Where the Pursuit of Happiness is Taken Seriously

~~***~~ Here is something I learned today. Bhutan is a tiny Himalayan country nestled just to the right of Nepal, South of Tibet and North of India. This amazing country has a government sanctioned Gross National Happiness Commission! Their objective is to nurture and...

A Blogger’s Holiday

With the advent of summer my life became more busy, not less, causing blog neglect. May as well call it like it is and just declare a blogger’s holiday. I will be back in a couple of weeks all rested, bright eyed, and ready to provide you with everything...

4 Rules That Will Change Your Life, by Tina Fey

At my house Tina Fey is popular. I liked her back in the day, when she was Weekend Update anchor on SNL and REALLY liked her when I found out she was a writer who was strong armed by Lorne Michaels to get in front of the camera. We enjoyed 30 Rock way before it became...

24 Rainy Day Blues Busters

There’s an app on my iPod that provides the weather forecast. A quick glance is just depressing. Monday-Rain, Tuesday-Rain, Wednesday-Rain…. The only thing that doesn’t keep me from feeling totally pathetic is the news from the Mississippi flood...

Sometimes A Little Nostalgia is a Good Thing

When I heard that PBS was broadcasting a sequel to Upstairs, Downstairs I got all excited. Long, long ago it was sort of a ritual at my house to watch the latest installment of the British television series every Sunday. Upstairs, Downstairs was a guilty pleasure, an...