Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams

Today we celebrate Towel Day to honor the brilliant Douglas Adams. Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and various other fantastic books, died in 2001. Considering that “The answer is 42″ constitutes half of my Facebook religious views, I’m fairly certain this counts as a quasi-religious holiday.

Even among my readers who are unfamiliar with his work (for shame!), I’m sure many (journalists, students and others) can appreciate this quote of his:

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by." — Douglas Adams

So raise your glass to the great Mr. Adams, take a deep breath and remember: Don’t panic.

(Portrait courtesy of douglasadams.com)