Category Archives: 2017

First Day, Last Day, Every Day Panic

It’s kind of fun seeing “back to school” comics while nearing the home stretch for a first quarter end.  Starting school after Labor Day is such a different concept for me.  Regardless, Sally Brown had to go back to school … Continue reading

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From Sweetest Thing to the Best Thing

I’m not a big fan of lyric videos, but I’ll  make an exception for the first song from U2’s forthcoming album, Songs of Experience.  Here’s “You’re the Best Thing About Me.” It’s upbeat with a melancholy undertow.  I’m curious to … Continue reading

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Temporary Vocational Stretch: August Edition

We just wrapped our third week of the school year (not including a week of meetings).  Thanks to a state holiday, this three-day weekend has been something of a “pause” button for me.  Most of my class curriculum is turning … Continue reading

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Drowning in the Tides of History?

At the same time that I’ve been reading various essays by Wendell Berry, I’ve been devouring Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe.  The two read together very well.  Both are about citizens and communities and culture.  And both were … Continue reading

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Up, Up, and Away

For the first week of summer vacation, it was a long one.  Today was mostly decompressing and reading (with one work meeting thrown in for good measure).  Here’s a little four-color fun to celebrate the beginning of the weekend. Superman … Continue reading

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Temporary Vocational Stretch Update

The 2016-2017 winds down this week.  It doesn’t quite feel like it, though.  Instead, things are kind of heating up.  These last few weeks of the semester have been a blur.  Lots of cool moments: baccalaureate, the yearbook dedication (what?!), … Continue reading

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Like Leaving the Piano in Ohio

Douglas Coupland prefaces Bit Rot, his most recent collection of essays and stories, with this: When the pioneers crossed North America from east to west, the first thing to be thrown off the family Conestoga wagon was the piano, somewhere … Continue reading

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