| Where Recherche duTemps Perdu|
---- meets Kirchliche Dogmatik
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 certainly totally impossible to avoid going outside, considering the summer-like temperatures we've been having. So, yesterday, I took the first slow steps with regard to the outside of the house, hoping that eventually we'll get it up to snuff to satisfy an insurance underwriter. I hate ladders, though there wasn't enough height involved to scare me off this project completely
Still, since PD frequently manifests itself in shaking, I was glad to be done fixing and cleaning out the gutter, as illustrated.
As you can see (unless you have obscured your vision with your own hubris or with the distorting spectacles that someone has told you to wear in order to be accepted by people who don't really want to accept you), God is doing his annual miracle of bringing back the flowers that both enhance the beauty of the universe he created and maintain a crucial function in earth's biological life cycle.
Lord willing-- and hoping that Murphy's on vaction--I should be able to get the editing done tomorrow. Part of my speed will depend on how quickly the authors are able to return their last-check copies of my editing. In the meantime, I took off tonight (Saturday night) altogether, and joined my compadres of the Tippy Ditch Trio (in this case Jim, Susan, and your not-so-stage-shy bloggist) for "Cowboy Church" at Trinity Methodist Church in nearby Hartford City. The format was Grand Ole Opry meets Gaither Homecoming. Pretty much for whoever performed, whether a group or an individual, if you could contribute to a number, instrumentally or with back-up vocals, you could do so. As you will hear, the trio's numbers are heavly suffused with wash board percussion. I must confess that I lived out my fantasies--two hours of backing up different folks on my bass plus the occasional harmony. Tell me the key--or let me figure it out after a few moments--and I'll be able to follow your song pretty well. What a change the Lord has allowed to occur over the past two years, when I thought that my active music years were long behind me!
Reading the journal submissions has given me a good overview of areas in which many evangelical Christians and apologists could profit from learning more. So, I have a good idea of what to cover in future entries in this blog once I get my brains unscrambled. For some reason inscrutable to me the dozens of apologetics conferences that recur every year all over the country--with very, very few exceptions--don't appear to need me. But I'm happy if I can make an ongoing contribution on this blog.
Oh yeah, speaking of conferences, be sure to register your interest in my sessions on Sanskrit at the national meeting of ISCA, April 13 & 14 in Kansas City. For a preliminary schedule and to register for it click here. To indicate your interest in some first beginning steps in learning Sanskrit, please click here. There is no extra charge for those sessions or the necessary materials.
Here, is another number out of tonight's Tippy Ditch program. Thanks to Jenny for courageously monitoring equipment unfamiliar to her. As you can see, the products turned out quite well.
Now, a good night's sleep (???) and then back to spelling, formatting page sizes and type fonts, and italicizing ibids.