Archive for the 'For Better Or For Worse' Category

GIVE THANKS…

November 27th, 2014

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 […]

WHAT PRECISELY IS ALMOST…?

September 24th, 2014

I THINK I FEEL A THRUMING COMING ON…

June 22nd, 2014

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 […]

WHY WRITERS ALWAYS CARRY NOTEBOOKS…

October 13th, 2013

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 […]

MORE REASONS FOR MORE WOMEN IN POLITICS…

December 9th, 2012

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 […]

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE MR. STIBBS’…

December 10th, 2010

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 […]

BUT PAYING ATTENTION COSTS YOU…!

February 25th, 2010

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 HE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE, OF COURSE…

February 24th, 2010

That is if the educational system doesn’t panic, drop the ball and turn the poor kid into a loss.

I’VE SO BEEN HERE…

December 12th, 2009

CLASSIC LYNN JOHNSTON…

November 15th, 2008

THE WHEEL OF KA TURNS…

September 1st, 2008

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 […]

BUT ALL THE GUILT…

July 15th, 2006

…really does help. From Lynn Johnston.