(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something calculable? Happiness (t) = w0+ w1 γt−jCRj+ w2 γt−jEVj+ w3 γt−jRPEj Which all boils down to: Happiness equals reality minus expectations. + can happiness really be distilled down to a simple mathematical equation? lori gottlieb thinks so (I’m not sure I agree). + also on the subject: the geography of happiness […]
(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something hilarious we went out for dinner tonight to a new place in the city called ghost street. it’s down three short flights of stairs at the end of an alley between two buildings. the entryway is through a bamboo curtain. lighting is subtle, the decor is wooden seats, […]
(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) a moment we get a lot of birds at our place – tui, ruru, kereru, warblers, kingfisher, shining cuckoos and others. and we very often hear kaka screeching overhead but don’t often see them. today was an exception. this one stopped to feast on the berries of a nikau […]
(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something for your eyes and ears and heart to enjoy this beautiful melody from welsh singer-songwriter dan bettridge something for your belly to enjoy i am a big fan of ottolenghi’s delicious food and there’s one recipe i return to over and over again. it’s a great way to […]
2020 has been a tough year. but one positive that has come from it has been remembering the power in supporting local businesses. we are shopping more thoughtfully now, doing what we can to keep the lights on for locals. i want to celebrate the makers and artisans, to support the writers and photographers, to help them continue to create such beautiful work.