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Sunday’s Best: Seasonal Reverse-Engineering?

There were a couple of great strips in the Sunday funnies today, but this one captures something nice about the season we are in.  Here’s today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett. (image from gocomics.com)

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Math Wizard

Class the last two days has started with a showing of Sam’s speech from the end of The Two Towers concerning stories and the people in them.  Once again, very few students have actually seen the movies (and a smaller … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Chasing Contrails

Here’s today’s Frazz strip by Jef Mallett, chosen mostly for the immediacy of the subject matter. I’m posting this from the airport in Victoria, British Columbia, where the wait time for security check is always about five minutes.  I’m hopefully … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Slow Motion

It’s a good day in the Sunday funnies, with the regular strips going in many different directions thematically.  Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is another creative twist from a story-telling perspective.  The smaller, well-choreographed panels almost work like a strobe-light … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Glasses in the Fall

I feel like Jef Mallett has been doing a great job having fun with this Frazz Sunday strips.  Lots of interesting, creative touches.  Today’s strip is a perfect example: a great use of blur and clarity all while acknowledging the … Continue reading

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Splish-Splash

It’s been a little rainier and a little cooler on the island these last few days.  While it hasn’t been as hot this year as years past, it’s still a nice change of pace.  This Sunday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Cause for Alarm?

In the weekday Peanuts strip, Peppermint Patty is currently waiting in the pumpkin patch in the hopes that the Great Pumpkin will appear and give her a new baseball glove.  Linus found out, and he’s pretty sure the Pumpkin will … Continue reading

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On Stalling

A good word from Seth Godin about organizations and stalling, because “the challenge of a stressful day is rarely directly related to today, it’s about tomorrow or years from now.”

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The Creative Use of Notebook Paper

Here’s this past Sunday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes.  It’s a great example of a number of things.  It’s also a good bit of fun. I did wonder about the fact that there are two holes in the top left corner … Continue reading

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Three “Working” Suggestions for Churches

Today’s post by Seth Hedman over at First Things is an interesting take on post-pandemic church culture (which also puts it in line with this piece by Ephraim Radner from the spring of 2020).  In the post, Hedman challenges churches … Continue reading

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