Why students hate the balanced calendar

Cartoon of two boys waiting at a bus stop. One is wearing swim trunks, a backpack and flip-flops. He says, "If they're going to make me go to school in the summer, I'm going to dress like it's still summer." Cartoon of two boys waiting at a bus stop. One is wearing swim trunks, a backpack and flip-flops. He says, “If they’re going to make me go to school in the summer, I’m going to dress like it’s still summer.”

Once upon a time in Indiana, kids didn’t go back to school until after the Labor Day weekend. But today, as of August 1, 2013, some school systems are already in session.

I don’t know if the “balanced calendar” will help students raise their grades. But I do know for many, it has sure raised their ire!

How to run from your troubles

cartoon of a guy running. The captions says, "i don't run so I can run away from my troubles."

 

Whenever you’re going through some troubling times, and who doesn’t, it helps to get some exercise.

This morning, it was very warm. the humidity made things steamy at six in the morning. But a good run helped me clear my head and feel better than I had in several days.

If you’re physically able to do it, I’d encourage you to take a walk or a run. When you get your body moving, it helps get the brain unstuck as well.

How do you rate Vacation Bible School?

Cartoon of a boy talking to his mom about Vacation Bible school

 

Cartoon of a mother and son. The boy says, “I give this VBS an ‘A’ for snacks and a ‘B’ for decor.”

I drew this for the July, 2013 CHOG E-Newsletter for the Church of God

It’s good to admit when you are wrong

Cartoon of a couple adrift in a lifeboat

Cartoon of a couple on a lifeboat. The husband says, “Okay! So you were right! The discount cruises aren’t as fun as they make them out to be.”