The Cat with the Bat
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
“Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
“But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
“Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
—Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991), children’s author and cartoonist, who would have been one-hundred-eleventy years old yesterday
• Editorial Comment: This really has nothing to do with journalism, unless it makes you think of Bill O’Reilly. Or Bibi Netanyahu. I know. It’s a stretch.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
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