Category Archives: happiness

Get Happy!

Happiness is an inside job. —William Arthur Ward In our Declaration of Independence, we celebrate and venerate “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” — not happiness itself, mind you, but instead, the pursuit of happiness. Through the ages, humans … Continue reading

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“Love Will Make You Do the Strangest Things”

…like get married — years ago! Happy Anniversary to good friends David and Anne Ducharme-Jones! In addition to being life partners for many years, these two partner together in song as well. Over the last several years, I have had … Continue reading

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“Why Don’t We Get Hitched Over Labor Day?”

As I understand it, that was Dad’s ever-so-romantic proposal to Mom back in 1949, delivered in that fine Austin dining establishment, Jake’s, a burger & beer joint. It worked. On September 3, 1949, Nora Dell Massey married Leonard Keith Buller. … Continue reading

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Once upon a fairy-tale wedding

First of 3 posts about our recent trip to England “We can’t go.” Our friends James & Kara had invited us to their wedding — in an English castle, no less, near James’ hometown of Chester. But our finances basically forbid … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #7: Go for an Epic Win!

Gameful rule #7 in our series of  for getting SuperBetter I cannot adequately describe the elation I felt back in 2012 parking my old truck and walking in to meet my friend, James, for a beer. Shoulder surgery had left me completely unable to … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #5: Recruit Allies

Another in our series of gameful rules for getting SuperBetter “Would you like to play a game?” Let’s face it: you’re going to need help in your push to get superbetter. Everybody needs help — I do, you do, everybody does. … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #4: Seek Out and Complete Quests

Continuing our series on getting superbetter… So far I’ve talked about the first 3 gameful rules Jane McGonigal gives us for playing SuperBetter: Challenge yourself. Find and activate Power-ups. Identify and battle the Bad Guys. Rule #4 starts to put it all together … Continue reading

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