Yes, even though I work here now, I wanted to do a blog post about the California Trail Interpretive Center. Darlene and I went and visited it as tourists before my first day working there, and, of course, I've learned quite a bit about the place since starting work. This is a truly cool place [...]
In my last Bible Study post, Kallah (the bride in the Song of Solomon) has just invited her husband (Solomon) to enjoy their sexual intimacy with her. Chapter 3 picks up now with a scene in which Kallah finds herself in bed alone and feeling a bit insecure or lonely The Song SHE 1 On [...]
We have left Vermont, our home for this summer, and are on our way to Elko, Nevada via a stopover in Denver. You can track our daily progress on the map to the right.
Unfortunately, I've let myself get so busy with other things that I haven't written anything here lately. If you missed the last installment on my study of the Song of Solomon, you can view it here. The Song After the opening scenes with Kallah sitting apart from Solomon during a social gathering, musing a bit [...]
As the end of summer nears, I thought I'd give you a brief update on our travel plans. My four-month job as seasonal park ranger with the Army Corps of Engineers North Springfield Lake will conclude on Friday, September 6. We then leave our summer camp and begin a three week journey west to Elko, [...]
In the previous study, we were introduced to Kallah through her musings at the banquet table. We also saw how the author uses the "others" to introduce new topics or allow the characters further explanation and dialogue. Now, after Kallah has been reflecting on her own desires for her husband and her somewhat insecurity with [...]
We took the opportunity to drive down to Massachusetts to Amherst (about 90 south of us) to visit the Beneski Museum of Natural History on the campus of Amherst College. I had read a little about the displays they have there and, with my interest in geology, wanted to go see it. Edward Hitchcock was [...]