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.
This weekend's Parade Magazine will feature a cover story on a new campaign headlined by 3 accomplished women to ban the word Bossy. Their aim aim is to change the conversation about girls and leadership.
Quite a lot if you're a Schlafly. One side of the Schlafly's (Phyllis) is suing another side (her nephew by marriage) over trademarking the family name on beer. In essence the nephew wants to protect his beer company, one of the largest craft beers in the country, from someone else using it for their beer. Phyllis, the conservative activist does not want her name associated with beer.
It's kind of interesting that the story describes the family connection as nephew by marriage, she married his uncle. Don't the rest of us consider nephews and nieces to be ours even if by blood they come from our spouse's side?
Whoa. Yes, the rich are different than you and me..
Ok, this is being tested somewhere in Scandanavia by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, which is good in a way because it means no American tax dollars were wasted. What is going on over there is “No More Woof” -- technology that aims to distinguish canine thought patterns and then issue them as short sentences via a microphone.
The operating system relies on sensors in the headset which detect electric signals in the dog's brainwaves. Technology from an in-built processing device then analyses the signal patterns and deciphers them into distinct feelings like anger, curiosity or tiredness.
Sample sentences such as “I’m hungry – but I don’t like this!” or "I'm curious who that is?" will be programmed into the device and emitted through a loudspeaker.
How exactly scientists will attach the sensors into a dog's brain has yet to be ironed out. Issues like this.
Dogs have always done a great job of communicating. I'm guessing the folks who are involved in this study are cat people because cats really keep their thoughts to themselves. And cats wouldn't put up with this kind of nonsense so they're trying it with dogs.
This is not a story you'd expect to read about Missouri. Car Pulling Trailer Full of Alligators Crashes in Southeast Missouri. Very weird at any time of year but especially so in winter. The husband and wife were injured but the gators seem to be ok and will soon be on their way back to the Lazy L. Safari in Cape Girardeau.
But wait, the seMissourian fleshes this story out a bit. The couple driving were headed back to their home in Alabama with the gators which they got from the Lazy L Safari. So...Alabama people went up north to get gators? why?
The only hint I can find is that this Alabama couple run two barbeque restaurants and the husband also farms alligators. Hmmm
This photo is from 1937 and the caption reads, "The baby cage, for hanging babies out of the window for families without a garden, 1937." That looks like a fairly weighty baby to be hanging several stories up and in cage that may or may not be strong enough.
Here's another one. Who knew this went on. After some checking it appears as though this was a very European thing. Here's an entire page of photos of baby cages. Can't imagine trying this now.