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Hockey Players, Cowboys and Comics
August 30, 2020
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Stuck at home are you?  Tired of surfing the net, streaming reruns, or playing Sudoku? Maybe a good book will help cure your COVID blues.  Books are those paper things you hold up to your eyes where you actually turn pages. I plug three page turners that have helped me through this COVID fiasco, great […]
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North State Writers and Blue Room Theatre Combine for LiveWord II
January 22, 2020
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“The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.”  Steve Martin I write when pen hits the pad.  Sometimes that pad and my imaginary friends are hard […]
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It’s Summer. Time to Pitch.
June 27, 2019
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“So God has a lava lamp.   I’m cool with that.” Tom Bodett, pitchman for Motel 6   He made a career pitching hotel rooms. In the mid 1980’s Tom Bodett lived in Homer, Alaska, the southernmost town in the state’s highway system.  An outpost 200 miles south of Anchorage at the end of the road, […]
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Leigh Anne Jasheway Accidently Keeps Them Laughing
March 10, 2019
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“We either laugh or we lie face down in the carpet weeping.”  Leigh Anne Jasheway I first reached out to her after Labor Day.  My in-box chimed when I received her message, Leigh Anne Jasheway was game to be interviewed as part of my Humor Project.    “It’s almost Thanksgiving,” she wrote, “You’re already behind…. in something.” […]
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Etc. Guy Hockey Story to be Performed Live
February 3, 2019
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No costume.  No props.  No excuses. When I re-booted my writing career six years ago my goal was to get regular gigs and earn a passive self-sustaining income from writing.  My writing income isn’t even passive-aggressive. 
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Words of Wisdom – Will Rogers
October 30, 2018
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“A remark generally hurts in proportion to the truth.” “Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.”  Will Rogers Will Rogers was an icon.  Born in 1879, Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. Born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Rogers […]
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Paying Homage to a Great One: Humor Writer Patrick McManus
July 22, 2018
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“You’ll never meet him,” a know-it-all consultant told me.  “Patrick McManus is big time.  He’s hard to reach.  He won’t have time for you.” It pays to ignore naysayers especially when one is young, dumb, ambitious, and on a mission.  In this case I was on a mission to interview Patrick McManus, a New York […]
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No Tax Advice from this Guy
April 14, 2018
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My wife’s instructions were to review in-boxes, files and folders.  Every year I pledge to do a better job sorting paper receipts, e-receipts, updating the check book register and learning Quicken.  Still, I’m smothered by bits and bytes and multi-dimensional layers of information.  In hoping to save time and a few bucks, I’m twice as […]
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Book Review: Dave Barry in Cyberspace
March 21, 2018
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“With word processing, there is no end to the amount of words you can crank out without having to become personally involved with what they say.”  Dave Barry in Cyberspace Like everyone else on the planet I’ve been busy, but I make time to pitch another Dave Barry classic.  Barry’s humor fits like a well-worn […]
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Kicking Off 2018 With a Few Quotes
January 23, 2018
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Writer’s block sucks.  I hopped on a government web-site to research a project and stimulate my brain… only to discover that the government is closed.  The web-site is kaput.  Glad it’s not April 14th. So instead I’ll welcome you to 2018 with a few quotes from two insightful humor writers, guys I’d really like to […]