Author: Pat Moriarty

How I Found My Humor

“What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumpled swiftly into the dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh” ~ Agnes Replier How my life has been shaped by humor. And to think how close I came to losing laughter forever. As a kid our home was filled with laughter. My dad was a laugh factory and his … Continue reading How I Found My Humor »

What Friends Can Do

(First published March 5, 2016) “The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”  – Alfred Adler When I think back on the friends from my life they look a lot like the characters from Peanuts. I often identify with Charlie Brown I’ve had best friends like Linus I had plenty of bossy Lucy’s along the way There have been wonderful philosophers like Snoopy and Woodstock … Continue reading What Friends Can Do »

Coming of Age

(Originally published January 19, 2016.) I recently read in an educational journal that 60% of today’s school age children see themselves as “exceptional.”  In 1964, only eight percent of children would have so described themselves.  When I think back to 1964, when I was 16, did I see myself as exceptional?  Not so much. In those days Teachers were always right Coaches were never to be questioned … Continue reading Coming of Age »