birthday to find that I had received the following email:

    Hi Ben,

    It seems we share the same name. Would you consider selling the rights to either of these domain names?


    If you have a price in mind I’d love to hear it.

    Ben Harold
    Harold Consulting, Inc.

    Confused at first, I soon realized that for the first time in my life I had come in contact with someone sharing the exact same name as me. No huge surprise I guess, it had to happen eventually. Anyways, it seems Mr. Harold runs (or is starting) a business named “Harold Consulting” and is interested in purchasing this domain (benharold.com) for use on his business’ website.

    In my reply, I explained to him the obvious sentimental value of owning the domain as well as the fact that I already have an established personal site setup at the domain that is highly ranked in the search engines. Taking all that into account, I told him to make me an offer I can’t refuse ;-) . We’ll see what happens.

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