Providence, RI – For what seems like an eternity, we've been overwhelmed by a spate of bad news, what with a disastrous economy, terrifying terrorist attacks, swine flu, and sordid political scandals. Through it all, many of us struggle to find a reason to smile, to laugh out loud. Karen Lee Ziner wisely reminds us of the profound importance of humor in our lives.
Ziner has lived in Providence since 1980. A former fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she is writing a collection of stories for a yet-unpublished book on her West End neighborhood. Ziner is a reporter for The Providence Journal.