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Erma Bombeck Workshop Starts Today

It’s not too late to register for the bi-annual event. This year there are more than 30 workshops over the three days, Thursday through Saturday. The event is virtual this year, on CrowdCast, and that means you can go back and watch […]

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Update on THCHCW

No, Mark Twain won’t be attending the Comedy-Humor Conference & Workshop – Socially Conscious Comedy. That would be pretty amazing if he could though. And I think he’d be with us on how comedy can open a person, or a nation’s, […]

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April 3, 2021 – Save the Date!

The first weekend in April. Not quite on April Fool’s day, but then we’re not quite fools ourselves. You can see the event lineup by clicking here, and you can register by clicking here. Questions? Contact us at: info @

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My Little Sister’s Roller Skates

This piece was awarded the Nickie’s Prize for humor in September 2020, this is it’s first place to appear. It’s offered to newsletter subscribers. Sign up for the free, no-spam newsletter.

Tagged little sister, nickies prize, oildale, roller skates, sisters
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The Origin of Or So It Seems stories

This was the debut column “back in the day.” The series has spun off several variations, including “,” and “” Now, is the home of long-form humor/mysteries.

Tagged humor, mystery, road trips, tall tales
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