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The Happiness of Voting, and the Neighborhood Feeling of the Polling Place.

I love to vote. It gives me such a feeling of accomplishment and participation. If I get nothing else done today, at least I voted. (Not only that, I’ve been to the gym!) Also, writing Happier at Home has made me more attuned to the feeling not only of “home” but also of “neighborhood.” Voting is always a great neighborhood …


“I Love Passing Through a Place I Haven’t Seen For a Long Time.”

“I like my town but I can’t say exactly what I like about it. I don’t think it’s the smell. I’m too accustomed to the monuments to want to look at them. I like certain lights, a few bridges, café terraces. I love passing through a place I haven’t seen for a long time.” –Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and …


“Life Is Not So Short But That There Is Aways Time for Courtesy.”

“Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson * If you’d like a personalized, signed bookplate to put in your copy of The Happiness Project, email me your name, or someone else’s name, and the address to which I should mail the bookplate, and I’ll send it right off. Feel free …