06/30/20 – Not Stepping Up Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 30, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/06/2020-06-30-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Am coloring Willowweep at lightning speed. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/29/20 – Except Ruddock 07/01/20 – Begun Drinking 13 Comments Rikard June 30, 2020 at 1:58 am 2 years ago Tesfay, man? It might be true what you say but the focus of your excuse is YOU not being able to handle screwing it up. Not her, which is what you should focus on. Maybe I’m missinterpreting or reading to much into it but that’s one excuse I’ve heard enough to choke on it – “I can’t deal with this, I can’t handle failing so I won’t even try to do my best, or anything. I’ll just wallow in misery wishing for a better day”. And responding to every offer of aid with: “That’s easy for you to say! You don’t understand what I’m going through!” No, dear, you are wrong. That’s a defense mechanism so as ypou don’t have to face up to you being the greatest obstacle to your own healing and improvement. By not striving and struggling to not fail, you have given up already. Understandable given his mental health issues, but that attitude just aggravates them – to combat PTSD and related depression doing things, even difficult things [emotionally so as well as physically challenging] is key. One has to learn to fail/succeed again. Well, mister cartoonist, no one can claim that you’re not an accomplished master in credibly mixing down to earth real life phenomena with fantastic settings, characters and storys. If my psych-rambling above is out of line just scratch it out – it’s my work-history colouring my reaction I think. jediadept June 30, 2020 at 4:00 am 2 years ago Tesfay may be afraid of screwing Her up more “By” doing his best. It’s a fine line. I’m not a fan of the character, but I am familiar with some of the nuances of his point. Methinks that your judge-mentality is too narrow and a bit flippant. Coyoty June 30, 2020 at 2:32 am 2 years ago She’s the reason they’ve lived that long. Keith June 30, 2020 at 8:00 am 2 years ago You know people have some growing to do when the Coyote is the responsible one…or any other canid for that matter come to think of it. Sorry, less coherent than usual. Pollen, weather, bones of a once advetursome fool. But yeah…Coyotes are pretty dependable if they take on a responsibility, poor decision making skills about going after dinner yes. irisclara June 30, 2020 at 10:06 am 2 years ago Chiphu is a selfish little bastard. He’s just been given a huge gift and all he can think of is how he’s gonna play with it. No gratitude! If Itana hadn’t lost her parents he’d still be miserable, huddled in an alley, in Spain! And as for Tesfay, he still is miserable, huddled in an alley, in Spain, in his mind. How many more lifelines is he going to ignore before people quit throwing them? Pete Rogan June 30, 2020 at 10:28 am 2 years ago Oho! Ruddock speaks the truth that none but he can see! And he’s right; Aitana would be the hub for whatever wheel Tesfay and Chiphu manage to throw together. You can get so fixated on your own problems you forget others have them, too. Or that helping them helps you, too. A good point to ponder today. DSL June 30, 2020 at 10:50 am 2 years ago I’m interested in the symbiont’s silence. The Saprophyte June 30, 2020 at 12:36 pm 2 years ago I hear there’s a coyote pack that’s down a member. FlySwatter June 30, 2020 at 1:52 pm 2 years ago Oh snap. Patrick June 30, 2020 at 3:37 pm 2 years ago I LOVE Ruddock! Hawkeye June 30, 2020 at 10:12 pm 2 years ago Me too. Out of the group, I think he’s the most down to earth. M.A. July 1, 2020 at 4:50 pm 2 years ago Maybe comes of being the shortest… Gregg Eshelman July 2, 2020 at 3:02 am 2 years ago and walking on four legs Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.