Category Archives: The Humor Project

It’s Summer. Time to Pitch.

“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 … Continue reading

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Leigh Anne Jasheway Accidently Keeps Them Laughing

“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 … Continue reading

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Etc. Guy Hockey Story to be Performed Live

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

“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, … Continue reading

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Paying Homage to a Great One: Humor Writer Patrick McManus

“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.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dave Barry in Cyberspace

“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 … Continue reading

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Kicking Off 2018 With a Few Quotes

Writer’s block sucks.  I hopped on a government web-site to research a project and stimulate my brain… only to discover that our government is closed.  The web-site is kaput.  Glad it’s not April 14th. So instead I’ll welcome you to 2018 … Continue reading

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My Top Three Reads for 2017

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” Mark Twain A good read before bed time is my normal routine.  Here are my three favorite books from 2017.  If you … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Nut Cracking

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”  Erma Bombeck A short break from togetherness may be a good thing.  My wife assigned me a Thanksgiving Day project. “I need a cup of walnuts.” “Where’s the nut cracker?” … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom – Mark Twain

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” –Mark Twain Readers, given the shenanigans in Washington these days I don’t know what to say…. … Continue reading

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