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.”
John Bellairs ’59, the celebrated creator of spooky and suspenseful children’s literature, was once my witty and fun-loving guide through the magical vacationland that was Notre Dame.
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.