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On Second Thought finds humor in hardship, seasoned by Jeff Petersen's quirky look at life. Petersen knows it's harder to make people laugh than cry. Most times he aims to make people laugh. Sometimes he makes readers cry. Occasionally, he even makes readers think. In any case, this enthusiastic contrarian gives readers a column squeezed for freshness every other Tuesday in The Observer.