And, really, maybe we should not assume the election will be fraught with problems, but if you do, here’s a bit of cheer:
1. “Philosophy with fur” is the greatest subject line I have ever had in my in-box. It was an ad for this: Just Click Here and get it preview 13 pages of Dharma’s Cartoon e-Book!
The subject line is better than the book, or so I think but you might disagree.
2. The NY Times obituary for the professor, musician and rabbi, Rabbi Moshe Cotel, has this feline tale:
Professor/Rabbi Cotel is said to have inspired hundreds of aspiring composers — and one cat.
In 1996, while he was at his piano playing Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier,” his 3-year-old cat, Ketzel, pounced on the keyboard. The professor grabbed a pencil and inscribed a descending paw pattern from treble to bass. A year later, he entered the score — if one can call it that — in the Paris New Music Review’s One-Minute Competition, open to pieces of no more than 60 seconds.
The judges gave Ketzel an honorable mention.