Monthly Archives: March 2019

Sunday’s Best: Not a Baton

WuMo works best when it makes weird juxtapositions.  It does this quite often, of course.  Sometimes, though, you get to do a quick double-take because it’s just a little bit more “off” than usual.  I really liked today’s Sunday strip. … Continue reading

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Art and How You ‘C’ It

This Sunday’s classic Peanuts strip was funny and relatable on a couple of different levels. One, it’s something I can imagine students asking.  Two, it’s something I can imagine teachers having a curious time responding.  Sally has definitely thought things … Continue reading

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The Lonely Pilgrim’s Regress

One of the best parts of C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress is the afterword to the book’s third edition.  The book, the first Lewis wrote after his conversion to Christianity, is a fantastical retelling of his journey to the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin’s Sigh

One beam of the brilliance that is Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes is that it articulates so many sides of existence so well.  Case in point: today’s classic strip that includes a “school day in the life” moment or two … Continue reading

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Just Say the Word (Shazam!)

The only thing more difficult than adapting a classic comic book character into a contemporary movie is probably adapting a classic comic book character into a contemporary comic book.  The four-color funny pages often aren’t all that forgiving.  After decades … Continue reading

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A Rule for Embracing, Resisting, and Attending

My first week of spring break is quietly and quickly coming to an end.  And while I haven’t gotten as much done as I’d hoped, I have been able to do some quality reading.  This afternoon, I finished Justin Whitmel … Continue reading

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(Digital) Platform Jam

One thing I appreciate about Baylor professor Alan Jacobs is his willingness to process his digital practices publicly.  Jacobs recently posted an update to his ongoing attempt to make sense of various digital platforms and their effects on a life … Continue reading

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On Writing the Right Way

A few weeks ago, a dear friend who also happens to oversee our student publications, recommended the work of Benjamin Dreyer.  The recommendation probably came up as she was working on a piece and we were talking about proofreading, something … Continue reading

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Back to Lucy’s Incentive

Last week, and in acknowledgment of the many incentives for spring break, I posted the first of a series of classic Peanuts strips where Schroeder, ever stonewalling Lucy’s romantic advances, finally agrees to kiss her if she hits a homeroom. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Flight of Imagination

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes strip is a great example of a captionless that communicates a real sense of things perfectly.  Also: dinosaurs. (image from gocomics.com)

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