We are living in wonky times…

Dear Humoristian hooligans,

We are living in wonky times, to be sure. But we shall not be ascared of FOX “news” by night, not for the tweets that flieth by day; Nor for the loose cannon that rolls over all diplomatic negotiations in darkness; nor for the really insane cabinet nominations that wasteth at noonday. Because you have made actual news your source of information, and love your guide, you shall be a source of truth and good will to all you meet. You will be met with kindness and honesty, you will bring laughter to those in desperate need of a good guffaw, and a helping hand to those who need a lift up.

It’s going to be alright. Maybe. You might as well laugh.



Inn Celebration of National Homonym Day

My deer friends – as ewe rise two greet a knew day, may you’re harts bee marry and filled with hope. May ewe sea all the possibilities and opportunities four good, and bee great-ful fore each and every won. May love surround ewe and fill ewe, and burst out of ewe inn joy. May every won ewe meat bee touched buy you’re kindness and good humor. Amen.

(Sew Congress has not, exactly, declared two-day National Homonym Day ore anything… butt eye figure if wee waited around for those guys wee wood bee waiting a long thyme. And sew eye took this responsibility on myself. I mene… y not, write?

-Karen Wingoof

Humoristianity’s Most Sacred Holiday

“Humor has a way of bringing people together. It unites people. In fact, I’m rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whooppee cushions in the United Nations.”
– Ron Dentinger

My dear Humoristian hooligans –

As you know, today is our most sacred holiday. Well… okay… yeah… today is Humoristianity’s ONLY holiday.. May you enjoy all the silliness you encounter today. May you see every piece of nonsense for what it is – another reason to laugh. May the slings and arrows of outrageous political posturing make you laugh so hard you’re doubled over with tears pouring down your face. May you join with Humoristians the world over to celebrate the power of a good laugh. May your pranks be benign and your humor self-deprecating.



Another Day to Laugh and Love

My dear Humoristian hooligans,

You have a reason to live today. A purpose. You woke up this morning with another day to be alive and to love, and to create healing laughter for those around you. Today may you share the laughter that puts things in perspective. May you learn what you need to learn from your mistakes ( ahem… I mean… on the off-off-chance you should make any),  and may they bring you a good laugh afterwards. May you be open to the bountiful, over-flowing love and joy that surrounds you.

You deserve to be here.

-Karen Molenaar Terrell, The Great Goof

grateful for another day


“Laugh when you can, and especially at yourself…”

My dear Humoristian hooligans –

As another day begins in the western hemisphere of Planet Earth, may you find yourself eager to greet the new day – ready to face every challenge, to laugh in the face of danger (and non-danger, too – just, basically, laugh whenever the opportunity presents itself and it’s not inappropriate – well, I guess even sometimes when it IS inappropriate… never mind… just laugh when you can, and especially at yourself), and may you feel hope in your heart at what the future holds. You are alive, my hooligan friends. You are loved. Spread the joy. Spread the hope. You deserve all the good you experience today.

-Karen Wingoof

Arise go forth and conquer


Unleash the Kazoos!

Dear Humoristian hooligans:

The world is in desperate need of a good laugh. As enlistees in the Humoristian militia I exhort you to utilize the full arsenal of guffaws at your disposal. Yes, my friends, it is time to bring out the Groucho glasses, the Who’s-On-First shtick, Monty Python’s swallows and the machine that goes ping. It is time to (pause for dramatic effect) unleash the kazoos! Your mission? To keep a wave of laughter circling the globe 24-7. May the farce be with you.

– Karen Wingoof


– photo by Gangaa, taken in Khentii Aimag

Humoristian Prayer

My dear Humoristians,

Today may those traveling through a wasteland of fear, self-righteous indignation, hate, and hurt feelings be transformed by your pugnacious joy. May all who pass you return your smile, and keep on smiling throughout the day. May you laugh and learn from your mistakes (I mean… if you should happen to make any 🙂 ) – and may you give grace to those around you who goof now and then, too…because… you know… goofs happen. May you find the beauty and good in each moment. And may you know how much you are loved. Because you are. For sure. 

Go out there and make ’em laugh!