Category Archives: Teaching

“The Weeks Are Just Packed”

Once again, Jef Mallett gets the sense of the last couple of weeks spot-on. The weeks, Calvin might say, are just packed.  It’s the closest things have been to the chaos of this time last year (thankfully, I did not … Continue reading

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“Where Self-Improvement Goes to Die”

I’ll try and get back to Charles Taylor and the contemporary church tomorrow.  Today I’d like to past a weekday comic strip or two that I’ve saved for later but not gotten around to posting. + + + + + … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas . . .

For some time, I’ve been meaning to write something about this blog post by Brad East of Abilene Christian University. + + + + + + + I discovered East’s blog through Twitter some time in 2022.  It was a … Continue reading

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Rivers and Years

A new year started Sunday, but a new semester starts today.  Sometimes it’s difficult to tell which is the most daunting.  The last two semesters (spring 2022 and fall 2022) were different yet draining, so I’m not sure what to … Continue reading

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Caulfield Calls It: The Truth of New Year’s Eve

Caulfield calls it correctly in today’s year-ending Frazz strip by Jef Mallet: Here in Honolulu, it will look (and sound) like hours of fireworks from every direction.  It’s pretty cool at first, but it’s definitely old by about 10 o’clock, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Cause for Alarm?

In the weekday Peanuts strip, Peppermint Patty is currently waiting in the pumpkin patch in the hopes that the Great Pumpkin will appear and give her a new baseball glove.  Linus found out, and he’s pretty sure the Pumpkin will … Continue reading

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The Creative Use of Notebook Paper

Here’s this past Sunday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes.  It’s a great example of a number of things.  It’s also a good bit of fun. I did wonder about the fact that there are two holes in the top left corner … Continue reading

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On Galadriel and Celeborn

We’re just a few hours away from the season one finale of The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime.  Much of the conversation over the last couple of months has been about which character is Sauron in disguise.  Not really … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Test Anxieties

The Sunday Funnies were full of test anxiety today: Frazz, FoxTrot, and classic Peanuts all had characters fretting over tests.  And they were all pretty smart, really.  Here’s Sally trying to figure out whether or not she needs to read … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Where We Train

This week’s Sunday Frazz would likely rise to the top for the visuals alone: nicely spaced out and beautifully colored.  It’s also a good nod to how we train . . . how we practice and learn.  There’s a connection here, … Continue reading

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