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.
The write in votes for the Collinsville school board election have been counted and Dennis Craft received the most votes and will now be a member of the board. The 3 candidates who were on the actual ballet, Gary Clark, Wayne White, Jane Soehlke, will also be on the board.
This may come as a surprise but competing in a game which requires sitting for hours on end, but also intense physical workouts for some teams.
Webster University has a championship chess team and "coach Susan Polgar has her team combine chess and Crossfit, the popular high-intensity workout that mixes Olympic-style weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics and other exercises, to build strength in both mind and body."
It must be working because the chess team has never given up its No. 1 ranking in Division I college chess since its inception in 2012, and it has won the last two Final Four Championships and three PanAm InterCollegiate Championships.
This video by Weird Al Yankovic quickly and energetically puts forth the most common word and grammar crimes committed by too many people who didn't learn the most basic rules in school. A good lesson.
The governor of Connecticut yesterday vetoed a measure which would have banned chocolate milk in that state's public schools. He wrote: "A ban would deny children some health benefits. What ultimately would have happened is children would have ended up drinking less milk, getting less calcium, and we might have had difficulty fulfilling the milk requirement."
In a letter to the Secretary of State, the governor said dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that children consume three servings of nonfat or low-fat dairy per day. He said research has shown that when chocolate milk is removed as an option, total milk consumption goes down and milk waste increases.
Not all kids like white milk, it's a fact, and this is one sensible governor in these days of banning things.
Each summer, right after the school year ends, the seminary offers a two week cross cultural/urban ministry class in New York City and surrounding burroughs led and taught by local NYC pastors. Students are able to see a very different way of life and ministry from the sedate midwest.
The guys who are out there right now have been posting pictures. Here are a couple photos of some of their experiences.
They've sent back so many pictures of street scenes, skyscrapers, 9-11 memorials and everyday life in the day and in the night.