It's fantastic. Wesa happy. Back to the best of Lucas' Star Wars. Really even better than I expected after hearing the positive responses on the blog the past couple days. Dark? Oh, yes. Way dark. But he's going to the DARK side. The film gives a rather complex answer to the question of why a person becomes evil. It's fear . . . and misguided love . . . and anger . . . and deception. Rather profound, really. The same question that great writing often deals with. (Remember plowing through Dostoevsky? or high school Shakespeare plays?) - - - - Today we're headed to the Ballpark to see the Rangers and Astros. Yoda yesterday; two Texas teams today. Good weekend. - - - - My alma mater (Harding) just named a very good man as the new dean of the College of Bible and Religion. (He's also been named a Vice President.) I want to emphasize again: he's a very good man. But as one alumnus, I'm puzzled. How can they name as dean of a college someone without a doctorate? (I think he has the same degree as I do from Harding Graduate School. Maybe I was a candidate, too, and didn't know it.) I was told by Harding people that when the new dean of the College of Business Administration was named (another good man -- the president's son), he didn't have a doctorate either. Maybe I just don't understand this whole accreditation thing. I keep hearing of all the changes and requirements being made at ACU in the College of Biblical Studies because of accreditation. Just hard to imagine that a dean -- the academic head of a college within a university -- doesn't have to have a terminal degree. But what do I know. I assume it's all right for an alumnus to ask this question. - - - - Recently I wrote about two young couples going from Highland this summer to Rwanda (the Kendall-Balls) and Sudan (the Shearins). Someone sent a very large check to our financial person at Highland, asking to be anonymous. So I don't know who it is. But this person wrote on the check, "keep blogging, Mike." So, whoever you are, THANKS. I will try to provide an update soon on where they are with the fund-raising.