EppsNet Archive: Laughter

More People I’m Sick Unto Death Of

12 Jan 2018 /

Colleagues whose most conspicuous contribution to the workplace is to laugh irrepressibly at the boss’s jokes . . .


Thoroughly Smug and Thoroughly Uncomfortable

3 Jul 2012 /

O generation of the thoroughly smug
   and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
   and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
   and do not even own clothing.

— Ezra Pound, “Salutation”

Laughter is the Medicine of Life

12 Apr 2011 /

Laughter is the medicine of life

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Hearty and Fleeting

31 May 2010 /
Cape Neddick Lighthouse, Nubble Light

Photo by melliemels

Then, before the rain began, the old place appeared to be, not a lost way of life or one to be imitated, but a vision of life as hearty and fleeting as laughter . . .

— John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle