An Old Friend

August 17, 2016By cannonesqueAutobiography, Observations 3 Comments

You never know the impact you have on someone’s life.When I was in high school, I was very interested in genealogy. This was partly for religious reasons (I was Mormon), and partly due to my fascination with history, geography, and organizing data. My church building had one of the few genealogical research centers in that … Read More

Why We Pun — or, Why Not To Groan

August 8, 2016By cannonesqueObservations 5 Comments

“There are two kinds of jokes: those that make you laugh, and those that make you say ‘That’s funny’.” It’s an old truism, and only mildly accurate. I intend to argue here that there are many joke-related utterances which are exceptions, particularly my dear friends: puns. There is a pervasive misconception that the sole purpose of … Read More