Category Archives: Humor

Socrates in the City: Science and God (with John Lennox, Oxford)

A tidbit from Dr. Lennox to whet your appetite: Lennox: One night at dinner at Oxford I found myself sitting beside a very eminent biochemist and unfortunately he asked me what I did. I said “I’m a pure mathematician” and … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Dry Serbian humor about a wet subject (Day 18)

Rain-swollen rivers did not cause problems for us. Our ark just floated a bit higher than we would have otherwise. But it did cause problems for people living along the shore. When we were docked in Belgrade (at the confluence … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: A genuine Dalmatian (Day 18)

In Serbia, having heard that Dalmatia is part of Serbia, I was tickled to see a Dalmatian on someone’s leash. Jerry and I both got pictures of it. His is better.   My dad once said that every dog in … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: “Je m’appelle Bond.” (Day 18)

We had a wonderful tour guide in Serbia. For one thing, she was a great story-teller. For another, her English was excellent. She said her name was (what sounded like) Nevana, but she said tourists always get it wrong so … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Running of the Bikes (Day 9)

Regensburg, Germany. This is St. Emmeram’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded about 739, with braided vineyards and reflections. It is now a residence and its modern name is Schloss Thurn and Taxis but I like St. Emmeram’s Abbey better. Old … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Little bamboo skewers

Meals on the Embla were exquisite, on the Aegir slightly less so. Every breakfast offered, along with the standard cereals, omelets, waffles, assortment of sausages, breads, and cheeses, made-to-order pancakes, French toast and Eggs Benedict. Plus there were two tasty … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Bottom #1(Day 6)

Another picture that tells its own story, a story I only realize it tells when I look at the picture I have taken. It makes me laugh when I look at the little drama being played out around the focal … Continue reading

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