I don’t know that I have joked much in this blog, but during the day I am joking constantly. One person has said that joking is an adult defense mechanism. Another person told me after I didn’t accept a compliment, “Deflect, deflect, deflect.” I am going to try and cut down on the jokes for a while. And if compliments come my way I will accept them. Perhaps I can have a whole conversation with someone without joking?