There’s a lot of unintentionally funny stuff out there. Absurdities. And looney people you need to keep an eye on.
But enough about me.
Well, o.k. Here’s a little more:
My humor articles have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, The Sacramento Bee, The Oregonian, literary magazines, parenting presses, and other newspapers and magazines. I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, the “Oscar” of literary magazines, for a humorous short story.
My resume says I’ve been an attorney, a national insurance company executive, a high school social studies teacher, and a speechwriter. My occupational preference would be—- humorist.
Unlike most humor blogs, this is not a daily stream-of conscious patter about my ups and down. I enjoy writing about the unusual, the quirky, and taking a friendly poke at politicians and politics from both sides of the aisle. Judging from comments I receive, my readers include conservatives, liberals/progressives, centrists, independents, and “I don’t have time to keep up on stuff” people.
I’m thrilled that the folks at the New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs department (their humor section) are fans of my humor writing. (See their letter on the Home Page, right column.)
One description of my blog from another website: ” …Gardner writes about family, politics, religion, and yes, no doubt she’ll finally get to the weather. All the topics one is supposed to avoid in polite company. You don’t have to invite her to a party, just read her blog.”
I hope you will and often. If you enjoy it, please share the blog and its posts with those you care about. (Or, depending on the topic, send it those who need a good poke!)
My best to you,
(A/K/A Trudi York Gardner)
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