Who Will Bell the Cat?

Chirps. Photo by Ed Newman in his studio.

People who know me well have often heard me say, “Everything is easy to the one who doesn’t have to do it.” More than once during my career I’ve been reminded of the Aesop Fable that parallels this maxim: the belling of the cat.

Belling the Cat
Long ago, the mice had a general council to consider what measures they could take to outwit their common enemy, the Cat. Some said this, and some said that; but at last a young…