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Gratitude from A to Z: Humour

I am grateful for humour.

There is joy in making others laugh and there is joy in laughing.

In the later grades of elementary school I sat at the back of the class with my buddy Gerald Togtema. Gerry had…

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Back in the Saddle

I've only ridden a horse once in my life so don't really know what getting back in the saddle feels like, but Back on the Blog sounds less dramatic.

I haven't been completely idle. I write and play music almost…

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Time Buffet

I've always enjoyed a good buffet. My ultimate experience was the Carnival Seafood Buffet in Las Vegas. Seeing their massive live tanks on television caused me to venture off the strip in search of the ultimate seafood eating experience. I…

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Finding my Funny

I really don't want to write seriously all the time. There is more joy and happiness in laughter than there is in deep contemplation of the human experience. Not that I shouldn't spend time in contemplation but what value is…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Improv

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I'm grateful for improv. The way it teaches me to cherish failure. The way it exercises my ability to think quickly, listen closely and stay in the moment. Most of all I'm grateful for…

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Improvising for Fun and Profit

I've always had an interest in comedy. My earliest comedic performances took place in elementary school classrooms where I was quick with a zinger in response to what was happening around me. It often got me into trouble with the…

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The Anatomy of Laughter

I read that scientists discovered what they believe is the evolutionary origin of human laughter. While observing primates hanging around in trees, scientists observed individuals that were startled by a sudden movement of wind in the leaves of the tree…

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