Wednesday, May 28, 2003

I know I've said this before, but this is really the funniest thing I've ever seen (or heard in this case). Go down to "They might kill you/We are the Microbes" and take a listen. Just don't do it with a mouthful of liquid.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

I suppose this would be one way to watch the day go by.
You are Morpheus-
You are Morpheus, from "The Matrix." You
have strong faith in yourself and those around
you. A true leader, you are relentless in your

What Matrix Persona Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Friday, May 23, 2003

This article points out something I've known for a long, long time, namely that our education system favors girls. George Gilder pointed this out to me in a book he wrote back around 1980. But what I've learned recently, due to my particular circumstances, is that the problem of males fslling behind seems to be much, much worse in eastern Europe. The typical east European (of either sex, from what I've heard) views the typical male as a worthless drunk. This is not meant to make us feel better in any way. Just if you think of praying for Ukraine or Russia, pray that God would raise up some male leadership.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

and BTW, we watched A Man For All Seasons tonight. I'd always heard that it was good, but shied away from it before. I have this irrational instinct that historical movies are boring. In any case, this is a GREAT film. Go find it and watch it. Now. Stop reading and go to the video store or library of your choice. I mean it. Go away.
My most natural state is to remain silent, and that, I'm afraid, is the only reason I haven't posted more lately. Progress toward our mission trip is coming along. It appears now that the team in Kiev has secured an apartment for us to stay in while we are there, so that's one more thing we don't have to worry about. For some reason now I keep thinking about the possiblilty of our luggage being lost. I know that I have to put all my absolute essentials in my carry-on, so I shouldn't worry too much.

Also quite enjoying the new Wright book. It's dense and slow, of course, but I do get a chuckle out of it now and then. Like his comment about Philo being discarded and only the academic worms gnawing his bones. Guess you had to be there for that one.

My other big worry, though, is teaching SS in July-August. I've done lost of research already, and always haveideas coming into my head, but I worry about my ability to organize it into coherent lectures. I also worry about whether anyone will come, given that there will be quite a number of classes to choose from. And I worry about . . .well, enough of my worries. I should just do the work and stop whining.

Friday, May 16, 2003

Freind of ours just got a good article published at FrontPage about a certain university.
We certainly have no monopoly on interesting baby names in this country (tx to K-Lo).

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

BBC Proves Hobbes Right

Yesterday I heard a BBC reporter interviewing some Iraqi women. One of them stated, surprising both me and the reporter, "I'd rather have five Saddam Hussein's than our current situation." The reporter asked if freedom of expression didn't count for something now. the woman replied that there is no freedom without peace and security.

Just as biologically we cannot exist without oxygen, so socially we cannot exist without a modicum of safety for our persons and possesions. Perhaps we all need to take a break to thank God for the gift of peaceable society we have enjoyed for so long.

Monday, May 05, 2003

I'm not linking to this to make fun of the japanese. I'm doing it to . . . umm . . . ok, I don't know why.

Friday, May 02, 2003

I hope someone can explain this site to me or it will bother me for the rest of my life.