More Happier: Hiking and Clutter-Clearing in L.A., a Secret of Great TV, and Personal Upgrades.

Something Making Us (More) Happier

The same thing is making us both more happier: we got to see each other in Los Angeles, when I was visiting on my book tour!

Here’s a short video of us clutter clearing. As the book title suggests, I love to create Outer Order, Inner Calm.

We mention the photo of me wearing a green dress. 

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You

Elizabeth asks me whether my “23 in 23” aim to “Wear make-up every day” has also made me dress more nicely.

Spotlight on a Tool

Check out the updated “How to Rate and Review a Podcast” page, which now includes video tutorials.

Quality Screen Time

I realized that one reason I love the excellent TV shows Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and Mad Men is that they include the themes of excellence at work and love of work.

Elizabeth mentions the movie Air.


There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk round the whole world till we come back to the same place.

 G. K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man




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