Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – Invest in MYO Concert, 2012

These are videos of the Orchestra B performances from yesterday’s concert. This was my son’s first concert as concertmaster for his orchestra! [Read more...]

“My View: Inform yourself about creation theories”

The Indianapolis Star has posted an opinion piece I sent them about “creation science” on their web site. I understand it will also appear in tomorrow’s paper. It is in the “Letters to the Editor” section, and they gave it the title “My View: Inform yourself about creation theories.” Click through to read it. [Read more...]

Coyotes by the Creek

Today I spotted a pair of animals just across the creek behind my house, which immediately struck me as being too large to be foxes. They have been hanging around, which gave me a chance to get a decent look at them, although they tend not to stand still for photos, and when they do, [Read More...]

Dinosaurs in the Book of Job?

A question came up on Facebook about the genre of the Book of Job in the Bible. It is mostly poetry. You can tell in most English Bibles by the formatting on the page. The two line units, with the second line indented, and “thought rhymes” (matching or contrasting ideas) in both of the two, [Read More...]

Indiana State Fair Grandstand Stage Collapse Tragedy

I want to offer condolences to all those whose friends or family were killed or injured when the stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fairgrounds after a sudden strong gust of wind last night. The image that has impressed me most is the video below, in which you see the stage collapse, and then the [Read More...]

Stranded In Chicago? Eat Off The Kids Menu

I have been stuck in Chicago since last night. I missed a flight to London because of a delay from Indianapolis. Indianapolis airport has free wi-fi thanks to Marriott which sponsors it. You watch a short video about them, and then can access the Internet. Chicago O’Hare on the other hand asks you to pay [Read More...]

Sycamore School on the Discovery Channel

A great local school for gifted children, Sycamore School, located here in Indianapolis, has been profiled on a series on the Discovery Channel. Here’s a video of the episode: [Read more...]

Testing 1, 2, 3

As regular readers will know, I will be traveling to Israel in a little less than 2 weeks’ time. I am intending to blog about the trip as it unfolds, and so this is a test to make sure that including photos taken using my iPad in my blog posts will work smoothly. For the [Read More...]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Space Rays

IO9 posted a photo of a sign that is apparently to be found here in Indianapolis. I’ve never seen it, but now that I know it is out there, I’ll be looking for it. Here’s the sign: It’s almost as good as the one Charles Schmidt posted and Mark Goodacre spread the word about. [Read more...]