Category Archives: Humor


The Search Heats Up

Illustration by trungtinart The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack learned his misplaced sister had been spotted in … Continue reading

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50 Signs of Winter

We Northern Hemisphereans are deep in the throes of winter! But thank goodness there are signs to guide us through. Or, in some cases, misguide us. Then again, laughter tends to have a warming effect — so read these and … Continue reading

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I’m Going Live!

As if reading me weren’t enough, you now have the wonderful/dubious (select one) opportunity to see and hear me live! How? Funny you should ask. Now that public events are happening again, I’ve returned to the world of public speaking! … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Originally posted on Ellie Thompson's World:
I’ve been sitting here all day, staring at the clockI’m trying to write a poem, but I’ve got writer’s blockI’ve got several partly written, but none of them seem rightAs I’m looking at…

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What’s Your Happiness Baseline?

Thought for the Week Have you ever noticed how your happiness baseline—that bundle of things you consider essential for satisfaction—is constantly shifting? That’s because it’s based on what you’re currently used to, and what you’re currently used to is, well, just … Continue reading

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It’s Their World, We Just Live In It

It’s been a while since I posted animal pics. So here they are because, well, animals! I do have a theme, though. It’s right there in the title and, our lame humanocity notwithstanding, it’s basically true. And I’m so glad … Continue reading

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Dream Vacation

Dreaming about where you’ll go on vacation this year? Check this out: You can rent this awesome boat out of Singapore! It comes with a full crew, and even a personal chef! Only one problem … (wait for it) … … Continue reading

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Normal Life

Originally posted on Walking the path:
(3-minute read) My brother Steve tells the story of his first visit with a new doctor. He told her, “Doctor, I want to let you know that I smoke too much, drink too much,…

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The Most Memorable Year of My Life

My Real Memoir Not until my wedding, 21 years later, did I have another year that was so packed with personal memories. I’d fallen in love with music just as the Beatles and ensuing British Invasion hit, and started learning … Continue reading

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What About Saturday the 14th?

Saturday the 14th Half-Off Sale – All Evil Must Go! “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” ~Oscar Wilde “Evil is not something superhuman, it’s something less than human.” ~Agatha Christie “We all have … Continue reading

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