One of my dear blog readers sent me this tidbit this morning: So yes–Hugh Bonneville, star of the Paddington movies, confirmed that Ukrainian President Zelenksy provided the voice of Paddington in the Unkrainian version of the movie as one of the roles in his former career as a comedian and actor. If you recall, he … More An Addendum to Heroes
In my blog post yesterday about the invasion of Ukraine, I confessed my sorrow about the start of a new war and my lack of knowledge about how I as a private citizen can do much to alleviate the situtation. Later that day, I happened upon this video by Hank Green, one of the much-beloved … More What To Do When You Feel Helpless
As I write this post this morning, my heart is heavy, knowing the beautiful city show above, Kyiv (often also Westernized as Kiev), is under attack by Russian troops seeking to take over the country. There have been explosions and fighting and already hundreds of deaths and casualities, many if not most of them among … More Heroes
Today is Tuesday, February 22, i.e., 02/22/2022 in the US; just about every place else in the world puts the day before the month and so writes it as 22/02/2022, which is a palindrome (although some argue that even our date is a palindrome if you write it as 2/22/22). Numerologists and astrologist and such … More Happy Twosday
Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I’m referring to the start of the new year celebrated in many countries in East Asia, often known as Chinese New Year. I’m a little late since Monday, February 1 was Lunar New Year’s eve and Tuesday, February 2 was the start of the New Year itself. However, in Asia … More Welcoming the Year of the Tiger and the Possibility in a Pink Purse
I try to live like every day is a special day, and I’m sure that many of you do as well. But I’ve been getting various notices that today may be special in a special way. Of course, it is Groundhog Day. However, since it has snowed or iced three weekends in a row in … More Is February 2, 2022 a Special Day?
We had an unusual start to the first work day in 2022––some rare North Carolina snow! It doesn’t often snow in the Triangle area, so it always seems clean and fresh and magical when it does. And this was a very convenient snow, because it didn’t start until around 11 AM (that is, not interfering … More A Fresh Start to 2022
May we all find inner joy, at least at some point, on all our days in 2022, regardless of what the outer circumstances may be.
A lot of us couldn’t agree on a lot of things this year. If there is anything we could agree on, maybe it would be that a 22-year-old black female poet was the surprise hit of the 2021 Inauguration. Well, it wasn’t a surprise to me, but prior to Amanda Gorman’s appearance at the Inaugration, … More Let’s Ring in the New Year with Amanda Gorman’s New Years Poem
Did you know that Tuesday, October 5 is National Do Something Nice Day? It is an unofficial holiday to encourage people to do some act of kindness for a friend, loved one, or stranger. I’m assuming most people drawn to a blog encouraging bliss would do nice things for other people on a regular basis. … More National Do Something Nice Day is Tuesday, October 5