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.
I got an email last night which told of someone in Southern California who noticed a Seminary sweatshirt on sale at a local Walmart.
We debated just how this could have happened since our school apparel is only sold in the campus store. There were two theories: 1. Part of a seminary order to the manufacturer got mixed up with another order and the shirts were just added to Walmart's mix. 2. Sometimes clothing comes off the line with slight flaws and wouldn't be acceptable to the school who ordered them but are sellable to clothing wholesalers who then sell to places like Walmart.
This was a bit of an eye-opener to me. I got to wonder how much clothing sold at Walmart was turned down by other stores due to some flaw or other. But this may be true or may not be. I just don't know.
I read this last night and frankly, I don't understand it or even know if it's true. But just an FYI
Today's Friday the 13th is the final Odd Day of this century! Odd Day is when the month, day and year are all odd numbers in a row, and this Friday will be 11/13/15. The last Odd Days were in 2009, 2011, and 2013. This won’t happen again for 90 years!
Living in an area with 3 universities all right together we've noticed firsthand how students will go to great lengths to avoid paying their school's parking fees. They park all over residential areas often taking reserved parking set aside for others, block driveways in neighborhoods and take spots in front of the homes that residents need. And, these official parking lots are often well constructed, well lit and very nice. But empty.
For some reason drivers in suburban Chicago's Hanover Park stopped stopping at stop signs. So the local police posted a sign under the sign to emphasize the word STOP.
This is great. The police chief said the goal was “to try something different and raise the awareness level of motorists.” Drivers Ed 101.
But then the state in the form of IDOT stepped in and told the city the sign runs afoul of federal requirements on uniformity of signs. The Illinois Department of Transportation is even warning the village that leaving them up could trigger a funding cut from the Federal Highway Administration.
A controversy in Arnold Missouri has broken out over plans to paint its green water tower blue. Opponents do not want the change and there is even a Twitter hashtag-#keepitgreen. Some say changing to blue is like painting the Arch purple. But the company who will do the painting wants it to blend into the sky.
Today is International Walk to School Day to celebrate the joy of walking. There's a day for everything.
The weirdest thing about checking on a product online is how many items you may want to go out and get are not available in store. The most common of things, not available in store. Target's website is the worst for this. Sometimes you just want to eyeball a product before buying.