Monthly Archives: November 2021

Richard J. Blackwell Has Died

(Some books authored by Richard Blackwell.)

I just found out that my graduate school mentor, Richard J. Blackwell, died last month. Here is an obituary with a photograph. While I have kept in touch with him regularly through the years, I hadn’t seen him in person in a long time. But the photo must have been taken about the time I was his graduate student for it is exactly as I remember him. Continue reading Richard J. Blackwell Has Died

The Attic

I wanted to alert my readers to a wonderful blog called the attic. Here is a brief description from the blog’s author,

Sick of the news? Come rummage in The Attic to find a kinder, cooler America.  Here you’ll find common ground, not minefields. Updated weekly, The Attic features short profiles of American artists, writers, dreamers, inventors, visionaries, and more … Continue reading The Attic

Psychologists say a good life doesn’t have to be happy, or even meaningful


I read with great interest a new article “Psychologists say a good life doesn’t have to be happy, or even meaningful.” It describes recent psychological research whose basic thesis is that a good life isn’t necessarily a happy or meaningful life but is best understood as a psychologically rich life. (PRL) Continue reading Psychologists say a good life doesn’t have to be happy, or even meaningful