Author Archives: awtraughber

Sunday’s Best: The Point of History

You know it’s been a week when you don’t post a “Sunday’s Best” comic until Wednesday evening.  But that’s the kind of week it has been. Good but packed.  I’ll get to the reasons for that sometime soon.  Until then, … Continue reading

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Take You to the Stars

I think one thing that I look for in any new Star Wars movie is its willingness to take us to new places.  I think that desire comes from the juxtaposition in A New Hope of the vastness of space … Continue reading

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Wordsworth’s “Old Man Traveling”

While in England, we spent a couple of days in the Lake District, the stomping grounds of William Wordsworth.  We spent some time at his house, Rydal Mount, and then walked the Coffin Trail down into Grasmere.  We also spent … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Red Sea Today

It’s always nice to see a Bible-themed comic on a Sunday.  WuMo does that for us today: There’s obviously an ecological message going on here.  True and duly noted.  There’s also another level to it that comes into play when … Continue reading

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The Sorrow of Lady Constance

Yesterday I made note of my favorite “King John” moment from Shakespeare’s King John.  There was one other scene in the first plays first half (as presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company) that has stuck with me.  In the previously … Continue reading

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Concerning King John

While in Stratford over break, we had the opportunity to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of King John.  KJ is not that well-known a play, of course, and I can imagine that there are many reasons why.  Where it … Continue reading

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A Song from the Road

During my recent trip to England and Scotland with students, we had the opportunity to spend some time in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford.  While the main reason for going in is seeing the place where Shakespeare is buried, it’s … Continue reading

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