A Cheering Word

Long Lost File Note – Pete Seeger

Author’s note: I have been saving articles, notes, and paper scraps in files marked “Inspiration” and “Humor” for 30+ years. Time now to share what they mean to me. I admired Pete Seeger (1919-2014) […]

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Thought for the Day #1

Author’s note: I have been saving articles, notes, and paper scraps in files marked “Inspiration” and “Humor” for  30+ years. Time now to share what they mean to me. Choose to have fun.  Fun […]

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Today’s Horoscope

As someone who embraces the admonition to always believe that something wonderful is about to happen, I am constantly on the lookout for signs. I am not a serious believer in astrology and I […]

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Get Cosmic

The 1978 book Laugh After Laugh, the Healing Power of Humor by Raymond Moody, Jr., MD, (not to be confused with Allen Klein’s excellent 1989 book The Healing Power of Humor) was published when […]

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Guacamole Creed

Part 1 Todd Hart, my fellow member of AATH (Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor) is living proof that the relaxed mind is a creative mind. While indulging in a sensory deprivation float tank […]

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Things That Make Me Smile – Episode 2

More than smile, actually. My favorite Gloria Vanderbilt quote (Check her out; she is an interesting woman) is this: “That is the best – to laugh with someone because you think the same things […]

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Fascinated by Fall

Albert Camus wrote: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Many writers and poets, past and present, have been fascinated by fall and create wonderful imagery about it. Here’s Eric […]

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Things That Make Me Smile – Episode 1

A scientific study I read about recently concluded that goats prefer humans who smile. That makes me smile. First, goats are rather funny, jumpy creatures that have been getting a lot of Internet attention […]

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Make Your Own Rules

One of my favorite mood-lighteners when I think the universe is out to get me is Paul Dickson’s 20-year old book, The Official Rules and Explanations, which perversely, affirms that premise. We all know […]

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