Monday, August 27, 2007


Right now it's just Sarah and I here in Chi-town for a little while, as Gina has finished her classes and gone home for a while (I've still got a week left). On Saturday, we had several of Sarah's friends over for Lord's day (including one who went to River was a surprise to me, as I didn't realize who she was until about 10 minutes before she came). I made a loaf of bread that turned out to be enormous!

Here's Sarah cooking Lord's Day. She made Vietnamese Spring Rolls. It's a little like eating fajitas, only with raw vegetables and rice paper, which is much more fun. She spent a really long time chopping all the veggies!

One of the highlights of the evening was when one of our guests provided us with an extensive exegetical analysis of the Regina Spektor song Samson, as well as the character Samson in general. It was probably the most interesting thing I've heard all summer, but I'm afraid I can't reproduce it (I suspect he could write his dissertation on it if he wanted to). All I'll say is that to understand the song you should think about who the speaker is (as a hint, look at Judges 14-15).

I've got a week of summer classes left, and then will be doing research for my B.A. Thesis for most of the rest of the summer. I will probably spend some time in South Bend at the Notre Dame library.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

What the World Eats

Check out this photo essay on What the World Eats. The difference in the amounts of food that families from different countries eat in a week is pretty amazing--look at how much food the family from Africa survives on compared to most of the rest!