“What is God?” my daughter asked me a few months ago. Not, “Does God exist?” Not, “Do you believe in God?” More like, “What is this God that people speak of?” Since then, the questions have tumbled in like waves breaking on the shore.
Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year, there are two entire weekends chock full of frightful gatherings and trick-or-treating.
Aubrey Peterson, an East Hampton Middle School eighth grader, was in the room on Monday with such important figures as Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador James Woolsey, both former C.I.A.