Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
On Wednesday a new book will be available, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.
The book is based on 8 and a half hours of audio taped interviews she gave to historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. shortly after the assassination. It looks as though Amazon is not only selling the book, but including the audio tapes.
Excerpts which have been leaked make purchasing the book very tempting.
It's hard to believe it's been 50 years since JFK's inaugural.
Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, has a new children's book out today-The Charlie Book.
The book about her Bassett Hound Charlie is terrifically written and illustrated, so enjoyable that adults will love it as much as kids, maybe more so. If you've ever read her blog posts on the real Charlie you are probably heading for Amazon or Borders to get the book right now.
At our house we'll be getting one for us and a couple for the grandsons.
Yesterday we went to the Rockville Town Center and the MAtH thought it would be nice to spend some time in a bookstore while I grocery shopped. Turns out the town center has about every kind of shop and restaurant but no bookstore.
On the way home Dale said it was odd there was no bookstore. Seems the future is bookstore-less And maybe library-less.
Bollingbrook Illinois opened a new library yesterday, possibly a glimpse into the future of libraries. IPads, Kindles and Nooks replace many books. The building is filled with flat screen TVs, computer terminals, self-check-out stations, automated book sorter and a cafe. There are books, but they are not the main event.
Does this trouble you? Think of it as libraries doing their job as depositories of information in ways their customers want it.
Eric Metaxas has a new book detailing the life of this Lutheran pastor who was killed in the nazi's Flossenburg concentration camp at age 39. Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.
It would be impossible to sum up this man's life in a few sentences but foremost would have to be his view of a Christian's role in secular life. He was one of the few Christian leaders of that era to speak out and actively resist the evils of the nazi regime.
"The Nazi injustice must not go unquestioned, and the victims of this injustice must not go unaided, regardless of their religion", Bonhoeffer wrote.
If you were asked to describe strength, don't point to the football players on Sunday, look to this meek seeming, bespeckled man.
Brave beyond comprehension to those of his day and to us today.
If you're looking for a book to read, go to this one.
Created in 1935, Little Lulu is making a come back with nostalgic comic book lovers. I read the Little Lulu comics as did most everyone I knew. Somewhere along the line she faded from view but is now so popular original books are going for nice prices.