Where’s My Joie de vivre?

Joie de vivre is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life, an exultation of spirit. It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life, a Weltanschauung. Robert's Dictionnaire says "joie" … Continue reading Where’s My Joie de vivre?

Jerry Seinfeld on How to Get a Little Bit Better Every Day

In my opinion, Jerry Seinfeld is one of the greatest comedians of the past 50 years. And while I enjoy his sense of humor, I also like the commitment he seems to show to his craft and his willingness to try new outlets for his work. In these ways, he reminds me a lot of … Continue reading Jerry Seinfeld on How to Get a Little Bit Better Every Day

A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021

If you're still reading this post, I guess the phrase "My WordPress Stats" wasn't enough to scare you off. So now you're obligated to read the rest... As you can see from the right side of the graph above, the views from the first six months of 2021 were all higher than the last six … Continue reading A Tale of Two Halves: My WordPress Stats for 2021

Libraries: The Crown Jewel of a Community

I've long referred to libraries as the crown jewel of a community. My wife and I have said that one of the criteria we will use if we decide to relocate is what the local library is like. We are blessed to have a wonderful local library - Radnor Memorial Library - that offers so … Continue reading Libraries: The Crown Jewel of a Community

Music Monday: “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians

At first, I wasn't sure if it was a real song. I discovered it while reading Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis", which was recommended to me by Jeff Cann, a fellow blogger. You can find Jeff's wonderful posts at "The Other Stuff". The book was an enjoyable read, set back in the days of the … Continue reading Music Monday: “96 Tears” by ? and the Mysterians

Accounting Professor Contemplates Career Change

I was scrolling through my email the other day, and in one of my daily emails from The Onion, I came across this headline: Study: Average U.S. Third-Grader Reading At Level Of Crow - Who could pass up clicking on that? Here's a bit of what the story went on to say about this sad … Continue reading Accounting Professor Contemplates Career Change

Apparently, Most People Really Do Think They’re Hot Stuff

In honor of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), a challenge that calls for writers to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. Study Finds released the results of a study that offered some insights into the minds of writers and potential writers, based on the responses of 2,000 people in the … Continue reading Apparently, Most People Really Do Think They’re Hot Stuff

How Often Do You Think Again?

The title comes from one of the quizzes available on Adam Grant's website. Who is Adam Grant you may ask? Here's a brief bio from his website: Adam Grant has been Wharton’s (the business school at the University of Pennsylvania) top-rated professor for 7 straight years. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert … Continue reading How Often Do You Think Again?

“I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

I heard myself saying that to my wife the other night, and I realized it wasn't the first time I've uttered those words. It was after 9:00 at night, I was tired, and I had no idea what I was going to write about. Unfortunately, that's a fairly common scenario (and now you know why … Continue reading “I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…

In the most recent Pinkcast, Dan Pink features David Litman, whom Dan describes as one of the premier book jacket designers. David designed the cover for Dan's latest book, The Power of Regret. Here's the cover, featuring a piece of crumpled paper: In The Power of Regret, Pink draws on research in psychology, neuroscience, economics, and … Continue reading Sorry, Dan, But This Pinkcast Didn’t Do It for Me…