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Sunday’s Best: A Lesson in Irritants

A handful of good Sunday comics to get to throughout the week.  Here’s today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett.  It is, of course, the season for sinus infections and cold-like symptoms.  Caulfield, as always, has learned a lesson.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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From Spyfall to Planetfall

One thing an early January start-date allows for Doctor Who is that there’s not much broadcast TV competition.  What makes it even sweeter is that the season, two episodes in, has really leaned into the show’s mythology more than every … Continue reading

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Semester’s End

I’m writing this mid-afternoon on Wednesday.  The quarter and semester have officially come to an end.  I’ve got a couple of students with minor missing assignments to take care of; beyond that, the grades are good.  I’ve got the winter … Continue reading

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The Story of a Vocation

This weekend I spent some time in my classroom getting ready for the end of the semester.  When I do that kind of thing, I usually play sermons or lectures that I find on YouTube.  This time I listened to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Point of History

You know it’s been a week when you don’t post a “Sunday’s Best” comic until Wednesday evening.  But that’s the kind of week it has been. Good but packed.  I’ll get to the reasons for that sometime soon.  Until then, … Continue reading

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Wordsworth’s “Old Man Traveling”

While in England, we spent a couple of days in the Lake District, the stomping grounds of William Wordsworth.  We spent some time at his house, Rydal Mount, and then walked the Coffin Trail down into Grasmere.  We also spent … Continue reading

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The Sorrow of Lady Constance

Yesterday I made note of my favorite “King John” moment from Shakespeare’s King John.  There was one other scene in the first plays first half (as presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company) that has stuck with me.  In the previously … Continue reading

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