The killing frost had not come yet and everything was still holding on. While I was at the park that day with the children, I noticed a tree. I stared at the tree because it was beautiful and fleeting and I wanted it to stay.
Strips 38-42 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 12th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends.
My walking partner is deathly afraid of dogs. If a dog is anywhere nearby, she’ll position herself so I am between her and the threat. What? Better that I be attacked than her?
A number of the Tea Party candidates elected on Nov. 2 see themselves following in the footsteps of the father of economics, Adam Smith. However, Smith has more in common with the Catholic social thought of Pope Benedict XVI than with the philosophy of Tea Party devotees of the free market.
I am one of the reigning queens of angst. But I can host a great Thanksgiving dinner.
‘The scientific goal of the Large Hadron Collider research program is no less than to understand the nature and origin of the universe itself.’
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 11th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends.
We are playing with coloring books with lots of dinosaurs and lots of dinosaur stickers. I can’t identify all of them so we, the kids and I, decide to go on the Internet to do some dinosaur research.
The varied viewpoints about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear are indicative of what prompted the rally in the first place: divided experiences are leading to intractably divided viewpoints.
No bikinis, no sunny skies, no sand. Already the Notre Dame volleyball team is at a disadvantage in terms of drawing spectators. But don’ t tell their fans that.
When I was young, Halloween was serious business. It had nothing to do with community, costumes, martyrs, saints or the souls of dead people. Halloween was about candy.
Myles Brand had to spell out the finer points of amateurism for me, all but sighing, “Do I have to spell it out for you?” During a 2006 South Bend Tribune interview, we got to talking about Tom Zbikowski ’07 and his NCAA-approved professional boxing debut that summer.
A spectator needs comfort as much as excitement, and I had a great plan for watching the ND rowing team compete against Tulsa. Arrive at Farmer’s Market before the racing start. Buy a sweet treat, then head for the bridge and cheer as the boats passed by.
My grandmother died not long ago, and because she led a thoroughly generous and kindly life, I feel compelled to sing a few lines in loving memory of Alberta Mary Van Thiel Taylor.