Joy in the Darkness – A Review of Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up”

Cover for "Born Standing Up". Source “If light is thrown on the audience, they don’t laugh…”Steve Martin, "Born Standing Up" Reading a book is a solitary exercise. Sometimes we don’t want others to know what we’re reading or the reasons we’re reading something. Writing is also a solitary exercise for the inverse of those reasons. … Continue reading Joy in the Darkness – A Review of Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up”

C is for Carlin – An ABC’s Essay

George Carlin. Source In my previous essay for this series, I wrote about humor, particularly bad taste. One of the comics that I’ve enjoyed for most of my life is the late George Carlin. A wordsmith of incomparable wit, Carlin holds a place of esteem even among his own profession’s best representatives. Widely considered influential … Continue reading C is for Carlin – An ABC’s Essay