Author Archives: awtraughber

School Supply List: The Next Level

It’s always a jolt remembering that the school year starts at different times depending on tradition and philosophy.  Sometimes it feels like the kids in Frazz spend most of the hot summer days in the classroom.  The kids in Peanuts … Continue reading

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Birnam, Fangorn, and Ephraim

These last few days I’ve been thinking how this time of year, this time of life, would be a great time for a nice visit to Rivendell, the Last Homely House East of the Sea.  Something about deep rest, I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Summer’s Fade

Today’s Sunday Frazz is a nice visual with an almost-universal sentiment.  Even as the temperatures stay high and the sun burns bright, summer itself continues its slow fade. (image from

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Entertainment Culture, A Warning

While tracking down a short piece by A. W. Tozer to use for the faculty in a future meeting, I came across his piece titled “The Great God Entertainment.”  The piece, written in the 1950s, feels utterly appropriate for our … Continue reading

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A Simple Code

This past week I spoke to some students about the importance of having some kind of code (or what others would call a rule).  The context was the realization that a lot of things were being thrown at them (which … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: FoxTrot on Fire

While it’s unfortunate that we don’t get new FoxTrot strips throughout the week, I’m glad that we at least get something new from the mind and pen of Bill Amend on Sundays.  Here’s today’s FoxTrot strip from It’s fun … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Better Than a Security Blanket

There were a couple of great comic strips today.  But by nature of it being a Chuck and Patty under the tree talking, the classic Peanuts wins the day.  As is often the case, Charles Schulz captures something so simple … Continue reading

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