A few odds and ends….
I can’t help but boast (while I can): I correctly picked 15 out of 16 games on Day 1 of the NCAA tournament. Perfection was foiled by the Alabumble Crimson Tide, who were upset by UW-Milwaukee. I should have known. But I had to gloat now, because who knows what tomorrow will bring. While I’m on the subject, I am really frustrated that my favorite hoops team (GA Tech) will likely face another of my favorites, the grossly under-seeded Louisville, in the 2nd round. (They’re ranked 4th in the country and got a 4 seed in the West region.) Of course I’ll root for Tech, but it’s unfortunate that two legitimate contenders meet so soon.
This weekend Southern Seminary will host the Southeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Poor Keri has been swamped with handling most of the details as her boss, Dr. Bruce Ware, is the primary host. She’ll be really glad it’s over. So will I, as I’m slated to present a paper at the event, my first foray into the professional academic realm. I wasn’t sure what to title my paper and wound up with: “Monism versus Dualism in Light of Contemporary Neuroscience: An Analysis of Recent Work.” Boy doesn’t that sound boring!?! Honestly I’m not looking forward to it and regret submitting it! But perhaps the experience will prove worthwhile.
The other day we got to hear our baby’s heartbeat, which was cool. I agree with Dr. Moore, who noted that the heartbeat in utero sounds like a bit like a washing machine. We are close to the point where we enter the second trimester and, hopefully, the point where Keri will no longer be feeling like garbage.