Category Archives: friendship

“Meet Me Halfway”

I had not planned on this site becoming any kind of “day in the life” journal for my spring break, but that’s kind of the rhythm that has set in over the last few days.  Before I get started, here’s … Continue reading

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Living with Loss

Last week America posted a short reflection by James K. A. Smith about how Christians handle loss.  What begins with a nod to Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead takes a personal turn that I found difficult and brilliant.  Smith writes: A number … Continue reading

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On Friendship

Earlier this week many conservative writers mourned the loss of Roger Scruton, a British teacher and public intellectual.  His name and thinking have hovered on the edges of my interests for some time now, but I’ve not spent much time … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Friendship and the Fall

Here’s last Sunday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes from Bill Watterson.  It’s a little more somber than usual, but it fits the mood of the season well.  The strip showcases an interesting turn: the frustrations of people to the genuine joy … Continue reading

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On Landscapes and People

While I’m moving rather slowly through it, my reading of the Letters of C. S. Lewis has been interesting on multiple levels.  Right now I’m in the middle of a long letter from Jack to his brother involving a week-long … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin Doubles Down on Friendship

This is the second Sunday in a row that Calvin and Hobbes had something to say about friendship.  I meant to post last Sunday’s Calvin strip at some point, but the craziness of the week just didn’t allow for it. … Continue reading

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43: Against Abstraction

This week I started reading the letters of C. S. Lewis.  I’ve skimmed them many times before.   But I’ve never done a full reading like I did with Tolkien a few years ago.  So as I start a new … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Snoopy Begins?

I’m not sure I’ve even thought much about the events that precipitated Charlie Brown becoming Snoopy’s owner.  But here’s the story as best as good ol’ Chuck can remember it.  Yesterday’s classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz: The post I … Continue reading

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New King on the Block

I should start by going on record as saying that one of my favorite moments in Aquaman was at the end when someone says “Hail, King Arthur!” While the world of Middle Earth is key for me, the world of Arthur’s England … Continue reading

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A Year with Sarcastic Tigers

Here’s a classic Calvin and Hobbes “New Year’s” strip.  It’s always interesting to revisit Calvin and his approach to New Year’s resolutions. (image from gocomics.com)

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