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 info from Providence Rhode Island meteorologist, T. J. Del Santo-In Alaska the sun set on Friday afternoon at 1:24 and it will not rise again until January 21. Can you even imagine? Those Alaska folks are hardy souls. Here's what it will look like until January 21, all day all night.
The Ili Pika rabbit lives in the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains in northwest China and has been an endangered species for some time. This breed has not been seen for over twenty years but recently one was spotted and luckily photographed. This is just the cutest rabbit and goes by the name of the Magic Rabbit.
We've taken steps to protect the food we buy so much so that too many items are frustratingly difficult to open. Especially hard are boxes and plastic cheese foods which tell you to tear along the top line or pull a zip strip. Good luck with that. Most of the time with those blocks of cheese I just default to a scissors.
I don't know if this is the weirdest idea or a great idea, but it is certainly unexpected. McDonald's is beginning a new type of food service which will eventually hit all of its restaurants. Basically it means you'll have your food brought to you at your table instead of having to carry it yourself.
However they haven't gone so far that a waiter will come to the table and actually take your order. You'll be able to order at a touch screen kiosk or do it the old way at the front counter. Then go sit down and wait for you food. I wonder if this is really necessary except for those busy times of day when you do have to stand and wait.
Our students have been working really hard during their quarter break to get the outdoor Christmas lights and scenes put up and last night as I walked around to see the progress I was amazed at how they did the tower and uplights against the administration building. This building faces the park which ends on Demun.
It has been great having a first year student who majored in Theater set design because he was able to get some sheets of colored gel for the lights and this picture doesn't do the vibrancy of the color justice.
Then they realized they could do the same thing with the tower's uplights.
A story in the Riverfront Times about the growing popularity of an Iowa based restaurant chain named, Wine Dive which recently set up shop in downtown Clayton. It seems to be quite crowded after work hours. But the picture which accompanies the story has me baffled and does not make me want to run out and try this place. What exactly do you think this meal is?
We've hit the post election point in time when media political commenters have lost any self awareness. This morning one of the guests on MSNBC's Morning Joe program was giving his view on administrative changes. He believes that the incoming administration can't be "too ambitious, too transformational". Being these things will make people uncomfortable.
Funny how this works when administrations change from democrat to republican. It's all cheers for being a transformational government when say, an Obama is elected, but hold on a minute when it's a republican.
On November 8th a giant sinkhole the length of a city block opened up in a large Japanese city. The hole measured 98 feet wide by 50 feet deep and believe it or not, it was totally repaired and back in use in 3 days. The hole itself was filled in one day. After that it only took another 48 hours to reinstall all utilities -- electricity, water, sewage, gas and telecommunication lines -- and to resurface the road.
Unbelievable job made more stunning when you consider how this would have been handled in any large US city. The work would go on for weeks, if not months.