Welcome to the online, dust bunny-free cyber home of blogger and writer Joanne Brokaw, where nothing is organized, your cup of tea comes with a side of dog hair, and nobody cares if you track muddy paw prints across the kitchen floor. It's a mess .. but hey, life is messy business. That's what makes it fun!
April 15, 2015
A huge thank you to the Evangelical Press Association for the 2015 First Place Higher Goals Award for my humor column, "Insomnia", which ran in Refreshed Magazine. I was completely surprised to win, let alone take first place. What an honor to be in such great company with such funny and accomplished writers and comedians!
Lamar and Theresa Keener publish a high quality publication, and deserve loads of congratulations for their numerous and well-deserved 2015 Evangelical Press Association Awards wins, as well. And my editor, Lori Arnold, gets buckets and buckets and buckets of my gratitude for her patience, grace and willingness to put up with my quirks and occasional writers block.
You can read my column every month in Refreshed Magazine, both in print and online.
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Snapshots from The Funny Farm
For many years, I covered entertainment, pop culture and religion for dozens of newspapers, magazines and websites in the U.S. and Canada. A few years ago, I detoured from that path to start studying and writing about dogs, history and my family tree.
Through it all, the thing that's tied together my work has been my dogs. Whether I've been writing about them, writing with them lying on my feet, listening to them bark while I pen my next column, or wandering around a cemetery with them while I try to come up with story ideas, just about everything I do is influenced by animals. Here are some snapshots of life with the pups.
(Just a reminder: all photos are (c) Joanne Brokaw; don't use without permission)
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Humor columnist and award-winning freelance writer Joanne Brokaw spends her days dreaming of things she’d like to do but probably never will - like swimming with dolphins, cleaning the attic, and someday overcoming the trauma of elementary school picture day. She lives in Western NY with two dogs, a cat, six chickens and one very patient husband. Read her blog at www.NotesFromTheFunnyFarm.com.
My name is Bandit. I'm a dog. I do dog stuff and then I write about it. You can read my blog at www.MyNameisBandit.com