Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sunday’s Best: In Black and White

There are so many great examples of creativity from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson.  Today’s classic Sunday strip is no exception.  It does a great job of playing off of a popular phrase in a way that’s just brilliant. … Continue reading

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Frazz in Time

Yesterday I posted a classic Calvin and Hobbes strip that had something to do with school, childhood, and the passing of time.  A recent Frazz strip by Jef Mallett also tried to deal with time and childhood, but this time … Continue reading

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Can’t Fault This Logic

Snow really does bring out the best and worst in Calvin.  He has some great, if impossible, thinking in this classic strip. It’s definitely been a busy week, though the intensity of it wasn’t as much as the last few.  … Continue reading

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The Demonic and The Divine

I’m always impressed with how well C. S. Lewis can articulate truths about the human condition.  It’s uncanny to me.  I think it’s one big reason why I revisit his work, some of it often.  And he does it without … Continue reading

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All Creatures, Really …

Fancy dog stories aren’t quite my cuppa tea, but I’m sure All Creatures Great and Small will handle it well.  Sure, there’s lots of human drama in each episode, but it’s the animals I kind of feel for the most.  … Continue reading

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“Really Living”

This past Sunday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson wonderfully captures to different perspectives on “really living.”  It’s a nice thought. (image from gocomics.com)

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Screwtape on Extremes

My daily New Testament reading for the last couple of weeks was the letter of Ephesians.  The letter, one that weaves the theological and the practical together the way the always should be, ends with a popular passage that casts … Continue reading

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Prayer and What You Bargain For

Way back at the end of November, I mentioned rereading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  And then I didn’t say much about it.  It took me a little longer than I intended (which has been the case in general … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Bail or Don’t Bail

I’m definitely not expecting “more from the universe” this year.  We all anthropomorphized 2020 too much, so we shouldn’t do the same to 2021.  But I’m also trying to have the right expectations from myself.  So, on some level, I … Continue reading

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A Tiger in Winter

This week caught me off-guard in its unwieldiness.  Which means we are now three weeks into the semester and I still haven’t quite gotten my footing.  So today has been a nice respite: a good breakfast, a cool breeze, some … Continue reading

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