Monthly Archives: August 2018

Arks and Airplanes

It’s always interesting when a comic strip attempts biblical allusion.  WuMo gave it a try today, which means it was on the opening slide for today’s New Testament class.  It got some chuckles as the students walked into the room. … Continue reading

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Non-Transferable Time

This morning I had my first weekday up of coffee since students returned to the classroom.  Granted, it’s because I’m trying for a more hot tea-centric morning, but still.  It was also half a cup.  Which brings to mind this … Continue reading

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Further into the Great Degeneration

Back in 2012, I read a little book by Niall Ferguson called The Great Degeneration.  I didn’t know much about Ferguson (and still don’t, really), but I found his book about the great, pending crisis concerning the decay and death … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: All the Nothing You Want

Well, the hurricane weakened a great deal before it finally made it’s way north and west.  And so we haven’t had as much wind or rain as initially predicted (though it’s now a steady drizzle outside with the occasional burst … Continue reading

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Concerning Hurricane Lane

Today was one of those weird days where you are waiting and preparing for something that just hasn’t happened yet . . . and that can’t be undone once it’s happened.  I am writing, of course, of Hurricane Lane (which … Continue reading

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Insult to Injury: Postal Edition

A few weeks ago, the folks at gocomics.com were running the classic Peanuts serial where Charlie Brown went to summer camp only to bunk with a kid that kept his face turned to the wall and wanted nothing to do … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Off the Top

A little “getting old” humor for this beautiful Sunday morning.  Today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend: (image from gocomics.com)

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Imitation of Insect Life

Peanuts characters sure do yell an awful lot.  With Sally, it’s panic.  With Lucy, it’s . . . something else. (image from gocomics.com)

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The Other Side of Panic

Sally freaks out because school is just three weeks away in her world.  In mine, school has been in session for about three weeks.  Today was our first holiday: Statehood Day.  I spent the morning relaxing and the afternoon getting … Continue reading

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Team-Up Twist

This week’s WuMo Sunday strip was a nice “team-up” strip.  Finding the common (enemy) denominator is always a challenge. (image from gocomics.com)

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