Jos in papa-bear toessel
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Jos wearing a "Papa-bear toessel", a hat he knit. Here is a side view too. Here he is as a model on his toessel web site.

Professor David Menefee-Libey writes, "I was thinking about the way Jos had of humanizing really huge and overwhelming issues like the religious/political issues we talked about in the portion he taught of my US Congress class: abortion, euthanasia, freedom of worship, etc. Without diminishing the gravity of the issues at hand, he often found aspects of them which were absurd to the point of silliness. A good joke would often diffuse tension, and we could go on with our often very serious discussion. His seriousness and goofiness were woven together." [ example]

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