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May 29, 2009

Duluth Playhouse Promo

My daughter, Emma, is featured in this promo video. What she says is true. When she was six and first auditioning she was extremely shy, but also extremely charming. I'm very proud of her, in case you didn't know.

May 11, 2009

My Son the Ubergeek

dndwiki.jpgSimon has started contributing to a D&D wiki and has created two races - Hill Giant and Underworld Elf. Not only did he master the whole wiki editing thing without any input from me but he clearly demonstrates great formatting and editing sensibilities. He has an eye for detail and game mechanics as well. Really, my geek heart is full to overflowing. Couldn't be prouder.

May 9, 2009

WWJD? A Statistical Analysis

I dreamt last night that I was teaching or working in a seminary. I was working on a project where, with a team of grad students, I was doing a thorough cataloging of all of the verbs in the New Testament associated with Jesus, particularly from the Gospels and doing a statistical analysis of the frequency of these verbs so that we could say, with some statistical certainty, what Jesus would do.

I remember I had a rather lengthy discussion of whether we should admit the verb "to be" into our calculations as was argued that the word is often just a linking verb and has no real existential meaning in most cases.

I also remember a dean or a vice president or some such authority being very upset with me because he thought I was trivializing the whole thing and wasting time.

The interesting thing is, now that I have had the dream, I think this might be a fun project to do in reality.

May 8, 2009

Star Wars? Star Trek? Who's gonna know...

Washington Post today mistaken says that "Zachary Quinto prepared to play Spock in the new 'Star Wars'." The sound you hear is bat'leths being sharpened and readied for battle.