I Column Like I See 'Em

Back in January, 2018, when my weekly humor column was axed by the San Jose Mercury News, I remember my immediate reaction. “Oh man,” I thought to myself, “are they going to get a bunch of angry emails,” which I immediately began writing. But while disappointed to no longer be issuing my weekly 800-word mirth missives to the greater San Jose community, I admit to feeling a bit relieved as well. Two full years of the Trump era had rendered day-to-day reality so bizarre that I often felt I was no longer competing with the paper’s comic strips for laughs, but with the front-page headlines. Who needs satire when the nation is led by a President who believes windmills cause cancer and the American Revolution was won because the colonists enjoyed superior air power?

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