Thanks for your response. It’s helpful to me to remember that what I think is funny can cause other people pain. I really don’t know what to do about that. I’ve struggled with it all of my life. I’m sure you will believe me when I say that I’ve made a lot of mistakes. There are many prose demons that I have summoned and conjured that I wish never existed, and I discovered that while you can hide some of those creations, you can’t really make them go away.
I won’t tell you to block me, for what you do is your own business, but I’ll remind you that you can block me and then you won’t be greeted by my ugliness on your weekend morning.
What I can do is promise to read and recommend your comments.
There is a scene in Huck Finn when Huck goes to the Circus and on of the performers is a drunk clown. The audience loves the drunk clown, but Huck does not. When reading the book, I was on Huck’s side. I agree: the clown isn’t funny, and those that are laughing are cruel, indifferent, or sheltered.