Archives: December 2008

How thoughtful

I know the President-elect has his hands full with the transition, but I’d like to thank him and Michelle for dropping by our wedding. The Secret Service must have hidden him behind the gigantic floral display at the buffet table.

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Disabled

I’ve taken down the categories links in the sidebar for the moment, as they seem to make the site erratic. You can still navigate with them via the end-of-post links.

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Hitched

As of about 4:15 PM CST yesterday, H and I were married. Amusing pictures of the wedding and the reception should follow in the next week or so.

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Categories enroute

On a whim, I have started to properly categorize my many posts in the anticipation of increased blogging. I’ve done 2008 so far. When I’m done, I’ll add the new categories to the left-hand nav.

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Aha

I knew I was onto something. There is something peculiar about the rhetoric of 1 John. Duane Watson’s 1993 JSNT “Amplification Techniques in 1 John: The Interaction of Rhetorical Style and Invention” touches upon it, as does Ernst Wendland’s older “‘Dear Children’ versus the ‘Antichrists’: The Rhetoric of Reassurance in First John.” Devout as he

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Difficult times

With the unemployment rate now at 6.7% with no end in sight, I confess I’m beginning to get a little nervous. The finanical strain has affected the academic job market, with a number of universities cancelling their job searches for next fall. It’s not as if the MLA convention in San Francisco is going to

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GTA 4 – the install

I took a break from the end-of-semester blues and bought a copy of GTA 4. No store had it in Memphis on Dec. 2; I only found it at Target on Dec. 3. I was in a pretty good mood until I noticed the package’s statement that SP3 was required. Putting in the first DVD

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