Where Humor Meets Insight
Hi there, I’m Rick, the awkwardly tall guy in the pictures above. Finding Wit’s End is my (soon to be) epic, world-spanning quest to explore everyday topics while blending humor and insight. My first goal is to make you laugh and my second is to help you to pause and think a little more deeply about life. If I had to pick a third, I think it’d be cool to pull a sword from a stone someday and really complete the whole quest arc.
Finding Wit’s End is one email per week containing:
A short essay I’ve written about a topic that caught my interest
Three funny things I found on social media that week
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If you’re new to Finding Wit’s End, these three pieces are a great place to start:
Your Plan Sucks - This article is about unexpected paths in life and is a great example of the typical blend of attitudes around here.
Coronation of a New King: Oatmeal Raisin - Heavy on the humor and light on the insight, this piece remains a fan favorite all the same.
The Satirical Sage - If you read the previous two and disliked them, allow me to introduce you to another author in this piece. His writing is time-tested and if you take nothing else away, you can at least go read his fantastic work instead.
More about Rick
I still have my tonsils - yes, I’m one of those “tonsil people” you hear about
I’ve been absolutely crushing an active daily tooth brushing streak for 32 years and counting
I can sing every word to Eminem’s ‘Til I Collapse’ on command no matter what state my brain is in at the time
I perform improv comedy and dabble in other forms and also work as a storyteller, videographer, and editor.
One time I won an Emmy and learned that the only place I can talk about it is on About pages. It’s really hard to naturally work into conversations at parties without sounding pretentious. So now I just mention it on pages like this where I can’t see people roll their eyes at me. I still feel you doing it though. Nobody made you read this far, y’know. This is as much on you as it is me.