Humor in Tragedy; something funny happened on the way to getting incurable cancer.

This is an introduction to my first podcast. Podcasting may be a way for my voice to be heard without writing here on this blog. I thought I would start with a light topic.

Find it here! or Here!

Published by J. Michael Jones

J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen.

6 thoughts on “Humor in Tragedy; something funny happened on the way to getting incurable cancer.

  1. Podcast description said you grew up in Appalachia.
    Do you pronounce Appalachia with a short or long second “a”?
    (In videos of Appalachian pronunciation, it’s a short “a”. Here in California it’s a long “a”.)

    And have you ever heard of the “John the Balladeer” series (commonly called “Silver John”) by Manly Wade Wellman, supernatural pulp adventures form the Fifites and Sixties set in Appalachia near the TN/NC border region? They center around a wandering minstrel encountering and battling evil with courage, faith, folk magic, and his silver-strung guitar. Collections of the stories are hard to come by these days; the most recent being “Who Fears the Devil?” under Paizo’s “Planet Stories” label, and that’s been out-of-print for over ten years.


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