CS Lewis on “Gabriel’s Vision”

I just came across this blog today, “Further Up & Further In: A C.S. Lewis & Inklings Resource Blog,” by Dr. Bruce L. Edwards of Bowling Green State. Others may know of him already, I did not, but his info looks impressive and sound and the site looks very interesting. He certainly offers a great and relevant quote from Prof. Lewis relating to recent “Dead Sea Stone.” Resurrecting Old Myths July 7th, 2008 by Bruce […]

New Bodleian Library to be renamed

This is old news now, but I just received word of it. I spent a fair amount of time in the New Bodley since many Hebrew and Aramaic Manuscripts are there (I assume they still are). This morning I received my copy of “Oxford Today” and it announced a £25M gift from the Weston Foundation to redevelop the New Bodleian Library. Interestingly, the article in OT says, “the New Bodleian Library is set to have […]

Poll: Should I keep the Tech5 podcast feed?

UPDATE: With a few respondents, all negative, I am going to go ahead and remove Tech5. I do still encourage techeads to subscribe to Dvorak’s podcast, it is a good quick daily update. This is the question I am asking in the most recent poll. Please cast your vote in the sidebar to the left.  

“Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom”

Our first night here I was looking for reading material on my BlackBerry and found I had downloaded the above titled novel (or long short story? the length is hard to tell on the BB) by Cory Doctorow. I have mentioned before both Feedbooks, a source of free electronic books, and Cory Doctorow. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom is set in Disney World in the sometime future (perhaps 150 years?). This is an […]

WordPress 2.6

There is a new update that brings a surprising amount of new and useful features. And I have just successfully upgraded! But be aware, I am told some folks are reporting problems.  

“If bishops were no more, would we miss them?”

That is the headline of a Times story. And it is a good question and a good little piece. Some highlights are below, but be sure to read it all. Of course this goes straight to the earlier conversation with Kevin Wilson of Blue Cord about polity. The episcopal extravaganza at Lambeth illustrates how outdated the Church of England hierarchy is View a graphic representation of episcopal inflation in the Church of England by Theo […]

Convertibles and Tall Folks

We are at my sister-in-law’s place in FL. We are having a great time here for their daughter’s birthday (with a stop at Disney World on Saturday) but so far one of the highlights has been a drive in my affine’s1 2001 BMW Z3 M. He bought this a few year’s ago but hardly ever drives it. It was a blast to tool around in it, altough a few curvy roads would be nice. Ever […]

Precious Moments Akedah

Tyler Williams posted this . Too funny not to share. BTW I am in FL with family, visiting family. I know what you are thinking, everyone’s ideal! Florida and Disney World in mid-August! Let’s just say 9 years in New Orleans prepared us for the heat and humidity. (It’s true people, it is the humidity.)  

WSJ: “Looted sites” in Iraq exaggerated

You will all be familiar with the reports that major Iraqi sites had been destroyed by looters and US troops (see the U Chicago OI’s “Lost Treasures from Iraq” site). Well, apparently that may not be quite true. Melik Kaylan reports for the Wall Street Journal: A recent mission to Iraq headed by top archaeologists from the U.S. and U.K. who specialize in Mesopotamia found that, contrary to received wisdom, southern Iraq’s most important historic […]