First, some background…

Years ago one of my sons and I happened onto the uniquely comedic British duo Flanders & Swann while listening to the classical radio station. It was some sort of Mozart anniversary, so they did their annual routine of running Flanders & Swann’s ‘Ill Wind’, a hilariously brilliant rendering of Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto. We laughed all the way through it, and became instant fans of the pair. And from time to time we pull out the boxed set of their performances we now own for some smart and funny entertainment, and always great laughs.

Last time we did that was around August, and now we’re in the throes of work and studies and especially this week. While working hard assembling tax documents and doing calculations, I needed to send my son a note on something else, but just gave quick info and said I’d get back to him later because….’The Tax Man Cometh’.

In no time, an email popped up from him saying it’s time to lighten up, and he sent a link for “a cure for tax blues.” It worked. Laughter is good medicine…

The Gas Man Cometh.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....