What a breath of fresh air! I have thought many of these same things, many times, about the articles and essays I read online, including on Medium (where frankly I expected more). I’m just a wee bit younger than you, but I’m with you on the current state of (what passes for) humor and the glut of cringeworthy, puke-ifiable writing we’re bombarded with every day. (As you can see by that last sentence, I’m trying to do my part to raise the standards.) Thanks for the double dose of humor and common sense, and I look forward to more of your writing.