Thursday, August 18, 2005

Preying Mantis at the Park

Last night we had a picnic at a local park to farewell a couple kids on their way back to college. It was a hot Texas night, but pleasant watching the golden sun set on one side and the full moon rise on the other.

The Poisonwood Bible

It took me nearly three weeks, but I just finished reading The Poisonwood Bible which I had been wanting to read for several years. I borrowed the fat hardback copy from the library and dragged it to the DR--always time to read on airplanes.

It is a book worth reading for any missionary, so many things will resonate. But the bad guy in this book, The Father, is an exaggerated caricature of a bad missionary--thankfully, I have never met a missionary as clueless as this character.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

If I Only Had A Brain

While at Family Day at the Baylor College of Medicine, we were given an anatomy demonstration. Afterwords, they passed out gloves and invited us to come have a closer look. Rachel had a chance to see what a cerebellum looks like up close and personal and we were able to use a real prop to explain a bit more about her birth defect (cerebellar hemiatrophy).