Greg Tamblyn's Humor Blog selfie of Greg in car with dog in back seat. Both Greg and dog are wearing identical yellow Covid masks.

"I'd like to be the man my dog thinks I am"

Funny / Inspirational Stories & Songs 

A Healthy Dose of Co(s)mic Relief

You found my humor blog - welcome. Some of these blog posts are funny inspiring stories - (or at least amusing) - some are about humor, and others are meant to be more motivational, uplifting, and helpful. Occasionally I'll also explore the creative process or the story behind a song.

Posts added with irregular regularity.

(If you enjoy my blog, you'll probably like my books.)

Wait...I'm HOW old?

I'm coming up on a big milestone birthday, and honestly, I can't believe it happened so fast. 

Maybe you can relate. 

This is NOT to say I'm bummed, discouraged, or otherwise moody about this. I'm actually okay with it. My…

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My Favorite Fireworks


It's nearly midnight on the 5th of July 

Some fireworks still boom in the distance 

But here in my yard it's quiet and dark 

And all I can see are these beautiful sparks 

As fireflies announce their existence.

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Chinese Prayer

Here's a lovely little piece of poetry I heard while hosting a group trip to China:

Let all things be healthy,

Let all things be peaceful. 

Be sure to count your blessings at least once a day.

Forgive those who…

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Sleep Long And Prosper 🛌 😴 💤

Just about everybody wants to get more sleep, right?

Well, turns out it helps to know if you're a Lion, a Bear, a Wolf, or a Dolphin.

No, we're not talking totem animals or cub scouts. We're talking chronotypes

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Candy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Probably because it's almost Easter, I just received an email about a brand of candy called Peeps. Honestly, I had to google it. Never heard of it. But it seems to be a big deal. Very big seller.


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How I Lost Half A Million Dollars

"Follow your dreams.
Except for the one where you're naked in church."

- Rev. David Ault

For reasons which will become clear, that's an especially apt quote to begin this little story about big money - or the lack thereof.

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How You Doin'?


People ask me all the time what's an easy way to be more playful and spontaneous. How can they have more fun every day, when their lives are so busy and the news is so serious?

I tell 'em that…

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Greg's Humor Quiz: Tone Your Funnybone

Welcome to The Humor Quiz, a carefully calculated collection of 11 comedic questions to engage your inner goofball.   

If you get enough right answers, you get a surprise.

No joke!   

Choose one answer for each question. Then hit the …

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First Laugh Ceremony

The Navajo have a unique tradition which sums up everything good and noble about us humans. 

When a baby is born, it is regarded as the ultimate, precious gift and must never be abused. From the moment of birth, the…

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Laughter For Life

A few days after 9/11, I was scheduled to give a presentation to 200 people. Everybody had been watching TV all week, and their heads were filled with those tragic images. People were depressed and shell shocked. There was no…

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(What I Got Is) Good For You

Various Artists: Jimmy Stewart (Demo), Becky Hobbs, Pake McEntire, Greg Tamblyn

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Four versions of my song "(What I Got Is) Good For You," including two by Nashville Country artists Becky Hobbs and Pake McEntire, a kickin' demo by Jimmy Stewart, and one by me.

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