This Sunday’s full-size Frazz by Jef Mallett is another example of how well the artist is using the full opportunity of a Sunday strip. Visually beautiful with a nice, philosophical twist.
Mallett is on to something, of course. I suppose it’s true for life in general, but it’s also been heightened some by Covidtide. On one level (to quote Calvin), the days are just packed and moving like a freight train. But then you experience this weird slowdown each day, too. And so we’re an awful lot like that plane in the sky. Perhaps we move from the middle of the row to the captain’s seat depending on the activities of the day, which could explain some of our temporal whiplash.
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I did not intend for last week’s entries to be so comic-heavy. I haven’t been able to “work ahead” as much as I had hoped these last couple of weeks. I have a short stack of pieces to work through on the site but haven’t sat down to get things in writing. Multiple excuses; no good reasons.
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It’s been interesting to see how well (or not) my fall-semester curriculum has translated for online learning. We’d already diversified some with long-term reading and reflections (Alan Jacobs’ How to Think). The “cultural artifacts” portion of things has been okay: YouTube makes things easy, but volume doesn’t always translate very well. We’re trying things out with small group meets, but that’s still a work-in-progress (and often boils down to the chemistry of each group). We start our second unit tomorrow. It’s a packed class period, so pacing is still something I’m trying work out.
(image from gocomics.com)