This is the quadmonthly happiness report for February 2021. It’s a New Year. But, as always, we define happiness as always looking forward to something. I was looking forward to the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. It has now ended. Hoo-ray! I’m looking forward to the end of this pandemic as well. Vaccinations have begun, […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2021 Update): Meet the New Year"
Back on January 1, 2020, which seems a lot longer ago than it should, I published a post titled An Argument Against Binge-Watching (Happy New Year!) in which I outlined the reasons I prefer not to binge-watch television or streaming series. I stand by those reasons. The Macmillan Dictionary blog defines binge-watching as the “now […]Read more "An Argument in Favor of Binge-Watching (crawfishing on an earlier statement)"
I don’t make New Years resolutions anymore. Instead, I generate lists of goals I plan to achieve, or things I’m just looking forward to. The plans don’t always stay the same, and the goals aren’t always achieved. It’s the planning that’s the important part. That, and the looking forward. Which I’ve become convinced, more than […]Read more "Looking Forward (February 2019 Update) — Happiness Is . . ."
This is truly a great time to be alive. Well, for me, anyway. If you don’t feel the same as I do, I am deeply sorry. I know that everyone’s worldview is affected by their current circumstances. At many points in my life, which has spanned more than five decades now, I could not have […]Read more "Embarrassment of Riches"
I just watched the pilot episode of Star Trek: Voyager. This was Caretaker: Parts 1 and 2, because the Star Trek Powers-That-Be like two-part first episodes. Short review: I liked it; I liked it a lot. Where to start? Well, let me think. I feel like I’m taking things a little out of order here. […]Read more "Boldly Going: Star Trek: Voyager: Season 1: Episodes 1 & 2: “Caretaker” (Parts 1 & 2)"