I write in an attempt to make sense of life. Not just for myself, but for others. Just when it seems life can’t get more confusing, it does. Out of step with the New Normal world, we find ourselves clinging to what used to work, but doesn’t anymore. Sometimes life as we knew it is barely recognizable and what it’s been replaced by is barely tolerable. Everything seems unnecessarily complicated.

Depressed yet? You’re far from alone. Sometimes the only steadying rhythm in life is the roar of the train barreling down upon us. With no relief in sight, we might as well distract from the pain with a little entertainment. Different Drum fills the bill.

Join the growing ranks of readers who keep pace with my Different Drum humor column – a weekly fix of offbeat humor that’s always dead-on. Consider it evidence you aren’t the only one shaking your head at some of the stuff that’s happening around you.

And don’t forget about that train. No good can come of continuing to stand on the tracks. What did you think would happen? To read the story that inspired the drum and pink shoes photo, click on Featured Article and enjoy “Throw Gandhi From the Train.”

Yours in overwhelm,

Kristy Smith


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol Prahinski
    May 14, 2011 @ 03:50:35

    Hi, Kristie,
    Keep up the great work. I’ve been laughing about your doggy-do article for a month or more.


  2. Pete Clutter
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 05:35:53

    Hi, Kristie,
    We have been enjoying your work in the UC paper for quite a while and just want to tell you to keep up the good work. I have an article I wanted you to read. I would like you to see it and get a laugh also. Trust your blood donation went well today and that you stayed upright. Looking forward to your next article. Pete Clutter


  3. RC Smith
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 12:33:40

    Wow! Hey Cuz, the web site looks great and the articles are really piling up OK, so I’m a little slow). Congrats and great job. Looking forward to more.
    ~ RC


  4. Debbie (Craig) Egnatuk
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 23:24:54

    1968 Union City Yearbook features “Enthusiastic…..a bantering humor….down-to-earth…the only thing common about her is “Smith”……has the rare quality which makes students feel completely at ease in her presence……….etc.” Mrs. Caroline Smith. I was born and raised in Union City, have read the Homer Index for many years and have enjoyed your weekly column. It didn’t take long to realize that you were Susie’s daughter. Thank you for bringing this to us each week. Glad to find your web site.


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    Nov 21, 2011 @ 23:49:53

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    Jun 02, 2012 @ 22:13:16

    Hi, I just hopped over to your web site thru StumbleUpon. Not somthing I might usually read, but I liked your thoughts none the less. Thanks for making some thing worthy of reading through.


  7. source
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 18:55:35

    The structure for the blog is a tad off in Epiphany. Nevertheless I like your site. I might have to install a normal browser just to enjoy it.


  8. Garmin 1490t
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 15:22:32

    You wouldn’t think it but I’ve wasted all day digging for some articles about this. You’re a lifesaver, it was an excellent read and has helped me out to no end. Cheers!


  9. Wendy Kratzer
    Jul 19, 2015 @ 11:28:40

    Hi Kristy, just read your article “Summertime Breeds Humidity and Humility” and wanted to tell you that I was laughing and cringing at the same time. It was like you’ve been living in our house! Our 13 year old daughter is just as quick to point out the flaws in my thinking. Which are apparently many and varied. Items are left on the floor for…days, and would be there for weeks if I didn’t threaten dire circumstances (i.e., removal of her social lifeline, her phone). Thanks for adding g another wonderful dose of humor and insight into our week!


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