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Sunday’s Best: What’s That in Your Hand

Always a lesson for Calvin, it seems.  Another classic Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip by Bill Watterson that is product of its time that points to truth great and small.  And the kid’s facial expressions are amazing, as always. The … Continue reading

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That July 1st Panic

Calvin should be glad for a traditional school calendar.  Either way, the mid-summer panic is a sobering moment for many. I’ve been trying to take care of a little bit of work here and there, in bits and pieces while … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Playing Outside

This week summer vacation enters “phase two.” And while I can’t say that I’ve accomplished all that I had hoped (“accomplished” is such a big word anyway), it has been a good couple of weeks. This Sunday’s Best is today’s … Continue reading

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Middle Earth Lost-and-Found

It feels like forever since there’s been any good Lord of the Rings humor.  Usually it’s at the expense of Gandalf or the Hobbits, so it’s nice to see the ring on another finger . . . (image from gocomics.com)

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What You See, What You Feel

I’ve kind of been following the classic Peanuts strip that involves Charlie Brown getting sent home early from camp because of something he didn’t actually do.  Schulz took an interesting approach with this particular series with how he skips back … Continue reading

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Gut-Level Medicine

Talk about what happens to best-laid plans . . . My hopes of “getting back into work” this week just haven’t materialized.  And with good reason, really.  A couple of days ago, my church voted in a new pastor.  So … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Sparrow’s Song

Today’s best is a classic Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip that features no Hobbes and very little Calvin.  Artistically, it’s wonderfully rendered, a great balance of realism and Calvinism. (image from gocomics.com)

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