A student told me a joke a grandfather once told over dinner, which I now tell you:
A man was running from a grizzly bear, and the bear was gaining on him, so he dropped to his knees and prayed, “Dear Lord, save me from this vicious beast!” The man looked up, and was shocked to see the bear was also kneeling, and praying, “Dear Lord, thank you for this delicious feast!”
Thanks for the joke, to grandfather, and grand student!
Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.
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