Edward Gorey is celebrated on Google's homepage with a playful doodle for what would have been his 88th birthday today.
After news spread about a nanny caught on camera striking a child and North Carolina schools just now considering a stand against paddling in the classroom, a question needs to be asked: Who has the right to hit our children? No one. Not the nanny caught on camera, not N.C. teachers.
A US intelligence report to the president on global trends to the year 2030 is generally upbeat. But like any futuristic study, its foresight needs hindsight in the reading.
Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho says of Joyce's book 'Ulysses,' 'There is nothing there.'