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Thanks for today's "guided cockroach" video. In university in the 1960s, I was a technician in a research lab that used cockroaches to investigate how information is encoded in nerve impulses. One of my less-technical tasks: cleaning the cockroach cage!
Both B.D. and Jeff finally starting to grow up? Wow...
Things have come to a pretty pass. Until today's strip, who knew I would ever be rooting for Zipper? Jeff's descent continues.
In the current Straw Poll I could not resist voting to put Rove into Hercules' and Prometheus' sandals on their worst days. Mythic gratification. Rove, however, laughs all the way to the bank.
Disentitled! Brilliant! Who knew that Jeff had that much insight?
After following the characters for many years they have become as real as my human friends, and your dealing with the many issues that confront us makes me smile and often weep. Today's strip is one of those that is so subtle and yet poignant. Thank you.
There are days I pretty feel good, even strong, but I always know my wife is my strength. I adore my children, but my wife is the rock. Not only for the good days but of course for the bad days. For a Viet Nam vet the message never gets old. But it is a pity that the anguish hasn't stopped. But thanks. I know I can always count on you. Live long and prosper.
I have always been amazed by your ability to create true emotional weight in a comic strip. But I think today (Worthiness) was the first time I actually wept. You suggest that to live in peace and to be worthy of the ones who love us is as great a challenge as to survive in war. I hope that nobody was offended. Far from devaluing the sacrifice of soldiers, you identify the only thing that is actually worth fighting for. Thank you.
Every once in a while you really do hit one out of the park.
Thank you for recognizing the ones that care on Veterans Day. I appreciate it. We do not speak out. We love and care for the ones that came home or that we remember. I have mine and am always grateful.
In his post "Trepidation" Dave got it right, and so did GBT in the strip. Sixty-one years ago I did fearful things in the combat reality of the Korean Conflict. Sometimes I still need to remind myself I am worthy in this reality. Thanks, GBT. Thanks, Dave.
B.D. and Toggle in real life. The American Legion Post 33 of the Lummi Indian Reservation and Lummi Nation's Tribal government held a Veterans Breakfast today. The last toast was: "Only veterans can take part. For our families who supported and support us, and keep us straight." We all applauded, and most of us stood up.
Made me cry. Thanks.
"You worthy, Lieutenant." Wow! At first I took it as a question -- one that makes me aware that I have been asking myself this for a long time without knowing it. Now I see that it is a statement. An affirmation from Toggle to his mentor and friend. Either way, it brings tears to my eyes and recognition of the most important impact of the decisions we are forced to make during war (and often in life). Perhaps self-forgiveness is the most profound lesson we can learn on Veterans Day.
Doonesbury is always good. Today was a little masterpiece. Many thanks.
Your Veterans Day strip honoring the wives of veterans moved me to tears. We also serve and receive so little acknowledgement. Thank you.
Today's strip was wonderful. Thank you.
The closest I came to serving was marching against the war in Vietnam and watching my friends come home in bags, or with their heads totally screwed on wrong. I was brought to tears wondering how many of our children, and grandchildren, are in Toggle's situation. I just hope they have the inner resources and outside help they need to make what they have been through into a positive. So many of my generation are still contending with demons the rest of us have trouble understanding.
I always approach Veteran's Day with trepidation as I know that virtually everything will will read, see, and hear pertaining to that day will be inappropriate and, far too often, offensive. Your offering stands in stark contrast to that norm. Semper fi.