Monthly Archives: September 2017

Swimming in Happiness

This week I learned that “[Puerto Rico] is an island surrounded by water. Big water. Ocean water.” Now that we have defined “island” and disparagingly identified the specific size and body type of water surrounding Puerto Rico, perhaps we can … Continue reading

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Incomplete Happiness

Lightning strikes! A branch severed. Suddenly, dramatically, what appeared to be whole, is not. Yet I still see a tree, and a branch. Is it the suddenness that detracts from its essence? Or is its essence truly and irretrievably lost? … Continue reading

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Happiness: What Then?

With the tangible resources and the abstraction of wealth currently available in this world, when I see someone in trouble, my first question should be, “How can I help?” If the answer I receive is within my means, my second … Continue reading

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Pretty Happy

Definitely not for (1) who I know. And not for (2) my powers of persuasion. Not even for (3) who I am; or for (3a) who I am not. But for (4) what I can do. And for (5) how … Continue reading

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Surviving Happiness

“Things are working out well… …As tough as this was, it’s been a wonderful thing. I think even for the country to watch and for the world to watch.” (Speaking from Houston, after Hurricane Harvey.) “Have a good time, everybody!” … Continue reading

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