My Connection with John Cohen

John Cohen was always looking to connect. He was a person in search of something, always. And he managed to find it even if he didn’t know what he was searching for. I’m the same way. That’s how we found each other. He died yesterday at 87, but he already seemed old when we met. Maybe because I was so young.

I was a beat reporter at the time. I met him at a town board meeting. I had no idea who this white-haired, bearded man with…