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The Highs and Lows of Summer

On some level, it seems like summer is over almost as soon as you get used to it.  And yet, while it lasts, it is good.  Not perfect, mind you, as Frazz reminds us this week.  Sure, you’ve got great … Continue reading

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Away from Trivial Grief

The particularities of life during a worldwide pandemic have brought some fresh urgency to how many are articulating their faith during this season of Lent and Easter.  Yesterday I recorded my Easter message for school chapel; there’s really no way … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin on the Couch

I realized during what could be my last trip to Barnes and Noble that all of my Calvin and Hobbes collections are in my classroom, which I might not see for a while.  Even with digital access, this is unfortunate. … Continue reading

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Downshifting (or the sense of a life)

There’s this intermediate state between the end of a quarter and a real sense of being “on break” that is always tricky for me to navigate.  Part of that difficulty comes from times where I go (almost) straight from the … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Road

The traveling has gone well these last few days. While it’s been a little rainier than usual for us, we’ve still had more than our fair share of sun. We spent Monday in London, starting with the Globe and ending … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Equivocating Density

Today’s Frazz comic by Jef Mallett is another great example of an intelligent conversation that employs multiple meanings of a word.  Plus there’s a lot to learn, which is always interesting. It’s a good Sunday for the comics, actually.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Thinking about Thinking

This week we started reading Alan Jacobs’s How to Think in class.  The class, which focuses on “Christian thought,” has been pretty steady for a number of years.  The addition of How to Think is the biggest shift in a … Continue reading

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Moving Like Lightning

This week’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (besides being the only scripted show for me to watch this week) was a nice, Groundhog’s Day episode that worked well at humanizing one of the “colder” members of the cast.  And while the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The End of Class (is the beginning of great literature)

Today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett has a nice play on literary anticipation and wordplay.  Every teacher should have a student as sharp as Caulfield, really. (image from gocomics.com)

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Pivot into the New Year

I’m a few minutes from boarding my flight from Vancouver to Honolulu (Air Canada got me on an earlier flight out of Victoria without any prompting on my part, which has been nice). Many churches today are acknowledging today, the … Continue reading

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