Monthly Archives: September 2006

12 posts

New Toyl

I loved my Microsoft Intellimouse Trackball Explorer, but it stayed at Tulane. What I didn’t know was that MS no longer makes it and they are hard to find other than in lots of 5-10 on eBay. So, I decided to try something else: The Logitech MX Revolution Well, my first mouse didn’t work so I had to take it back to BestBuy at lunch time. Logitech told me on the phone that some of […]

Women’s Soccer!

(Cross-posted from engage.shc.psu.edu) Tonight our daughter had a special treat. She was invited to be an “honorary captain” for the women’s soccer game against Michigan State. It was an intense game that ended only in overtime. The second goal was scored by Aubrey Aden-Buie, a Schreyer Scholar who was recently covered in a Collegian article which said, Penn State has been able to rely on the sure foot of Aubrey Aden-Buie to provide a much-needed […]

Where is wisdom to be found?

Job 28 12 “But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? 13 Man does not know the way to it, and it is not found in the land of the living. 14 The deep says, ‘It is not in me,’ and the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ 15 It cannot be gotten for gold, and silver cannot be weighed as its price. 16 It cannot be valued in […]

Unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien to be released

Unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien to be released Unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien to be released An unfinished tale by J.R.R. Tolkien has been edited by his son into a completed work and will be released next spring, American and British publishers announced Monday. Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on “The Children of Húrin,” an epic tale his father began in 1918 and later abandoned. Excerpts of “The Children of Húrin,” […]

“God is not in this classroom”

There is a new session at this year’s SBL: “Teaching Biblical Literature in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context” (S18-77, 11/18/200, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Room: 154A – CC). My paper has the above title and the following abstract. “God is Not in this Classroom” or Reading the Bible in a Secular School Teaching biblical literature in a secular Liberal Arts environment requires allowing the texts to speak for themselves, so that students might hear […]

The New Yorker Review: “Everything Bad I Good for You”

I have not yet read this and the review is old, but I read it in a doctor’s office (of course) and I am intrigued. Read the review and let me know if you are going to read the book. (I have ordered it.) Or if you have read it, give us your impressions. A quote from the review (I am not sure why random letters are omitted, but you get the gist): It doesn’t […]

Scent of father checks daughter’s maturity

Penn State Live This is too strange, but as a father of a daughter it makes me want to hug my daughter more and that’s got to be good. 🙂 Monday, September 11, 2006 Altoona, Pa. — Chemical cues from fathers may be delaying the onset of sexual maturity in daughters, as part of an evolutionary strategy to prevent inbreeding, according to researchers at Penn State. “Biological fathers send out inhibitory chemical signals to their […]