Author Archives: awtraughber

Back to Lucy’s Incentive

Last week, and in acknowledgment of the many incentives for spring break, I posted the first of a series of classic Peanuts strips where Schroeder, ever stonewalling Lucy’s romantic advances, finally agrees to kiss her if she hits a homeroom. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Flight of Imagination

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes strip is a great example of a captionless that communicates a real sense of things perfectly.  Also: dinosaurs. (image from gocomics.com)

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The Apparent Endgame

Now that Captain Marvel has made its way into theaters, the final push for Avengers: Endgame can begin.  This morning’s new (final?) trailer was a nice surprise.  If you haven’t yet, check it out: The callbacks to previous moments were … Continue reading

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Spring Break Incentive

We’re in the home stretch for spring break.  Last week was intense, with classes, a camp, and class service projects.  This week has been a little calmer, though things always seem to pile on as the end of a quarter … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Having Fun

This classic Calvin and Hobbes strip captures something that’s still true about part of contemporary culture: the hoops we go through to make sure we have fun. (image from go comics.com)

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Memory and the Season

Hans Boersma, whose Heavenly Participation I hope to write through over the next week or so, just had a short piece published over at First Things.  While it is tied to the season of Lent, it definitely has implications for … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Lack of Motel Facilities

I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of work at least a little like this turned in over the next few hours.  A solid batch of Sunday strips today (including this classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz).  I’ll post … Continue reading

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