All of us need some well-timed humor and frivolity in our lives. Laughter – whether a quiet chuckle or full-throated guffaw – helps us cope with life’s inevitable dark moments and can help us avoid taking ourselves and others too seriously. The poet E. E. Cummings once famously wrote, “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” And that’s what we hear from Mike Fink.
Mike Fink is an English professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has produced columns in a wide range of local and national magazines and earned the Providence Journal's Metcalf Award and the National Conference for Community Justice Award, as well as the Never Again Award for journalism.