No, the Ides didn’t work out too well for Julius Caesar, though you can’t say he wasn’t forewarned. (Maybe he just didn’t know what “ides” were.) In any event, there are omens, threats, foretellings, alerts, portents, tips of the hand, and signs all around us, if we know where to look—or, in this case, listen. We predict that you’ll like, and maybe even heed, quite a few of these.

George Kalogerakis is a Deputy Editor for AIR MAIL