Monthly Archives: November 2011

21 posts

Comic: Coffee with Jesus

UPDATE: In the comments many asked if books were available and they are! Pick them up at Amazon. I do not know how I have missed this. Radio Free Babylon has an ongoing strip called “Coffee with Jesus” and he is surprisingly “Jesus-like” IMHO.1 Quite funny if you can avoid being easily offended. Here are two that made me smile.   I have never come across “Radio Free Babylon” either, so I offer no valuation […]

Charleston Harbor

Charleston Harbor, a set on Flickr. A grouping of pictures taken this past week in the Charleston Harbor. My brother-in-law brought his boat so we cruised the harbor on a glorious day. We even sought out the USS Laffey (DD-724) which had just been refinished. My father-in-law served on her in the 60s during the Cuban missile crisis. Oh, and there are pelican pictures too!  

San Francisco: Samovar Tea Lounge and guest

The mild weather no doubt contributes to the large number of homeless people in San Francisco. The Samovar Tea Lounge is a beautiful and amazing place for tea and treats at the Yerba Beuna Gardens. (Just around the corner from the Marscone center where SBL is currently being held.) It is very expensive, however, and the condition of the gentleman in the foreground shows in stark contrast to the average Samovar customer.  

SBL Sessions: Technology & Aramaic Studies

UPDATE: Note the change in time and room number for this first session. Engaging the “Wired-In Generation”: Knowledge and Learning in the Digital Age 11/19/2011 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Room: 3002 – Convention Center Theme: Hosted by the Student Advisory Board Teresa Calpino, Loyola University of Chicago, Presiding Mark Goodacre, Duke University Pods, Blogs, and other Time-wasters: Do Electronic Media Detract from Proper Scholarship? (15 min) Christian Brady, Pennsylvania State University On the Internet No One Knows […]