Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

The Charlie Browniest of July 4ths

I mentioned a few posts ago that the classic Peanuts strip over at gocomics.com had Charlie Brown wearing a bag on his head while at summer camp . . . which worked out to his favor.  Well, a couple of … Continue reading

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NT Wright and Covidtide

Today I received my copy of N. T. Wright’s God and the Pandemic (many thanks to the folks at Hearts and Minds Books in Pennsylvania for the amazing service).  It’s a tiny book, clocking in at just over 70 pages.  … Continue reading

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This morning I finished reading Ross Douthat’s The Decadent Society.  I mentioned it a few days ago as a book I’d set aside with the advent of Covid but had finally gotten back around to reading.  It’s a good read, … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Decadence

Earlier this week I posted a classic Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip having to do with perspective, particularly what happens Calvin tries to “engage” his dad in some kind of “minor debate.”  It’s a visually brilliant strip that points to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Matchless

A number of comic strips took creative approaches to acknowledge and celebrate essential workers from Our Current Moment.  Frazz took a “stylish” approach to the task, making clothing a “jamboard” of recognition. (image from gocomics.com)

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Summer Saturday

Today was the first day to try for a more normal Saturday without school and with (hopefully) a restaurant or coffee shop to use for “landing.”  Yesterday I met a friend at Ala Moana Center in hopes that we would … Continue reading

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The Medium and the Messenger

Video conferencing has become the norm for anyone working or learning from home these days.  And while I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue doing things that I love, I’m also interested in seeing how others might catalog the experience.  … Continue reading

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Promising Forward

A few weeks ago Andy Crouch and the folks at Praxis wrote about the importance of promises moving forward from Our Current Moment.  I wrote about it here.  Alan Jacobs recently picked up on the same thread for a piece … Continue reading

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“You’re Catching It”

I’m one of many looking forward to the day that we can walk back into a movie theater and be entranced by big stories told on large screens.  One movie that could kick things off for the season is Christopher … Continue reading

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A Time for Tunnels

I haven’t followed Seth Godin much lately for no reason in particular.  I got out of the practice a couple of years ago and just haven’t given it much thought until recently.  And I’m glad I did, because he recently … Continue reading

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