The art world fears that the mother of a man suspected in the theft of seven masterpieces from a Dutch art museum burned the priceless evidence.
My fascination with religious observances is ecumenical. I have recited my 'Allahu Akbars,' been blessed at Easter by the pope in St. Peter's Square, and recently attended a service in the South Pacific. Everywhere, I find a universal need for contemplation and self-surrender.
It's cherry blossom season in Washington and tourists are pouring into the city, including a relative visiting this weekend. But if the government shuts down, so will the cherry blossom parade, the museums, the zoo. Not just tourists, but people all over the country will be affected.
Soccer games may supplant Sunday school, but parents keep the faith by making home the rock of belief more than church-going.