Welcome to FirewaterCorp’s quadmonthly “Looking Forward” 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 […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2020 Update): The Pursuit of Happiness"
I’ve always maintained that getting back home is always the best part of any vacation to me. It’s not that I don’t have fun travelling, because I do. It’s more that I enjoy getting back to my place, to my stuff, to my dogs. Perhaps you understand. This time that feeling was even stronger, though. […]Read more "Looking Forward Update: Cruisin’ 2020"
Can you believe it’s that time again? This is FirewaterCorp‘s quadmonthly “Looking Forward” report for February 2020. This report is based on the conceit, the stolen bit of wisdom, that happiness is derived from the satisfaction achieved through crossing items off of lists during the previous four months and multiplying this result by the sheer […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2020 Update): Don’t Worry, Be . . ."
I’ve always claimed that I don’t really engage in binge-watching. I still say this is true, if the accepted definition of binge-watching is the “now common practice of watching many episodes of a television show in a single sitting” [Macmillan Dictionary Blog]. It’s not that I have never done this. Sharon and I binge-watched […]Read more "An Argument Against Binge-Watching (Happy New Year!)"
Sometimes, things that I didn’t intend to happen occur, and, again sometimes, I go with the flow to see where events take me. This is how I got to tour the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (which is in a dry county, ironically). It’s how I ended up taking the tour of Graceland, in […]Read more "Nerd Premiere Twofer: Harley Quinn & The Mandalorian — a review"
photo by Sonja Langford on unsplash.com I’m a Beatles fan. I know, that’s a ballsy admission to make, since absolutely no one likes Beatles’ music. Regardless, this post isn’t about the Beatles really, although it was inspired by the band somewhat. Just the other day I was listening to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band […]Read more "Looking Back: It was 20 Years Ago Today . . ."
As I’ve mentioned once or twice, a huge component in my personal, stolen “pursuit of happiness” formula is always looking forward to something. This “Looking Forward” philosophy was inspired, in part, by something I heard Bernie Sanders say on television several years ago (at least, I think it was Sanders: it may have been someone […]Read more "Looking Forward (mini-update): What Comes After Supernatural?"
We’ve rebranded FirewaterCo as FirewaterCorp, just because I like what Lex Luthor’s done with LexCorp. It’s time, once again, for our quadmonthly happiness report. As the above inspirational quote poster suggests, our organization adheres to the philosophy that true happiness is achieved by always having something to look forward to. While this includes many […]Read more "Looking Forward (October 2019 Update): The Quadmonthly Happiness Report"
It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
Elsewhere, I have often repeated the bit of stolen wisdom that purports that happiness is having something to look forward to. I still believe this to be true. We’ve all heard of the sophomore slump. It refers to an instance in which a second effort doesn’t meet the relatively high standards set by the first. […]Read more "The Sophomore Slump: Second Seasons I’m Looking Forward To"