Sunday, September 06, 2009


One more moment of silence

Since I am a very bad boy, I didn't look at all at the website between Thursady and today, which would have meant this news wouldn't have surprised me this morning. Abigail Radoszkowicz, op-ed editor of The Jerusalem Post, died of cancer. She was 53.
When I opened up the paper and saw the article on the front page, I had an Heroic BSOD. This was compounded by the fact that last night, I'd watched Shrek (actually, I was just in the same room. Long story), so the songs from the movie were still reverberating around the empty space between my ears. What was playing in my head when I saw the headline? Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".
So yeah, it was basically like this scene from The West Wing.

(Songs kicks in at 2:14.)

I'm one sad bunny now. Abigail was the one who hired me as a Post cartoonist, and regularly wrote back to me about submissions she found nice or funny. I whipped up a memorial cartoon that got into the online edition, and wrote a sorrowful letter to the editor (Edit: that got printed tomorrow). I never got to meet her face-to-face--and now, sadly, I never will.
And even though/It all went wrong/I'll stand before the Lord of Song/With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah... Hallelujah, Hallelujah...


It's always hard to lose a colleague -- even harder when that colleague is one you've never met face-to-face. Such is the lot for those of us who work remotely. :-(

So sorry for your loss!
Thanks. I appreciate th' sentiment.
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