Many years ago a student told me a story about her childhood dreams that still haunts me. It's not a happy story -- in fact, I find it incredibly sad -- but it's kept me thinking about what we know, and don't know, about the potentials of dreaming.
At least books and films such as "Harry Potter" and "Beautiful Creatures" have started to bring the popular image of the witch beyond the realm of the 16th-century pointed hat. But now it's time to move forward still further into the 21st century.
British headlines buzzed last week with the conviction of a London couple for the death of a 15-year-old boy whom they violently abused because they believed him to be a witch. However, as shocking as it may sound, this is not a secluded incident.
I trust that people all over the world use their position of privilege in our society and compassion for their fellow human beings to bring about positive change particularly for those afflicted by AIDS.
Christine O'Donnell's "I am not a witch" ad inspired me to buy the witch wig that I ended up returning, unopened, the day before Halloween. After the Gawker story, I just wasn't in the mood to make fun of her anymore.