Tomorrow, a movie adaptation of The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the spooky 1973 children's novel by John Bellairs ’59, hits theaters. In our latest Magazine Classic, a fellow alumnus reflects on his friendship with the beloved author.
Just as into each life some rain must fall, so into the life of nearly every parent whose child takes piano lessons eventually comes the plea: “I’m tired of piano. I want to quit.”
When as an adjunct professor of English in Texas, I taught (or perhaps more accurately exposed) the skill of essay writing to college freshmen, I customarily would assign as my students’ first research project the Authorship Question: Who wrote Shakespeare?
At the end of this life on Earth, we all face a journey into the mysterious unknown.
One is a priest, a world-class theologian and revered teacher who has influenced generations of Notre Dame students. But to his brother, Patrick, a lawyer, teacher and writer, he is Scribner.