Over the weekend we hosted Keri’s family here in Lou-Vegas. Since Kathryn’s boyfriend, Jim, had never been here (imagine that…) we did the touristy stuff. Naturally, that took about an hour and a half. Really all you have to do is run through the Slugger Museum and drive around Churchhill Downs and you’ve done it. Actually, we did check out the Ohio River in its bloated glory (it flooded its banks last week) and drove around downtown. A friend of mine and lifelong Louisvillian once described the River City saying, “It’s a great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit.” I agree. Louisville is a nice city and a cool place to hang out if you live here or know people here, but America’s Hidden Vacation Wonderland it isn’t. But we like it well enough.
I’ll post a few pictures to the photoblog later in the week. By the way Jim also has a blog.
I’m still wrestling with my decision about the last minor area in my PhD studies. My major area is in Christian Apologetics and Worldview, and one of my minors will be in Systematic Theology. The struggle is between Philosophy and World Religions for that third and final spot. I can make a good case for either and have heard conflicting advice from men I respect and trust (who also happen to be in the position of those who hire professors and would thus know a thing or two about what would fit). The consensus is that either one is fine. Argh.
While the semester officially begins tomorrow, it’s really underway since I have reading to do before tomorrow. Off to do it…