Monthly Archives: October 2017

Nested Halloween Pumpkins?

Well, somehow the day got away from me.  I keep meaning to post something about Ross Douthat’s Sunday op-ed in the New York Times (tomorrow).  I’m also eagerly awaiting Awaiting the King, which should get here soon enough.  Not much … Continue reading

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Elongation Elation?

Never thought this would actually happen: Ralph Dibney is coming to the small-screen version of DC’s The Flash.  The Silver Age staple, Dibney went by the name of the Elongated Man.  Sure’s: he’s a lot like Mr. Fantastic . . … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Brains of the Operation

Bill Amend enjoys turning the tables in this week’s Halloween-themed FoxTrot.  Trick or treat, indeed. (image from

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Laundered Identity

Meant to share this recent Sunday WuMo earlier in the week, but then the week got away from me. It’s a fun little take on a long-running premise in super-hero fiction.  Almost every major comics series has played with it. … Continue reading

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The Roundabout on British Tea Time

Today I had a brief moment of disbelief when I realized that I was just in England and Scotland a few short weeks ago (just this month!).  Jef Mallett’s Frazz has had British afternoon tea as a running gag for the … Continue reading

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Our Shared Life and the King

Part of me thinks the stakes are quite high for James K. A. Smith’s Awaiting the King.  That’s partly because of the cultural and political climate in which we find ourselves.  Attached to that is the seeming “attack approach” that … Continue reading

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About Thinking

This morning I started my my quick second-reading of Alan Jacobs’s recent release, How to Think.  Over the last two years, Jacobs’ voice has become one that I both enjoy and heed.  While he doesn’t blog as much as I … Continue reading

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What You Can Be (Asgardian Edition)

We’re just over a week away from the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok, which is pretty exciting.  It’s been a dry last few weeks at the local cinema, so the possibility of a flick directed by Taika Waititi is enough to make … Continue reading

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Riding on the Trolley . . . Problem

The most recent episode of NBC’s The Good Place did a great job of revisiting some of the ethical themes of the show’s first season . . . from a completely different perspective.  This time around, Chidi was trying to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin in Autumn

The weather here  in Honolulu has finally taken it’s (short) turn to something like autumn.  The wind is a little gustier, and the air is a little wetter.  And while the leaves aren’t really changing, the mornings are just a … Continue reading

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