Independently Happy

I take happiness seriously. So you don't have to.

Is It Okay to Disrespect the Disrespectful?

Today’s post is kinda fun.  It is kinda Dr. Seussy—word!–so you may want to read it twice.  Or more.I can’t remember what was going on when I wrote this, but someone was probably all over the news complaining that somebody disrespected them.  I wish I could remember, but based on the date of this file, […]

Up Early [Bonus Post]

Writing about Procrastination is fun! In my case, it is usually a fun way to procrastinate writing about something harder. Since part of my plan here at the IH is to show you just how much alike we are, I to like confess my not-having-it-all-togetherness. Looking through some old files, I found this gem. Since […]

What’s It All About?

I’ve been recently writing so many posts for my blog that I got off track, so I’m circling back to remind you–and remind me–of this blog’s purpose. What Is It All About? I intended Independently Happy to be about a guy–me–who wasn’t famous or rich. I wanted this blog to be about as regular guy […]

Painting and Purging. And Painting. And Purging

I think I’ve mentioned painting and working on our house a few times. “What’s up with that,” you ask? I’m glad you asked. It will give you a break from our particular brand of digestion. Because of my wife’s arthritic knees, stairs have become an enemy. We need to move to a smaller, one-story dwelling. […]

The Great 30-Day Vegan Experiment of 2013

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One of the primary areas in which one should work towards happiness is nutrition, so here is my nutritional journey. Doesn’t calling it a journey make sound all cool and spiritual? Thus begins the tale of our vegan experiment. Day 1 Stardate 09/09/2013 I figure the best way to jump into this is to jump […]