Author Archives: awtraughber

More Than Just Peanuts

This week had a handful of quality Peanuts comics strips.  They are definitely artifacts from a  different era, nestled in a place that childhood today probably skips . . . or trips . . . over.  Consider this classic from … Continue reading

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Calendar, Man

Yesterday I posted some reflections on the first Sunday of Lent and how even my own mental picture the Christian season of preparation before Easter might have to change . . . or not. At the heart of this, as … Continue reading

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The Many Deaths of Lent

Turns out the first casualty of Lent 2018 was Jesus. Let me explain. I heard two high quality sermons on the first Sunday on Lent.  On Sunday morning, I heard a great sermon rooted in the prophet’s vision in Isaiah … Continue reading

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Lewis and the “Nasty People”

A few days ago I was reflecting on the place of the (Christian) seeker in the midst of other Christians who may no longer really be seeking much of anything (at least in some existential way). This is not to … Continue reading

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Darryl’s (Mighty) Adventure Continues

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Darryl, the former roommate of the mighty Thor.  Here’s a clip tied to this week’s release of Thor: Ragnarok. Darryl as Topaz?  That would be hilarious.

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Sunday’s Best: The Best-Layered Plans

An odd mix of Sunday comics today, which puts this classic Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson on top.  Turns out that the “best-layered plans” on snow days are nothing compared to the call of the bathroom. (image from

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Imagination Under Fire?

After the fourth grade-level camp of the year, I made my way to the theater to catch a showing of (the very well-made) Black Panther.  Lots of good trailers beforehand.  One that wasn’t there, though, was the March-dropping Ready Player … Continue reading

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