Author Archives: awtraughber

When to Call It

Another good juxtaposition from WuMo: (image from gocomics.com)

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Question to Questions

I ended yesterday’s post with a question: what’s a leader for?  It’s more of a thought-question, really, as I think that leaders are important, vital.  At the same time, how things play out when leaders aren’t around can be quite … Continue reading

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Twice Bitten, Thrice Shy?

Two years ago, I was serving on two search committees.  One was for our high school’s Christian Ministries coordinator, a position that had been vacant for two years and that I had helped step in to partly fill.  The other … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Rhyme and Time

There were a couple of good strips in the Sunday funnies, but today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett twists and turns really, really well. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Quick and Easy

Another spot-on Nancy strip by Olivia Jaimes today: It’s an unfortunate effect magnified by contemporary culture.  People have always made quick judgments.  Now it’s even easier to settle into them with even less reflection and with more comfort. (image from … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Natural Reversal?

Lots of great Sunday funnies today.  This Nancy stands out as a great picture of how we tend to disorder things and illustrates how “we shape our tools and then our tools shape us.”  It’s funny- earlier daylight brings out … Continue reading

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Out the Door with 44

For what it’s worth, tonight is my last one as a forty-four year old.  A sobering moment at the gym today, now that I’ll have to put that button for age one time more than I have this last year.  … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Different Kind of Streaming Service

Today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is a nice twist on an everyday reality: the new and different streaming service.  It seems like a new one pops up every few weeks, so something like Jason- is bound to happen at some … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Revenge of the Easter Chicken

Bill Amend’s FoxTrot takes the title for this week’s best with a slightly absurd but still chuckle-worthy stunt pulled by Jason Fox for Easter. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: A Place for Poetry

It’s good to see poetry having a place in the comics, even if it is as a kind of weapon in childhood games.  Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson: (image from gocomics.com)

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