Monthly Archives: May 2006

I’d Like to Make an Appointment, Lord Stanley!

Well, I’m in Toronto and after visiting two pubs where the one TV was tuned to last night’s basketball game, my friends and I finally found a real Canadian pub that actually had more than one cable feed and had … Continue reading

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Canadian Society of Biblical Studies 2006 Annual Meeting

I leave tomorrow morning for The Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS) 2006 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario. This year’s meeting is being held at York University and runs for three days (May 28-30). A glance at the programme reveals … Continue reading

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Blogger of the Month Interview up at Biblioblogs.com

The revealing tell-all interveiw with this month’s “Biblioblog of the Month” (yours truly!!) has been uploaded at biblioblogs.com. It is a riveting exposé of one of the most influential inconsequential bibliobloggers ever to write a piece of html! I laughed, … Continue reading

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I Am No Longer Worthless!

I can’t believe it — I am no longer worthless! (see here and here for previous laments). Or at least my blog is not worthless! For months I have been silently weeping because when I checked how much my blog … Continue reading

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Prayer Request for Michael Barker

I have a request for those of you who are praying folk. The brother of two of my students (one former and one current) and the nephew of a good friend, Michael Barker could use our prayers. He was in … Continue reading

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CSBS Ancient Historiography Seminar Papers Uploaded

I have just uploaded the final papers for this year’s Ancient Historiography Seminar, which meets in a week at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (CSBS) at York University in Toronto, Ontario (May 28-30, 2006). This … Continue reading

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The Da Vinci Dud?

I guess “the critics” (who exactly are “the critics”?) didn’t care for Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code. It premiered at the 59th Cannes Film Festival yesterday (17 May 2006) and was panned by most critics according to Reuters. That … Continue reading

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Oilers, Soccer, and Bunnies

My blogging has been thwarted by the Oilers, my kid’s soccer, and plans to buy some bunnies (and work, of course!). I really need to get back on track, though I would be lying that the break from blogging has … Continue reading

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Original Star Wars DVD Sets to be Released (Finally)

Good news for those of us who were weaned on the original Star Wars motion pictures — LucasFilm is releasing DVDs containing the original Star Wars films this fall! No more having to watch Han acting in self defence when … Continue reading

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Canadian Medical Association Safety Notice

The Canadian Medical Association has announced a new national symbol for choking. Please inform all of the people in your safety department. Old Symbol New Symbol (Sorry Michael, couldn’t resist!)

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