Lynn Johnston writes: I had such an island. I don’t know if it was the story of Peter Pan or a project my mom gave us to do, but I had an imaginary island, and it was real. One rainy North Vancouver day, my mom mixed up a paste using flour and water (and some […]
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Lynn Johnston writes: Writing about the trials and tribulations of being a student brought memories flooding back. Here, I relived the anxiety of writing exams. Like everyone else, I hated them. There is an art to studying, which I didn’t learn until high school, and that is: there will always be questions asked about things […]
Lynn Johnston wrote: Having gone on several Medical Missions to Honduras and Peru, I am well aware of how little some people have and how much we in North America take for granted. When my kids said they were “starving,” I was grateful that they had no idea what “starving” meant. How can I obsess […]
I think I’ve told you that Ruth, my mother-in-law, was a weaver. She must have had three looms going at once and extras for friends who wanted to learn. Thrifty and thoughtful, she kept every scrap of fabric and every piece of yarn. The cut ends from her warps and weavings, called thrums (there’s a […]
Lynn Johnston writes: Again, a Sunday strip that didn’t have to be invented. Word for word, this was real dialogue, and I wrote it down on a paper towel in the kitchen. I never seemed to have a notebook available. There was one in my bedside table for ideas that came in the night, but […]
Lynn Johnston writes: I have always wondered what it is that makes boys and men want to run around shooting each other, when a really good, moderated argument would resolve almost anything. My thinking is: If women ruled the world, we’d get the politics over with expediently, thereby saving the civilian population, then do our […]
From Lynn Johnston: I had some wonderful, insightful and compassionate teachers. The dialogue you see here is almost word for word from a conversation I had with Mr. Stibbs in grade four. He told me that yes, he did pick on me and yes, he did single me out in the class – and that […]
I know that this is just a cartoon, but Lynn Johnston was real long before reality TV. I have students like Michael and sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference between non-linear thinkers and obnoxious brats. I wish there were a magic good-kid detector, but there isn’t. I assume, until brutally proven otherwise, that […]
That is if the educational system doesn’t panic, drop the ball and turn the poor kid into a loss.
From yesterday… To today… And tomorrow? To all my wonderful readers, A couple of weeks ago I drew and sent the last two weeks of dailies, bringing to a close the main storyline of FBorFW. It sure wasn”t easy! I think the drawings were harder to do than the writing, because I”d been thinking about […]
…really does help. From Lynn Johnston.