People sometimes tell me that they think their workplace is too serious for humor. I ask them if it’s more serious than the Civil War. This story about Abraham Lincoln shows how humor is vital even in the most serious of times. Why Don’t You Laugh? I work with a lot of engineers, project managers… Read more


What Will Be Your Story?

Sometimes, when we’re first introducing ourselves to someone, they ask “what’s your story?” And then we proceed to tell them a little bit about our background, or why we’re at the current event, or perhaps we’ll sidestep the question with a joke response like “Part Tale of Two Cities, part Charlotte’s Web.” But say you’re… Read more


The Sentence that Changed Everything

The following story is a break from the normal posts on the site, but one I thought I’d share.  I wrote it to be included with HR Ringleader’s Game Changing Moments and thought it might be of interest to some people who are curious about how a computer engineer found and started using humor. ———————————————————–… Read more