Looking Forward (October 2021 Update): Happiness Through Entertainment

This is the quadmonthly happiness report for October 2021. This is a post about the pursuit of happiness. Long ago, I adopted the philosophy that happiness was best defined by always having something to look forward to. In my world, that has always meant—at least in part—future entertainment choices. I am an inveterate list-maker. What […]

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Looking Forward (June 2021 Update): How I Spent My Pandemic Vacation

This is the quadmonthly happiness report for June 2021. For three of the four months, my wife and I were still quarantined, but I returned to work the first Monday in May. Our company motto is โ€œRead. Play. Watch.โ€ And, then, of course: โ€œWrite About It.โ€ โ€œReadโ€ Since the February update, the following books were […]

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Looking Forward (October 2020 Update): The Pursuit of Happiness During the Great Pandemic

This is the quadmonthly happiness report for October 2020. As always, we believe that happiness is looking forward to something. That โ€œsomethingโ€ at FirewaterCorp typically implies forms of entertainment, the things we do to keep from getting bored. This has been of increasing importance for the past six months. Our company motto is โ€œRead. Play. […]

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Lies, Trophies, Looking Forward and Star Trek: Lower Decks — not a review (because I haven’t watched it yet)

A while back, I bragged about having watched all of the existing Trek content available in the world. First off, a person should never brag about anything. It’s not very classy or professional, and it makes you look egotistical. Arrogant, even. The word โ€œbragโ€ is the load-bearing portion of the word braggart, which is generally […]

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Looking Forward (June 2020 Update): The Pursuit of Happiness

Welcome to FirewaterCorp’s quadmonthly โ€œLooking Forwardโ€ happiness report for June 2020. Our abiding philosophy is that happiness is derived from always looking forward to something. And, in our world, where quiet contemplation isn’t really something desired during the waking hours, most of what is looked forward to are our choices in entertainment, pleasurable ways to […]

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