October 13 and 14 are dates we associate with death. A kitten we had died on October 13 six years ago. She was born sick and never had a chance despite the best efforts of me and my wife. We made her glop for strength and gave her enemas but she died anyway and I still remember holding her and weeping while my wife dug her grave in the yard.
My late brother was born on October 14. He died in 2007, though we don’t remember the exact date.
None of this has anything whatsoever to do with today’s columns. We were merely thinking of these two dates when we wrote them. It does, though, illustrate that tomorrow will not come for some. So I wrote today’s columns because it was better than not writing them.
Today’s Daily Dose – and this will surprise you – is about President Trump! Arthur Schopenhauer has The Thought for the Day.