I am 42 years old. Which, as all 1980s science fiction geeks know, means I am the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. It also means that I am ripe for a mid-life crisis. I have too much self-discipline for a real one, so I have been giving Great Thought and Planning as to how I might satisfy the urge without creating a scandal. I’ve got a lot of rants built up. I am hoping this Blog satisfies the urge to spew in a semi-productive, socially acceptable way.
I am a lawyer by trade, and have been for 18 years. Therefore, I feel obligated to begin my blogging adventure with a disclaimer:
No one knows more than I do what Tragedy and Serious Stuff is going on in the world around me. For a living, I hold people’s hands through divorces, deaths, the loss of children (both through death and Court action), scandal, prison, and all manner of true victimhood. 18 years of witnessing on a daily basis the worst humanity has to offer has taught me one important lesson: life is waaaaaaaaay too short not to laugh at every available opportunity. The greatest gift you can give a person is a good belly laugh. In high school I had a friend that was physically abused by his father. And yet, he was one of the funniest people I ever met. (For all I know, he still is. I haven’t laid eyes on him in 25 years or so.) I once asked him about that, and he said that when you are laughing you can’t think about anything except what you are laughing about, and so it was his goal to laugh all the time.
My goal is to make you (and me in the process) laugh. Having recently run for political office, I know first hand how anything you say in public is subject to criticism. I fully expect to be criticized for raging about misplaced apostrophes and those people who are turning left on to a busy road but insist on parking their shiny trucks that have never hauled anything heavier than a 40 pound bag of cat food smack in the middle of the road so you can’t sneak by and make a right turn when there are wars and famine and real tragedy going on. To this I say, you have two choices in this world. You can laugh or you can cry. I’m choosing to laugh. I hope you will laugh with me.