Category Archives: The Humor Project

Political Comic, Will Durst, Returns to Chico

We stay in touch because we want to. A few years ago I interviewed Will Durst, an award winning funny guy, as part of my Humor Project (see “Baby Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator“).  The dude cracked me … Continue reading

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Andy Rooney (and fine print)

“The one thing you can be certain of: Nothing in fine print is good news.” Andy Rooney, American writer and  humorist, 1919-2011 Andy Rooney was a real smart guy, but his cranky observations made him a funny guy too. Among … Continue reading

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Erma Bombeck-Never Serious

“Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously.  It’s literary suicide.” Erma Bomeck, American humorist, writer and columnist (1927-1996)

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‘Tis Always the Season to Read…and Laugh

A lousy marketer I am.  If I was smarter, and I wish I was, I’d have written this post last month as a shameless ploy to sell my book Let Me Tell You a Story.  Oh, I’ll still plug the … Continue reading

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Why Dave Barry Doesn’t Write About Religion

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.  Dave Barry Just experimenting here with this post but as you can tell I’m a … Continue reading

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Everybody Has Their Guy (or Man)

In the dictionary there are words for everything.  Dave Barry Every person has their guy. The three of us loitered outside the concert hall killing time.  Jane and Peg, music moms, stood with arms crossed and discussed car problems.  Jane … Continue reading

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Too Bad Will Rogers Isn’t Around for the 2016 Election

“Politics is applesauce.” Will Rogers William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (1879 -1935) was a Cherokee cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and stage and motion picture actor. He earned fame as an American media star during the 1920s and 1930s.  Will Rogers tragically died … Continue reading

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Humor Writers Gift Christmas Smiles

Christmas is a week out and I’m in the same state of mind as I was 365 days ago. Hurried, disheveled and trying to jam fifteen minute errands into eight. We need a mega-blizzard in my fair town to slow … Continue reading

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Shameless Marketer Searches for Readers

“Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” Michael Hyatt, author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Hey folks, if you’re facing a slow TV night, want to dodge yard work, or if you lose a bet, come … Continue reading

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Baby-Boomer Will Durst is a Comedy Innovator

“My wife and I are trying to live within our means.  We went from a $750,000 house to a $350,000 house and didn’t even have to move.” Will Durst, American political satirist He’s a superstar comic and satirist with a … Continue reading

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