When encountered with a moment in life that is rather awful, the first words that tend to come out of my mouth are, “Good times.”  It’s not an original way of coping, but it is effective.

Therefore, I like to reinvent, hopefully originally in this case, the famous opening line of Charles Dicken’s Tale of Two Cities with, “It was the best of times, it was the goodest of times.”  Because there is no therapeutic value in saying “worst times.”

The Goodest of Times is home to short stories and other writing.  Most of my writing is humorous recounts of real or imagined scenarios of good times.

I am inspired by comedians and writers like David Sedaris, Simon Rich, Stephen Merchant, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Bob Newhart, Johnny Carson and more.  I would like to one day publish a collection of shorts stories and have a piece featured in the New Yorker’s “Shouts and Murmurs.”

While I enjoy humor writing, I spend the majority of my time as a third year medical student.

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  1. at first i thought you’d written “i’m interested by all things comedy (especially world war ii).” it was actually a source of some good comedy, including “m*a*s*h” and “kelly’s heroes.” i’m a huge louis c.k. fan, and i also like bill hicks, david cross, george carlin, steven wright, woody allen, and too many others to list here. if you haven’t seen it yet, please check out “richard pryor live in concert.” it’s by far the funniest thing he ever did. i look forward to reading your work in “the new yorker.”

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