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“Comes to Mind”

This week’s Sunday-sized, holiday-themed Frazz by Jel Mallett. (image from

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Subtle/Not Subtle

In a normal years, I’d be packing by rucksack and getting ready to head to the airport for a long-weekend trip to Victoria, British Columbia.  Ah well.  These aren’t those days.  So I’m trying to get a plan together for … Continue reading

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Screwtape and the Spiritual Life

I’ve been on a C. S. Lewis kick these last couple of months.  It started with finally getting around to reading his Reflections on the Psalms.  Definitely not the book I thought it would be, but brilliant nonetheless.  Then I … Continue reading

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The Times of Your Life

Yesterday was “Christ the King” Sunday in many churches across the world (though many other churches across America probably celebrated Thanksgiving early instead).  As I understand it, the day is a comparatively recent addition to the liturgical calendar.  The Sunday … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Masks in the House

I’ve got friends on all sides of the mask debate (as evidenced by both sides assuming there should be no debate).  Over the last few months, masks have becomes signs and symbols and not just a matter of safety.  So … Continue reading

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Quizzical Changes

I mentioned Sunday that there was a number of good full-size strips to share this week.  Sunday it was FoxTrot and The Mandalorian.  Today it’s Frazz and some school humor with a twist of occupational reality. (image from

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“Though the Fig Tree…”

It’s just Tuesday, but boy has it been a week.  I found good comfort in today’s reading from the Old Testament book of Habakkuk.  The minor prophet had this to say as his book drew to a close with its … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Is This the Way?

It’s been a good day for new comics in the Sunday paper.  I’ll get around to sharing a couple of other examples throughout the week, but I thought this week’s FoxTrot was definitely worth sharing today. We don’t really get … Continue reading

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The Force of the Holidays

It’s not much of a struggle for me to hold off on Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving, but this one might sneak in sooner rather than later.  I’ll be curious to see whether or not it picks up after The … Continue reading

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Though a bit later than usual, this week was the week that students received their school portraits.  It might seem a small thing, but even with uniforms these pictures are snapshots of a particular moment in time. Which isn’t to … Continue reading

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