Category Archives: Travel

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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Sunday’s Best: Texas Toasted

A few days from now I’ll be trying not to get roasted in the Texas sun, which makes this week’s Sunday Frazz at least a little more pertinent.  It’s a creative strip, wonderfully paced and colored.  And it definitely fits … Continue reading

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Christmas Sing-Along with Shirley

I wish I had spent more time recently revisiting some of the “Christmas” episodes of some of my favorite shows.  I did watch the first Christmas episode of The Office before flying out for the holidays.  Early Michael Scott . … Continue reading

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