Happiness Category

Calaughornia

When I first visited out here back in the 1980s, I was immediately struck by how cheerful everyone was. It didn’t seem forced or phony. People were literally happy. I cannot explain it. Golden state atmosphere, perhaps? Everything turns to gold. Or could it be that unhappy people just leave. Unhappy like — forgive me […]

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Rode to joy

You will be gratified to see that this is not a wordy post, for a change becauseĀ this has been a frenzied two weeks and the rest of the year portends to be no less harried. Time for updates. Autumn has finally arrived in Los Angeles, more or less. We had a scorching summer and the […]

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Winged flowers

When I walk through our family room in the morning, someone says in a bright and hopeful voice, “I love you”. No, not my spouse who is usually at work by this time, but my companion Psyche. And she means it. Recently, I saw a study on what makes for longevity. It was conducted by […]

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North of the Border

After the long rant last time, I thought I would turn to something more light-hearted and not talk too much. šŸ˜€ You will forgive me, too, I know, if this is a bit disjointed and inarticulate as we were down in San Diego all day yesterday and I am beat. As I have said here […]

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Languor management

If there is one perfect place for a cool summer, in everyĀ sense, it has to beĀ Cape Cod. On the Cape, there is a very long cold, almost dormant season and then, suddenly, summer comes runningĀ and everything springs to life again. In fact, I consider it my number one destination in the US. It has everything […]

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