In the Mail: William’s Hebrew Syntax

The fine people of Amazon dropped off this delightful package this morning. I’ve been focusing primarily on Classical Greek (and Latin, French, German and a smidge of Korean and Modern Greek) at the moment, but soon…

Williams’ Hebrew Syntax, 3rd Edition


My wife took a pretty decent picture of me with our new/used macchina, a 2016 Fiat 500X:

ooooooh… shiny and pretty…

I believe we ended on Miele as her name, honey. You can’t tell in the photo, really, but the golden-yellow sparkles, and also shifts shade ever so slightly depending on the lighting.

Missing The Mount

We are missing our church body this morning. The family is on the road, on our way to enjoy both Christmas and the New Year with my parents, and one of my sibling’s families. I spent some time in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, as my daughter took a turn driving.


Thought I’d take a moment in the Christmas story, as I pray for safety in our travels:

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:8‭-‬11 ESV

A joyous Christmas to all, whether you are traveling to distant places or resting close to home!

M.L. Rose Burgers and Brews

We stopped on our way to Aberdeen at a lovely little place in Nashville, Tennessee. Mmmmmmmm.

Time to get back on the road!

The Day Before Thanksgiving

So, to begin, it’s my mom’s birthday. So, Happy Birthday! Look forward to being there in December for Christmas!

I’m holidaying now in beautiful Banner Elk, NC. And, since it was open, it was the perfect opportunity to visit the book exchange in the historic school. I came prepared, with books that Mr. K’s in Greenville, SC has passed on, books I was glad to part with (or at the very least, was not overly sad to part with).

Quite A Haul

So, a couple nice looking cook books, some witty poetry, a couple of interesting looking Dan Brown novels (he may not be historically, or otherwise, accurate, but they can be a fun romp), a couple Orson Scott Card novels, etc.

I really need to get my “owned” books loaded in Libib. Goodreads tracking of “owned” books leads me grumpy – it never works on mobile. I know I have all but one of the Harry Potter novels, but couldn’t remember which one… I like the social aspects, but definitely not impressed by the collection aspects.

NOT Betrayed By Gravity

Well, the brewing was going delightfully. Right up to the point of pitching the yeast. It was taking a while to dribble out, so I stuck it in the head of the carboy and walked away to wipe something down.

Then I heard it.


Not a loud noise, but I gasped.

The plastic container for the yeast is now at the bottom of the carboy. Where it will stay for the remainder of the fermentation. I’m sure things would only get worse if I tried to fish it out. Anyway, not suggested practice, but hopefully will have little effect.

I WAS WRONG! The thump was actually it being pushed out of the head of the carboy and landing half a foot away. I just missed it when I looked for it. Apparently, the plastic was rigid enough that the pressure shot it out of the top!

Brew Day

It’s been months since the start of anything new. That ends today! Basically, this is an ordinary bitter, but not the recipe I’ve used previously. There are 40 minutes of boil remaining.

Free Book!

We interrupt this interruption in blog output to make you aware of a free book that might be of interest to you if you are interested in biblical studies and biblical languages. Browsing on facebook, I ran across the following: