A Garden of Ideas

to ponder and share

“In happier days, philosophers discussed the problem of man; now they discuss man as a problem.” Fulton J. Sheen

“Through his scepticism the modern man is thrown back upon himself; his energies flow towards their source and wash to the surface those psychic contents which are at all times there, but lie hidden in the silt as long as the stream flows smoothly in its course. How totally different did the world appear to […]

When more, faster, bigger, isn’t better…

You’ve probably heard by now that Amazon is planning to use ariel drones to deliver packages, thus forgoing the need to employ transportation via plane and/or truck. But is this a good thing or a not so good thing? You can probably see where this is going. I’m just wondering if it’s not the best […]

True happiness…

…comes comes from the joy of a deed well done – the zest of creating new things. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Daily Bite… Inspiration Dipped in Chocolate

    True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Speaking of which, don’t miss the world’s premiere of Farmer Bill’s Wacky Barnyard Antics, a downloadable puppet show available here on Sept. 15th! )

Daily Bite… Inspiration Dipped in Chocolate

   For those of us searching for happiness… how about bringing some to the people around you instead? St. Therese of Lisieux said, “I take care to appear happy and especially to be so.”  Somehow it’s one of those things you seem to get more of when you give it away.

Daily Bite… Inspiration Dipped in Chocolate

One can never have too much chocolate or too much Chesterton: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Why does Happiness elude us?

Happiness… It’ so important to us that America’s Founding Fathers included it in our  Declaration of Independence, “…that among our unalienable rights are LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS”. I was trying to sleep this morning, but at 4am that was no longer an option.  It was bugging me that I couldn’t figure this […]