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Smiles To Go! The World Needs A Smile

9 Jan

 

The world needs a smile… or 2 or 3 or 7!

99 cents. A short and sweet picture book of smiles from around the world.

ALL proceeds go to health & humor nonprofits including Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor and RxLaughter.

Let’s support the healing power of comedy and laughter.

Smiles To Go: Take-Out for the SMILE Hungry  amazon

 

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Thank you. Smile On.

Thanks to all those who support free speech and humor… National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the Harvard Lampoon, Jon Stewart, Conan O’Brien

Do You Have OGD? Obsessive Google Disorder?

1 Dec

 

To Google or not to Google.

 

That is the question… must we Google?

 

English: Google logo from 1997

English: Google logo from 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

You may not have OCD … Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,

 

but you may have OGD… Obsessive Google Disorder.

 

What is OGD anyway? […]

Smiles To Go!

18 Nov

 

Coming soon! A picture book for all ages…

 

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Send in the Clowns!

Lighten Up, Japan!

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Greeting Cards for People Who Adore the “F” Word

13 Nov

 

The “F” word.

It’s everywhere you looks!

In the culture, in the books.

As Stephen Sondheim might say,

“In the parlor, in the bed
In the curtains, in the silver
In the buttons, in the bread”

Everyday a little “F.”

Profanity is ubiquitous (don’t you love that word?)

Interview on Fast Company: The popular and successful children’s book parodies by Adam Mansbach […]

How To Skunk Writer’s Block

14 Oct

 

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Are you having trouble writing?

You are not alone.

Whether it’s a thousand page trilogy or merely a text to your cousin you can’t finish, you need support.

I suggest you join Writers’ AnonymousWA.

For full-time professionals, it’s WA WA.

You will learn the necessary tools and steps to lick writer’s block in the bud. […]

Pet Peeves and the Curmudgeonly Spirit

10 Sep

Curmudgeons are in a perpetual state of annoyance.

They cultivate their pet peeves wholeheartedly.

With art and age comes a greater license to voice such pained sentiments.

If you can kvetch in a funny way – it is a blessing to all.

In the spirit of the book by Joan Rivers I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me

And with tongue in cheek

My PET PEEVES… Stuff I Hate!

Stemless wine glasses   (They look like cheap jelly jars for preschoolers)

Lengthy Minimalist newsletters   (Duh) […]

Cry Me a Joan River

4 Sep

 

 JOAN RIVERS was a force of nature. Early on especially, Joan bubbled over with playful, hyperbolic, self-deprecating humor. Fresh and feminine. Clever. Smart. I was thrilled to have written, sold one-liners to her for over 5 years. She was an amazing performer, writer, editor, author of 12 books. She’ll be funny always. Like Robin Williams, she is also being remembered for her kindness and generosity.

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Joan Rivers

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. 

Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

“Smiles To Go” Photo Collection

19 Aug

Ball posing with a selection of Smiley merchan...

Ball posing with a selection of Smiley merchandising (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Smiles to Go

In honor of World Smile Day coming up on October 3rd,

we celebrate Harvey Ball, the graphic artist and creator of (ta-da)

THE smiley face.

Harvey drew the original smiley face 50 years ago.

Pain and misery are out there… but, guess what? […]

2 Cartoonists You Will Love

19 Jul

 

The New Yorker

The New Yorker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I was weaned on The New Yorker Magazine cartoons.

 

Who doesn’t have a special place in their heart for Charles Schultz and Peanuts?

 

Do you love cartoons?

 

Do you miss the Sunday “funnies” you read as a child? […]

Are You Kidding Me? Author Stacey Gustafson

16 Jul

 

Writer Stacey Gustafson has a funny blog.

This fall, she will have a funny book out…

 

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Hop into your minivan and get ready to cruise through the crazies of Suburbia! […]