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Grimm's Law and Numbers - Wednesday, April 4th 2012 19:28
In getting ready for my sessions on Sanskrit at the upcoming ISCA conference, I am in the process of totally overpreparing. I mean, all I can hope to accomplish is to...
Chips from a German Workshop: The Evolution of Religion - Sunday, April 1st 2012 23:55
In contrast to the previous post, feel free to disregard the date of this entry. Once again I want to thank the late Max Müller for not voicing any objections for my...
President Obama Converts to Mormonism! - Sunday, April 1st 2012 14:07
PRESIDENT OBAMA CONVERTS TO MORMONISM We have always known that politics may cause some unexpected twists, but still virtually everyone was surprised this morning when...
Brothers (personal) - Saturday, March 31st 2012 22:50
My brother Wolf and his wife Yvonne are continuing their stay in Germany, looking after my dad, who is making good progress in recovery. He has now moved into a permanent care...
Thoughts on Evangelical Scholarship - Monday, March 26th 2012 1:36
I don't know if the job is really done, but, for the moment at least, it's off the list: The manuscript for the next volume of the Journal of the International Society of...
Tippy Ditch Trio at Cowboy Church - Sunday, March 18th 2012 2:27
It's been an extremely heavily loaded week by anyone's standards. Most of my time and energy has been going into preparing the ISCA journal for puplication, but it's...
An implied tribute to Eugene O'Neil and Sam Becket - Wednesday, March 14th 2012 23:47
I've been working on getting the next issue of the ISCA journal put together. If I can stay with the task, it may yet get published by the time of the meeting...
The Three-stringed Guitar and the Presocratic Philosophers - Sunday, March 11th 2012 23:57
What a long day yesterday was! Of course, today was shortened by an hour by the government, putting us already into daylight savings time, but that didn't make yesterday...
Personal: George McFly, Sanskrit at ISCA, Ceiling Tiles - Friday, March 9th 2012 0:29
As expected, I heard from my brother Wolf at the first opportunity he got to call from Germany. He and Yvonne had a very long, but safe, trip to Germany from Alaska. He began...
Somewhat Somber Reflections - Tuesday, March 6th 2012 2:00
I have had no update on my dad's condition for the last few days. Brother Wolf and his wife Yvonne have flown over to Germany, and I won't get word until...
My Dad's New Book is Out in English! - Monday, February 27th 2012 23:48
This is a little bit of a bitter-sweet entry. First of all, it's time to celebrate the annual arrival of the crocuses in the back yard. They seem to have multiplied...
Islam, Iran, and Freedom of Religion, part 2 - Saturday, February 25th 2012 23:26
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is still under death sentence for apostasy from a religion that he never claimed as his own at the age of accountability. Muslims around the...
Islam, Iran, and Freedom of Religion - Wednesday, February 22nd 2012 23:21
Now do you see why I object to Muslim radicals being called "fundamentalists"? This is such an absurd term to use outside of its historical context, namely the...
How to Spell "Krishna"--Learn Sanskrit at ISCA - Saturday, February 18th 2012 23:56
So, how do you spell Krishna in Sanskrit? Well, your intuition may be that you need four consonants and two vowels. Not a bad guess, but that's not how Sanskrit works....
Krishna and Christ, part 10--The Conclusion - Friday, February 17th 2012 20:36
Sorry about the test entry yesterday. I needed to see to what extent I could include Sanskrit words with greater efficiency than in the past. I undid the post almost...
Krishna and Christ, part 9 - Tuesday, February 14th 2012 20:14
Nick and Meghan have moved into their new place. June and I did what we could to help. We made numerous trips back and forth with the Dakota. To use a German...
Announcing the Tippy Ditch Trio! - Saturday, February 11th 2012 0:53
This is going to be short entry. Nick and Meghan have officially closed the on their new house, and late tonight (Friday) we still drove out there through the light snow...
Krishna and Christ, part 8 - Thursday, February 9th 2012 23:53
For a couple of days now, I've been finding myself in a cluster of cluster headaches. As always I'm thankful for Imitrex--two shots so far--and they help immensely, but wish I...
Krishna and Christ, part 7 plus Indo-European Languages - Tuesday, February 7th 2012 23:51
Yesterday (Monday) certainly started out on a dubious note. I was scheduled to lead a discussion group with some faculty members of the Marion, IN campus of IVY Tech (a...
Krishna and Christ, part 6 with bibliography - Sunday, February 5th 2012 11:54
I promised a couple of entries ago, that there may be some surprises in store for you as I continue the story of Krishna and clarify the difference between him and Jesus...
Krishna and Christ, part 5 - Friday, February 3rd 2012 23:51
Despite the many unfounded conjectures that make for best-selling novels, there is no good reason to believe that Jesus was ever married, not even to Mary Magdalene....
Krishna and Christ, part 4 - Thursday, February 2nd 2012 22:19
It's been a weird day. I tried to implement some of Dr. W's recommendation a little too fast, I think; I spent the night mostly reading Owen Chadwick's book on the...
Krishna and Christ, part 3 plus personal remarks - Thursday, February 2nd 2012 0:31
Well, life goes on. Things are continuing to be slow, but I'm getting a few things done. Sunday evening we had a great time with two former colleagues playing music. Then on...
Krishna and Christ, part 2 - Monday, January 30th 2012 2:00
Before finding out whether Krishna survived beyond the day of his birth, let me quickly throw out a few comments on the person of Balarama, Krishna's older brother in...
Krishna and Christ: The Resemblances Examined - Saturday, January 28th 2012 22:04
In certain circles it has become almost conventional wisdom that there are remarkable resemblances between the life and mission of Jesus Christ and of the Hindu avatar/deity...