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Yes, I Think I’m Funny June 22, 2018

I Think I’m Funny I have this absolutely non-humorous, borderline boring, slightly academic theory on humor, which is that laughter is the pinnacle of mindfulness. That is, when you are laughing, you are entirely in the moment in which you are laughing, and completely unaware of physical and emotional pain or distress, or anything else…

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Book Review — Laugh Out Loud April 20, 2018

Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget Humor is, of course, subjective. What one person thinks is funny, the next person thinks is boring. I have often read books that people tell me are funny, only to leave the without a single chuckle. Conversely, I often find things screamingly hysterical,…

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Book Review — Lullabies and Alibis March 9, 2017

Lullabies & Alibis: a novel Lullabies and Alibis by Stephanie Lewis is a fun read by the author of the hilarious “Once Upon Your Prime” column. Lewis’ columns are generally clever, light hearted, and silly. This book, by contrast, is full of death and delusion, insecurity and heartbreak. But it is a fun read –…

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BOOK REVIEW: Midlife Happy Hour December 23, 2016

  Midlife Happy Hour: Our Reward for Surviving Careers, Kids, and Chaos (Midlife Cabernet Book 2) Midlife Cabernet, by Elaine Ambrose, raises a glass to the advantages of late middle age. Young enough to still have fun, but old enough not to have too many responsibilities left, Elaine makes you wish you could move to…

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Erma Induced Social Anxiety March 20, 2016

I am stupidly excited about going to Dayton, Ohio at the end of this month, even if it has triggered the worst of my social anxiety. I am attending the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop.  This is the kind of workshop that sells out in a few hours.  I feel fortunate to be attending, though luck…

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