Monthly Archives: April 2020

Can’t Please Anyone

Over the last couple of weeks, the folks at gocomics.com have been sharing one of the funniest-yet-poignant Calvin and Hobbes stories this side of a lost animal or dying squirrel: the time Calvin tried to play baseball.  Here’s the last … Continue reading

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Once More for SHIELD

These are interesting times for serial television.  Many shows still in production were shut down weeks ago for health concerns, which means those shows probably won’t get full seasons.  Case in point: The Flash will end the season three episodes … Continue reading

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A Moment with Moses

These last few years I’ve been thinking about “leadership” much more often than I thought it would.  So it’s no surprise that a recent reread of a moment in the life of Moses stuck out to me in a way … Continue reading

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Essential Frazz

It’s been a good but long Monday.  For the first time in a while, I woke up in the early morning for no real reason.  Took my regular morning walk north even though the threat of rain was all around.  … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin’s No Dummy

Or is he?  Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes starts with another funny, school-related gag followed by another scheme so that Calvin can get in the front door without a tiger attack.  Not a bad idea, even though it might backfire … Continue reading

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The Before and After of Easter

Over the last couple of years, I’ve found the lens of friendship to be one way to deepen my understanding of the Easter story.  I even tried to articulate it in my Easter talk for chapel a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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A Moment without Time

Over the last couple of days Damon Linker’s recent article from The Week about Our Current Moment and and the passage of time has shown up in a number of different places.  It’s a good piece that speaks to the … Continue reading

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Warmth in the Winter

Perhaps the clearest voice for me as I’ve tried to understand Our Current Moment has been Andy Crouch.  He doesn’t work alone, of course.  With the team at Praxis, he has articulated a handful of thoughtful articles that have brought … Continue reading

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Shock but not Surprise

Yesterday our administration announced that we would remain in online learning protocol through the end of the year.  While I wasn’t surprised by the decision, there’s still something of a “shock to the system” with the news.  It’s one thing … Continue reading

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A Longer Song

Up until recently, I had an iPhone with an unfortunate iTunes quirk: it would only play songs in shuffle mode.  Regardless if it was by artist or by album, I just couldn’t listen to something the way it had been … Continue reading

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