Happy Birthday, Thought Oven!

One year ago today, I first fired up this oven. It was, as it is tonight, New Year’s Eve. Here’s what I had to say about that. In a few minutes, I will fly off to the ancient, exotic land of my ancestors. So, you could say I’m traveling to the past this New Year’s…

Happy and Suffering: Gary Talks Back!

My friend Gary responds to my four-part series of musings on happiness and suffering (Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV) wherein I used him as a foil, because he just happens to hold the opposing view. [disclaimer: these remarks are not to be construed as a full rebuttal from Gary. He sent…