~ According to Pam Eastlick from the University of Guam Planetarium, today is the actual "equinox." On Guam sunrise was at 6:10 a.m. and sunset was at 6:10 p.m. -- exactly 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night.
~ We have extra Germans hanging around Guam. They are a part of the Liebenzell Germany mission tour that was supposed to go to Chuuk today. But apparently the FAA inspector closed down the Chuuk international airport because their airport firetruck didn't have any petrol in it and they were out of fire-fighting foam. Hey, why do you need foam if you don't have any gas for the truck? And why do you need to have so much gas in a truck that never gets used?
~ I've finally finished changing out all of the incandescent lamp bulbs in the house -- replacing them with compact fluorescents. I feel so green. Of course, this means we have to change our switching habits, too. Because they are florescent lamps it is best to leave CFLs on for longer periods of time (at least 15 minutes) rather than to turn them off and on each time you enter and leave a room.
~ Shortening the route to a PhD
~ More info on the South African Theological Seminary DTh program
~ Fodder -- "Our primary citizenship in Jesus the Christ is not in any state or boundary other than God's... This means Christians should live as immigrants -- perhaps guest workers; at best secondary citizens--in human states." -- Melissa Snarr, assistant professor of ethics and society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School
~ The great New Testament scholar C.F.D. Moule has died.