Sunday’s Best: What’s That in Your Hand

Always a lesson for Calvin, it seems.  Another classic Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip by Bill Watterson that is product of its time that points to truth great and small.  And the kid’s facial expressions are amazing, as always.

Calvin's Water BalloonsThe summer, at least as the school calendar calls it, is quickly coming to an end.  After a good trip back to Tennessee, I’ve spent the last few days taking care of odds-and-ends while slowly nudging my way back into work.  I well remember the frustrations of last fall, frustrations that I would like to avoid as the new school year begins.  I have a school trip to England and Scotland to look forward to, of course, and that brings me a great deal of joy and good hope for a mid-semester break.  But there’s a lot to get done even before things really get started.

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I’m about halfway through Whispers Underground, the third book in Been Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series.  It’s fun having a still-running series of novels to catch up on.  The series follows policeman Peter Grant as he discovers some level of magical ability.  “CSI meets Harry Potter,” some have said.  Perhaps the way the series is most like Harry Potter is the deepening sense of history that comes with each book.  Whispers is a good recovery after a somewhat discursive second volume.

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Now that Spider-Man: Far From Home has dropped, there’s not much at the theater to see.  I might make my way to see Yesterday if the timing of the week allows it.  I’ve no real interest in Disney remakes, so neither Aladdin nor Lion King are real options for me.  Far From Home was a good way to end the season, though, a good and funny and intense story with great effects.

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