...thoughts expressed here are not necessarily final.
July 11, 2005 Blogging from Terra Incognita
I will be logging the week but will not post until the weekend when I get off the road.
July 15, 2005 We are back and I am blogging.
In case you have nothing to do late tonight, you can stand in line with Harry Potter fans as the latest J.K. Rowling book will be sold at midnight at bookstores across the country. We guarantee laughter will ensue. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has an initial print run of 10.8 million copies ... I will pick up my 40 percent off copy of HP tomorrow, that will be the fun one. I won't be attending the midnight madness where six and seven year olds are reading the book unsupervised in the floor of Borders.
I went to Borders and picked up my preordered copy at 40 percent off- and it only took about fifteen minutes to get through the line. Chapter one down - who knows how many to go!
http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/book/ Step by step guide to bookbinding, one of my well used skills from college.
http://www.blinkx.com/overview.php This is a piece of software that allows one to search everything - on your local drive or the WWW.
http://eyebeam.org/production/rd_projects.php Design site with cutting edge appplications
There can be no debate that what is most recognizably comic about modern comics is the balloon. Whether it contains speech, or thoughts, or anguished cries, or the noises of machines, the balloon is the comic icon par excellence.
SpongeBob is going veggie. The Nickelodeon character will appear on packages of carrots, spinach and citrus starting next month, under licensing deals with produce companies.
Back in Pocket
Saw Batman Begins this week. Batman is cool partly because
he really does not have superpowers. He's more like the Phantom or Nick
Fury, or several others that come to mind. I liked everything about it-
it was about the best I have ever seen of the genre, in my opinion- Earnie
was impressed by it and she is not a fan of the genre. We saw it on an
IMAX screen with was most excellent! I think the blindsiding abstract
violence is in keeping with the more artistically enhanced violence of
the more recent graphic novels rather than the biff-bam-pow violence of
On the Homefront
Mom was doing great, very supportive- in a good mood, enjoying the rain and the attention and shopping. Ma Smith and Brenda Kay are coming up next week and then we will take them to KY Lake for a couple of days when Frances' family comes in on vacation. All the Grandkids want to see Ma Smith.
Book on Paul
John B. Polhill has an excellent text on Paul and His Letters Earnie used in her NT course. I am hoping to read four books a month- one on educational technology, one on faith matters, one on something fun and one that is totally other to my affinities to stretch me.
Union graduate called as pastor of Bellevue Baptist
I am currently reading Lewis's Letters volume 2, to think popularly- nobody did that better than Jack, IMHO.
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