Kennedy at Seminary

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


From Yahoo News:

ROME (Reuters) - Call it the eternal embrace.
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered a couple buried 5,000 to 6,000 years ago, hugging each other.
"It's an extraordinary case," said Elena Menotti, who led the team on their dig near the northern city of Mantova.
"There has not been a double burial found in the Neolithic period, much less two people hugging -- and they really are hugging."
Menotti said she believed the two, almost certainly a man and a woman although that needs to be confirmed, died young because their teeth were mostly intact and not worn down.
"I must say that when we discovered it, we all became very excited. I've been doing this job for 25 years. I've done digs at Pompeii, all the famous sites," she told Reuters.
"But I've never been so moved because this is the discovery of something special."
A laboratory will now try to determine the couple's age at the time of death and how long they had been buried.

And on a less profound note:

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Well, a month later I finally post again.

The Super Bowl was OK Sunday. I was glad the Colts won. I was pulling for Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy. Both are classy guys who deserved a win. The highlight of my Super Bowl Sunday was eating crawfish for the first time. Often, I have lunch after church with a family from New Orleans. They're very kind to have me over, and they make great food. I had heard gross things about crawfish, but it turned out that I liked them a lot. Very flavorful. You do a lot of work to get to a small amount of meat, but it was fun filling up a tray of the little creatures and ripping them apart. Boy, that sounds evil. I just mean the process of eating them was new and exciting.

Last Thursday I got to visit a little buddy of mine in the children's hospital in Houston's medical district. The medical district is cool. There are so many hospitals. I rode the railway there from a church parking lot. The children's hospital is an amazing place. It's all colorful and lively-looking on the inside. They have an in-house radio station there. The kids can read jokes and talk on the radio. I got to play a racing video game with my friend. It's sad that so many kids are there with terrible health problems. However, I imagine it's a meaningful line of work for the staff and volunteers. I'd love to volunteer there if it wasn't 50 minutes away for me. Maybe at my next church I'll be close to a children's hospital.

And in closing, a funny e-mail I got:
Finally someone has come out with a 100 percent bipartisan political bumper sticker. The hottest selling bumper sticker comes from New York state.
Democrats put it on the rear bumper.
Republicans put it on the front bumper.