~ Rain, rain -- wind, wind -- off and on all day. I was looking at the radar and it appears that there could be a tropical depression starting to form around us. It will be past us before it develops into any kind of a real storm but it's creating a soggy nuisance. The ground is pretty saturated.
~ South African Theological Seminary, a major legitimate accredited player in distance theological education (3,500 students in 63 countries), will be launching a new elearning platform early in 2008. The online system will include online learning communities, email fora, wikis, and blogs. "This platform promises to take theological education via distance education to a new level."
~ 3,000-10,000 die in Bangladesh storm -- inadequate construction and building on floodplains -- problems related to corruption and poverty-- Link