Dr. D.'s Blog

Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Professor of Greek and New Testament and Chair of the Division of Bible at Oklahoma Christian University.

Stain applied

I finished sanding the desktop for my DIY standing desk. You might recall that my son Hagan made the steel frame from scrap metal from my parents' farm in Iowa and that the top is made from wood harvested from the farm, too (thanks Uncle Kent!). I...

Twenty seven

Happy Anniversary, my love! July 30, 1994

The Santa Fe is home

Late yesterday afternoon, we received word that the new engine had been installed successfully into our Hyundai Santa Fe (you may recall that it had piston rod bearings go bad). So, we picked it up this morning, nearly 2 months after dropping it o...

Ready for stain?

This is the desktop for a homemade standing desk. The steel frame was made by my son, Hagan; I'm responsible for the top. This is red oak wood from Dvorak timber in Iowa (thanks Uncle Kent!).As of this moment I plan to stain it with Minwax "Gunsto...

Job done! (mostly)

You may recall my earlier post that I was going to put a new tensioner pulley and belt on my 2008 Saturn Astra XE. I bought the tensioner on Amazon, a genuine GM OE part for about $30 cheaper than any local parts shop. I ordered the belt a while a...

This weekend's job

On Saturday (July 24), I'll be replacing the serpentine belt and belt tensioner on my 2008 Saturn Astra. It'll be another opportunity for my son Hagan and I to work together!

Happy 21st Birthday!!

Happy 21st birthday to our daughter Sydney (June 9)! One of my favorite photos of Syd was taken on her 16th birthday in Munich, Germany—right after I made some brilliant Dad joke (which, of course, I cannot remember now)!Love this girl so much!!

Update on A/C at the house

In my post dated May 26, I noted that in addition to our car dying, so did our A/C at home. Well, this past Monday morning (June 7), the new A/C was installed and it works really well! It's a good thing, too, because today the humidity is 75% and ...