Category Archives: Travel

A Simple Code

This past week I spoke to some students about the importance of having some kind of code (or what others would call a rule).  The context was the realization that a lot of things were being thrown at them (which … Continue reading

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Early Running with the Doctor

2019 was supposed to be the year that I revisited some of my favorite British television.  Doctor Who.  Spaced.  Downton Abbey.  Sherlock.  The movies of Edgar Wright.  Simon Pegg movies not directed by Edgar Wright.  The claymation of Nick Park. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Flying Fair Trade?

Something about today’s Sunday-sized WuMo captures a sentiment many of us probably feel at certain moments while traveling. (image from

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Thanksgiving Equivocation

Word-play comics are some of the best, as they often catch us off guard through the wonders of language and meaning.  Consider today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett: I’m still trying to figure out how it went from being “walking” to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Forget It, Charlie Brown

There are a few things about today’s classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz that make it stand out on this fine November day.  First is the opening panel: an interesting “from the ground” shot that you don’t see that often … Continue reading

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Hope but “No Open Highway”

Beyond the Bible, my most faithful summer traveling companion was the writings of Anglican theological Oliver O’Donovan.  I made relatively quick work of his Self, World, and Time back in June.  When I left the island, I took the second … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough?

When I returned to campus last week to start things off with faculty formation and prep, one thought came to mind and came to mind quickly: the mountain wasn’t high enough.  The mountain, of course, was the summer vacation that … Continue reading

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