Photo of Jester at Sherwood Forest Faire
It’s been a rough week, so thought we could all use a smile. Even if it is just a small one.
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It’s been a tough week. I found myself thinking back, to the tough times faced by my family during hard times. In the Depression Era, the harder it got, the more people turned to humor, to moments of relief in a laugh, to get through. So many classic comedians got their start in the hardest times.

So today, in the midst of prayers for those who are suffering, I’d like to also thank all the people who try to cheer us up when the only option is to go through the hard times. My dad is really good at that. I probably get my dark sense of humor from him (he grew up in the Depression).

Do you sometimes use humor to deal with intense stress? All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, Project Enterprise

Perilously yours,


Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humor, action adventure
I return (fictionally) to New Orleans for my first romantic suspense novel in five years. Cover art by Elizabeth Vargas Greer. All rights reserved.


Sometimes We Need a Jester

6 thoughts on “Sometimes We Need a Jester

  • May 25, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Definitely use humor to get through the hard times. AND, it makes the good times even better. Humor is a big part of my personality – and my family. Every story I write has some degree of humor.

    • May 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Totally agree with you, Joni. Humor really smooths the rough patches for me and mine, too. I don’t know how people manage w/o humor, actually. LOL

    • May 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

      You are so right, Diana. (glad you mentioned dark LOL) Thanks for the hugs and stopping by! 😀

  • May 24, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I write silly horror stories to help me deal with the dark times. Laughing beats crying. Sometimes we can do something about our situation, many times we can’t. The only thing we truly control is our attitude.
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    • May 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

      I totally agree. I tend to use humor to keep from crying like a baby. And it does help to laugh. 🙂

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