Author Archives: awtraughber

Sunday’s Best: Ill-Prepared for Re-entry

Today’s WuMo strip is quite fitting considering today is the last day of fall break.  While I’ve spent some time getting ready for tomorrow’s re-entry, I know that there will be things that I missed or that I forgot.  I … Continue reading

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Entering the Every

For the first time in months, I’ve changed the “currently reading” information on the side of this page.  I finished A Secular Age by Charles Taylor last night around 11:00.  I’d made that commitment earlier in the day and then, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Getting with the Program

This classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz feels particularly appropriate, as the weather this weekend has been quite autumnal. As always, there’s something frustratingly true about Lucy’s approach to things (in this case, “programs”).  On one level, Charlie Brown can … Continue reading

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Traction and Distraction

If you can’t already tell, I’m trying to use this two-week “break” to find my way back to posting here regularly.  This last quarter has been a lot busier than I had anticipated.  And while I’ve mostly been able to … Continue reading

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Tome Reader

I spent the first half of 2021 mostly reading short books, books that hovered nicely around the 200 page mark.  Since the summer, though, I’ve been in a season of (two) longer books, some of the longest I’ve ever read. … Continue reading

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The Line Between Right and Easy

This past Sunday’s Frazz strip by Jef Mallett had another quality interaction between Caulfield and Mrs. Olsen worth sharing here.  It’s good to see wisdom come from Mrs. Olsen and for Caulfield to understand the response. (image from

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Look! New Photos!

If you look to the right side of this page, you’ll notice that I’ve updated my Flickr account with some new photos- the first new batch in over a year, I think. This past weekend I took a quick trip … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Pizza Slices and Scale

I’m not completely sure what it is about yesterday’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend that gives it punch, but it does.  On one level, it’s Jason Fox being Jason Fox.  There’s this mixture of hope with a kind of momentary austerity … Continue reading

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First Quarter’s End

The first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close this week, and was it a doozy!  There were lots of reasons for this, lots of incidental things that came up.  And some of it was asked-for on … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Postal Goals

Let me preface this with saying that I tend to order lots of things online and that often my purchases arrive in very good condition.  But sometimes, rarely, it can feel like this WuMo strip. On another level, a good … Continue reading

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