Author Archives: awtraughber

After the Rain

These first couple of weeks of school’s fourth quarter has been unexpectedly busy.  Lots of little open loops to manage, really.  Beyond regular classroom and chapel things, we are working on bringing in a “candidate” to fill the holes tied … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: There’s a Name for That, Calvin

Ah, Calvin.  Questioning the place of ethics while fully embracing a version of it . . . We call it ethical egoism. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Not a Baton

WuMo works best when it makes weird juxtapositions.  It does this quite often, of course.  Sometimes, though, you get to do a quick double-take because it’s just a little bit more “off” than usual.  I really liked today’s Sunday strip. … Continue reading

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Art and How You ‘C’ It

This Sunday’s classic Peanuts strip was funny and relatable on a couple of different levels. One, it’s something I can imagine students asking.  Two, it’s something I can imagine teachers having a curious time responding.  Sally has definitely thought things … Continue reading

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The Lonely Pilgrim’s Regress

One of the best parts of C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress is the afterword to the book’s third edition.  The book, the first Lewis wrote after his conversion to Christianity, is a fantastical retelling of his journey to the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin’s Sigh

One beam of the brilliance that is Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes is that it articulates so many sides of existence so well.  Case in point: today’s classic strip that includes a “school day in the life” moment or two … Continue reading

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Just Say the Word (Shazam!)

The only thing more difficult than adapting a classic comic book character into a contemporary movie is probably adapting a classic comic book character into a contemporary comic book.  The four-color funny pages often aren’t all that forgiving.  After decades … Continue reading

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