This one doesn't strike as close to home, but it's still awful news: author Madeleine L'Engle has died at the age of 88.
Her books (although not A Wrinkle in Time, the one she is best known for) defined my childhood. I wanted to be just like her heroines: multilingual, musical, intellectual, independent, a lover of travel. I read her books over and over, something I almost never do.
How many times do I have to say it: ENOUGH ALREADY 2007!