Monthly Archives: December 2020

Twenty-Five Years Exploring

How in the world has it been 25 years since the final Calvin and Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson?  There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since, especially with newspapers and so many comic creators retiring.  I’ve gone … Continue reading

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“Upon Further Reflection”

This time last week I was wrapping up a mini-retreat at a hotel a little closer to the water.  It’s the second time that I’d done it this year.  The first was earlier in the school year, when I was … Continue reading

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“You Can Only Take So Much”

“Walk On” has been one of my favorite U2 songs for two decades now.  So it was a bit of a surprise when I came across this recent rendition of the song by Bono and the Edge and heard the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Underpants Analogy

There were a few good old year/new year strips today in the Sunday funnies.  I’ll save a couple for later in the week.  Here’s today’s Frazz, which is about the New Year with a little bit of Christmas aftermath thrown … Continue reading

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Fall Semester Survival

December has obviously not been very kind to the blog.  One could look at the calendar on the right and assume that I’d gotten nothing done, which is far from the truth (just not here).  The fall semester came to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Holiday Living

I’m always impressed when Caulfield makes connections with ancient habits and practices.  Take today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett as an example. Also: the coloring is really well done, if only for the final panel effect. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin, Ethics, and Christmas

Calvin and Christmas is such a wonderful dilemma to revisit each year.  So many good ethical questions posed.  Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is a real case in point.  There’s more to being good than just an absence. (image from … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Holidays and the Sliding Scale of Time

Today was a really good day for the Sunday funnies.  The classics were great and the currents were thoughtful and holiday-appropriate.  Case in point: today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett.  It hits at something that many of us feel about holidays … Continue reading

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