October 10, 2007

Prayers For Chris And Shaun

I woke up this morning a little late and read through the comments -- and didn't realize that Chris Muir had put up an announcement of a family crisis until I read Rose's comment on another thread. I don't have any news from Chris, and I don't want to bother him while he focuses on his family. I'd just ask you to keep Chris in your prayers, and to leave positive messages in the comments section for support. Chris reads the blog and the threads when he has time, and I know he'll appreciate it to see all of his friends lining up behind him.

Also, please pray for Shaun Daily at BlogTalkRadio, one of my colleagues at the network. He took ill this week and had to be hospitalized. He needs to get some rest and heal up, and he could also use your prayers.


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Comments (24)

Posted by notalawyer | October 10, 2007 7:03 AM

Praying . . . .

Posted by Bonnie_ | October 10, 2007 7:08 AM

Many many prayers for you, Chris. My Dad and I talk about your strips every day and we'll pray together for your family.

Posted by Rose | October 10, 2007 7:24 AM

Thanks, Captain Ed, I'll keep all of them and yours also in prayer, today.

You are good people. I'm glad to have you guys around. "Shalom" - nothing missing, nothing broken, abundant provision, wholeness, restoration

Posted by chsw | October 10, 2007 7:25 AM

Prayers for both Chris and Shaun and their families. May all come through physically and emotionally whole.


Posted by Doug | October 10, 2007 8:19 AM

God speed Chris everyone I know reads your strip and we all can't wait to get online everyday to see what you have for us. I will place you and your family on our prayer list.

Also Shaun we will place you and your family on our prayer list.

God Bless you all that includes you Capt. Ed

Posted by T.G. Scott | October 10, 2007 8:36 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Chris and Shaun. This is one of the best blogs that I log into daily, Captain, and although I enjoy reading your postings, I'm sure lots of others will agree that Chris' 'Day by Day' strip lends that something extra to your site as well. I've really enjoyed seeing that liberal gal get her comeuppance lately.

Posted by sherlock | October 10, 2007 9:24 AM

Not being religious I won't pray but I will fervently hope in my own way for their speedy bounce back from their troubles.

I have asked several times for the local papers to consider including DbD, as they seem to be on an eternal search for some "alternative" comic strips. But they seem stuck on alternative = racial, as we have seen strips about blacks and asians come and go. But when I have sent letters to the publisher about DbD, I get the response that their readership would not like a strip that lampooned liberals. Yeah, so what - I guess they think I have to suck it up and like Doonesbury, while their more sensitive liberal readership reels from the savaging they take from Mallard Fillmore once a week.

It occurs to me that DBD has interracial relationships that seem a natural part of the narrative without being preachy in the overbearing way some recent "alternate" strips in my local paper have been.

I suspect the readership of my paper would not only not like DbD, they wouldn't get it. And isn't there a law that says only rednecks and republicans can be the subject of ridicule? I think it's call the Doonesbury Act.

Get well, guys, and keep poking that finger in the eyes of the smugly comfortable.

Posted by LenS | October 10, 2007 9:24 AM

You're in our prayers. Take care of the important, we will be here when you get back.

God Bless.

Posted by Noocyte | October 10, 2007 10:19 AM

Not so much being the praying kind, myself, I will nonetheless keep a good thought or twenty for Chris. Last month, he earned my great admiration by throwing down on the Swedish (etc, etc!) Mohhamed cartoon matter. I went to the DbD Stuff Cafe Press site and ordered one of the tee shirts. Whatever; weak tea, admiration and solidarity-showing-wise, but there it is. Earnestly hoping that all things turn out well for him and his.

Shaun's work, I'm not so familiar with, but any contributor to this fine community deserves a special place in our thoughts. So he has one in mine.

Posted by Sue | October 10, 2007 11:00 AM

I am an atheist, but I pray constantly, for in the universe or universes, of which one is ours, I do not have sufficient conceit to believe there is "nothing", so I pray every day but never for me. So, I will add the names Chris and Shaun to my special prayer for the 2% of the human race that has evolved just a small step up from the rest. The other 98% I pray for their acquisition of sense!

Posted by AICS | October 10, 2007 11:15 AM

Praying for both Chris and Shaun, though I only know of Chris. Love DBD. It draws me to CQ and then I read the CQ posts since I am already here. Just kidding Capt. Wishing Chris and Shaun well in this new challenge in life. May God help you through it.

Posted by Peyton | October 10, 2007 11:21 AM

Debbie and I have enjoyed Day By Day since it's beginning, and we will add Chris and his family to our prayers, wishing them a rapid recovery. We'll add Shaun in, too. If he's important to the Cap'n, he's important to us.

Posted by sestamibi | October 10, 2007 12:39 PM


I love DbD, even though I find it a little to esoteric and don't get all the references.

What the liberals hate about it is that Damon is not only black and conservative, but always has a quick comeback for his slogan-mouthing colleague Jan. How dare a black man be so clever and on the wrong side!

Posted by Papa Ray | October 10, 2007 1:36 PM

My prayers for both Chris and Shaun. I only pray once a day, but I added an additional two for these guys. Well, that is a little lie, I always pray through out the day for my Sweet Sarah and my Sweet Hannah, as kids need all the help they can get in this rough and tumble and stupid world.

I also have included their families in my prayers and my thoughts. Sometimes, people forget the stress, strain and anguish that families go through in hard times. Especially the children.

DtoD is one (if not the top) strip that I look for and enjoy each day.

I don't think Chris really knows how much we all enjoy and value his efforts.

Maybe someday he will.

Papa Ray
West Texas

Posted by Bookworm | October 10, 2007 4:08 PM

Chris, if you're reading this, know that you're in my thoughts and I'm sending you all my best wishes for a speedy and good conclusion to your family crisis.

Shaun, I haven't had the pleasure of enjoying your work, but the Captain's recommendation is good enough for me: Get well soon!

Posted by leucanthemum b | October 10, 2007 4:14 PM

Do an agnostic's prayers count? I'm sending them, anyway, along with non-verbalized warm fuzzies.

Posted by Hal | October 10, 2007 6:42 PM

I Hope things go well for Chris. I've never spoken up until now regards the fun of the Day by Day strip - but I can only hope that Chris manages to sort things out for his family as well as for himself. While I may be selfish and want him to be able to continue with his strip - I'd rather his family were well even if it costs us all the enjoyment of his work. Again, good luck Chris.

Posted by Just Plain Bill | October 10, 2007 6:53 PM


Thank you for your talent and messages.

Be well and may your family be well also.

Be of good cheer, all things pass in time.


The same for you. My prayer for my son at his birth, was that whatever else happened, that he be healthy and happy. My prayer for you is the same.

Posted by indakota | October 10, 2007 10:00 PM

thanks Chris for the art and the laughs. Prayers for you and your family

Posted by Xango Annie | October 10, 2007 10:31 PM

My prayers for you both and God bless us, everyone.

Posted by Slim | October 10, 2007 10:35 PM

Father God, hear our prayers as we lift up to you our brothers Chris and Shaun. Please Lord, bless them with complete healing and restoration. They are both doing a good work for your people, and we love them.


Posted by Chuck Adkins | October 11, 2007 1:50 AM

Hi'ya Captain and Everyone,

I must confess, I'm a reader of Chris Muir's funny comic as well. Yes, it's on my Blog as well.

I just posting something to the same effect on my blog as well.

The real neat part of Chris's work, it is funny. I'm a Right Leaning Independent. and I think the stuff is down right funny.

Thoughts and Prayers to the Muir Family.

-Chuck Adkins

Posted by Casey Tompkins | October 11, 2007 3:24 AM

I've had the good fortune to correspond with Chris before, but this time I'll take my cue from the Captain, and let the Muirs know they're in my prayers right now.

Let's not worry too much about right vs. left, or "gotcha" scenes right now. After all, Jan's just as human as Damon, and sometimes she's the one with zinger at the end of the day.

Godspeed, Chris; and you take care of you & yours...

Posted by Mark Soper | October 11, 2007 12:25 PM

My prayers (and the prayers of many others) are with both Chris and Shaun and their families. I've enjoyed DbD ever since I discovered it, and wish my local paper would retire Doonesbury and bring DbD in. I also appreciate Shaun's work at BTR.

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