Tag archives: optimism

Happy (?) New Year!
By Rinaldo Brutoco   |   January 11, 2022

Auld Lang Syne Sometimes referred to as the “New Year’s Anthem,” Auld Lang Syne begins with a markedly rhetorical question: Should old times “be forgot and never brought to mind,” and spends the next several verses confirming the value of times gone by and friendships that were developed to be celebrated into the new year. […]

The Case for Optimism In ‘22 — and Beyond
By Gwyn Lurie   |   January 4, 2022

As we face the new year, it is lost on no one that those of us fortunate to have made it this far are heading into our third year living with COVID. At the same time, we are careening toward another all-important midterm election inside a nation seemingly as politically divided as ever. In addition, […]

A Better Post-Pandemic You?
By Gretchen Lieff   |   December 14, 2021

Holidays bring a jumble of emotions and 2021 is no exception. But there’s a particular grimness this season and I find myself lingering in the shadows of Thanksgiving for illumination. November in Santa Barbara: Why have there been so many deadly traffic accidents? Just earlier this month we saw dark smoke along Highway 101 and […]

Good Cheer
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   July 26, 2018

If you ever see a sundial inscribed with a Latin expression, it will probably say: HORAS NON NUMERO NISI SERENAS, which can be translated as “I count only the happy hours.” This is highly appropriate for a sundial, which tells the time only when the sun is shining.  But the idea of always “looking on […]