Category Archives: Travel

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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Nuts in the Park

This morning I sat down to read the actual comics page in an actual, print newspaper. It was a nice moment. It’s also why I read today’s Dilbert, which isn’t one of my regulars. But it was good, saying something … Continue reading

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Media and More in Our Distracted Age

One of the two speakers at my recent Laity Lodge weekend was Alan Jacobs.  I’m not quite sure how I first heard of him.  I know that I read his wonderful The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction … Continue reading

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For the Day (of the Fourth)

Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett takes another nice artistic turn while also pointing out something interesting about today as a holiday. I’m a few days away from my time at Laity Lodge.  I’ve got some initial plans to unpack some … Continue reading

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