Monthly Archives: July 2020

Grace, Forgiveness, the Engine

From a recent post by Alan Jacobs concerning the school he teaches at and the issue of racial reconciliation: Christianity has a lot to say about sin, repentance, and forgiveness. It tells us that we all sin. It tells us … Continue reading

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Focus on Learning

Yesterday our school announced that we were postponing the start of the new year by a week.  Beyond that, the first two weeks have been set aside for online instruction.  From there, we will work towards bringing half of the … Continue reading

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Between the Soup and the Sushi

Tuesday was my first day back full-time to school.  After the last meeting, I headed downtown to grab some sushi for dinner.  The kind folks at Ahi and Vegetable add a salad and miso soup to their meals, so I … Continue reading

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Lucy in the Field

A classic Peanuts Sunday strip to end the day.  A little bit of baseball and a little bit of Lucy makes for an oddly appropriate gag that rings true in numerous circumstances. (image from

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A Matter of Realities

Jef Mallett addressed the conundrum of contemporary comic strips, particularly in Covidtide, in this weekday Frazz cartoon.  Pretty smart. I’ve decided to label this year “the Year of the Moving Targets” because everything seems to be changing all the time … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Toss the Frozen Pizza

This week’s all-new FoxTrot is one of a few great Sunday strips this time around.  It’s a simple gag with good play on a concept that’s pretty significant in our culture today: authenticity. Today has been an odd one.  Hurricane Douglas … Continue reading

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On the Edge

It’s an odd thing, waiting on the edge of a storm.  But that’s where we’re at as we wait to see what becomes of Hurricane Douglas. Yesterday was my first official full day back at work.  It was the first … Continue reading

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Before Trapping a Space Robot . . .

There were two really good moments in this week’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.   One of them I’m going to hold off on just a little bit longer.  The first, though, is the clip below.  Just before the moment goes romantic … Continue reading

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Sometimes one-off strips just go somewhere unexpectedly sweet.  Like this classic Calvin and Hobbes. (image from

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Frazz with a Flourish

Tonight’s Agents of SHIELD had at least two brilliant moments, and I’ll get to them sometime later this week.  The day has been packed with school stuffy, audited-class stuff, and Wednesday errands.  And in the middle of it all, we … Continue reading

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