Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

“Comes to Mind”

This week’s Sunday-sized, holiday-themed Frazz by Jel Mallett. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Masks in the House

I’ve got friends on all sides of the mask debate (as evidenced by both sides assuming there should be no debate).  Over the last few months, masks have becomes signs and symbols and not just a matter of safety.  So … Continue reading

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Missing the Turn

This past Friday I went out to dinner with my neighbors.  We decided to grab a bite down at Ala Moana Center.  I’m a regular there, eating breakfast at a local diner there at least once a week whenever things … Continue reading

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“Nothing’s Tougher”

Every year Caulfield puts together some kind of literary costume for Halloween.  He’s got lots of obvious options this year, of course.  And in this strip he acknowledges it.  Frazz has a great comeback. Why dress up when all of … Continue reading

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Systems and Sunk Costs

There was a time that I regularly visited Seth Godin’s blog for some wisdom about the way the world works.  A few years ago I just kind of stopped, though I drop in once in a blue moon.  There have … Continue reading

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Firsts and a Last

Fall break is coming to an end.  And while it’s been shorter than usual, it has not been without significance. Earlier in the week, I got my first professional haircut in at least six months.  I was walking by a … Continue reading

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Reconsiderations

One of the things that a longer break can allow for is a certain amount of reflection and reconsideration.  That’s something needed for Our Current Moment, I think.  So much of the last six months has been about trying to … Continue reading

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Learning while Grading

It’s the end of the quarter, which means grades are almost due.  It’s nice to listen to sermon and interviews while taking care of things.  One that I listened to today was this recent interview with James K. A. Smith … Continue reading

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Toward a Sense of Suffering?

This last week we have been talking about the problem of evil in class.  It’s a short unit, but you’d like to think it’s something that will come back around (the discussion, not the evil) throughout a lifetime.  Attempting to … Continue reading

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Saturday Evening Song

Any day that ends with a game of Hand and Foot is a good day, I think.  Today was actually a day of little pleasures: a morning walk north into the neighborhood, a bagel and golfer’s tea from Coffee Bean, … Continue reading

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