Author Archives: awtraughber

Sunday’s Best: Ghost of a Chance

It’s been a long time since I played a game requiring ghosts.  Makes me wonder if that kind of thing ever happened in Harry Potter (not that I can remember, at least).  Here’s today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes with a … Continue reading

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Nuts in the Park

This morning I sat down to read the actual comics page in an actual, print newspaper. It was a nice moment. It’s also why I read today’s Dilbert, which isn’t one of my regulars. But it was good, saying something … Continue reading

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Media and More in Our Distracted Age

One of the two speakers at my recent Laity Lodge weekend was Alan Jacobs.  I’m not quite sure how I first heard of him.  I know that I read his wonderful The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction … Continue reading

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Dolly and Tammy Beyond Beauty School

This past weekend I spent some time on retreat at Laity Lodge outside of Leakey, TX.  On the final night of the retreat, the artist-in-residence for the weekend, Claire Holley, played a concert in the Cody Center.  Before the concert, … Continue reading

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For the Day (of the Fourth)

Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett takes another nice artistic turn while also pointing out something interesting about today as a holiday. I’m a few days away from my time at Laity Lodge.  I’ve got some initial plans to unpack some … Continue reading

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“Distill, and Know That I am God”

Let’s start with this recent classic Calvin and Hobbes strip recently posted to gocomics.com: I’m about to board a plane that will take me to a place I’ve never been that’s also a place where there’s a lot of nothing … Continue reading

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“It Seems I Never Stop Losing You”

Leave it to good-old radio to surprise me with a new song from Death Cab for Cutie.  The new album, Thank You for Today, drops mid-August.  As is often the case, the melancholy emotion gets held at bay with a … Continue reading

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