The Counsel of Trent

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

SLU to do

On Thursday and Friday of last week I attended the Saint Louis University conference on The Epistemology of Religious Belief, where I presented on the fine-tuning argument for the existence of God. Things went very well, and SLU always feels like home to me. When doing my MA at the University of Missouri I would frequently go to Pius Library at SLU to get things you just couldn't get anywhere else. And now John Greco, a world-class epistemologist, is there as well. It's one of the places I would most like to teach some day.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Frog Blog

I was looking for a particular picture today and came across some misplaced pictures from this summer. This is some kind of Leopard Frog I think which the girls found in the woods. It is presumably better than the picture of my toe which I've been recieveing some "feedback" on via email and not-so-subtle hints by close family members which whom I live.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

End of the Triathlon Season

This past weekend was the Finger Lakes Triathlon. I did the Olympic distance--mile swim, 25 mile ride (hilly!), and 10k run--or rather I did 2/3 of it due to an injury acquired in the previous weekend's half-marathon.

But that doesn't make it a duathlon, because all the duathlon's I've done have been running and biking. And it can't be a biathlon, because that's skiing and target shooting (I'm starting my first season of that this winter). At any rate, whatever you call it it worked out pretty well, because I was able to watch Fiona do her first triathlon.

There are more pics here.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Half Marathon Success

This past weekend I ran the Oak Tree half marathon in Geneseo, NY which is in the bea-u-tiful Finger Lakes region of up-state New York. I met all my goals listed here in order of importance:

1. Make people laugh.
2. Have fun.
3. Don't get (too) hurt (see below).
4. Finish in under 2 hours.

The only problem is that it was raining and had been for days so I wore my winter running shoes because they are waterproof. However, I wear totally different socks in the winter and the result you see below, which does not even begin to capture how bad this thing looks.

This coming weekend will be the Finger Lakes Triathlon (Olympic distance). The toenail ought to be falling off about then, so I might have to do the run in sandals. We'll see.