You can thank Dan Ariely for this tip on how to increase your level of happiness. Dear Dan, My aunt gave me some money for my birthday. Since she wasn’t sure about my likes and dislikes, she said to spend it on something that would make me happy. Do you have any advice on how … Continue reading This Blog Post Will Make You Happy
This week I caught an episode of Wheel of Fortune, and it was "Home Sweet Home” week, where contestants had the opportunity to win a new home valued at $375,000 in Latitude Margaritaville. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Buffett, and I've been to one of the Margaritaville restaurants, but I was not aware of … Continue reading Browsin’ Away in Margaritaville
With apologies to Sam Cooke, Cat Stevens, and Jimmy Buffett... Another Saturday night And I ain't got a blog post I got some ideas but none of them good Now, how I wished I'd written it sooner I'm in an awful way I started blogging years ago I've written lots of posts since then If … Continue reading Another Saturday Night – a Blogger’s Version
I've been writing my Music Monday column for about a year and a half, and it's been a chance for me to share the music of both my favorite artists as well of artists that are new to me. Since my family reads my blog posts (well at least they tell me they do), I … Continue reading Music Monday: Do You Know Your Parents’ Favorite Music?
For those of you who may have wondered who goes to the gym on a Saturday night, the picture above gives you your answer. My son and I. But maybe you're thinking, "Well, of course, no one is doing cardio on a Saturday night, everybody is in the back pumping iron." Here's my answer to … Continue reading Another Saturday Night…
Probably more than any other day of the week, Monday is picked on by musical artists. We don't need to be reminded that it is our least favorite day of the week, and putting such thoughts into lyrics doesn't really change such sentiments. In fact, listening to such songs may just amplify our feeling of … Continue reading Music Monday: What Do Musicians Have Against Monday?
It's one of life's more mundane tasks, stopping at the gas station and filling up our gas tanks. But many times, and today was one of those times, when I complete the task I get back in the car, feeling full myself, full of optimism and excitement. I start to think of all the places … Continue reading A Tank Full of Gas, a World Full of Possibilities
This past week, an anonymous fan bid a record $4,567,888 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett, topping the previous record of $3,456,789. The annual auction for lunch with the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman has raised almost $30 million for San Francisco charity Glide, a favorite cause of Mr. Buffett’s first wife, … Continue reading Forget about That $4.6 Million Lunch with Warren Buffett; This Would Be Way More Fun
It's Advertising Week in New York City (hopefully you were aware of that, otherwise you'd have to wonder about the advertising capability of the people running the conference.) Anyway, one of the panel sessions was "Driving the Future of Voice Activation" and one of the panel members, Barrak Moffitt, executive VP of content strategies and partnerships … Continue reading Is Your Streaming Music Playlist Guilty of Recency Bias?