Happiness Practice - March 30, 2018

[This is a post written to catch up blog posts with historical posts before I set up the blog! I'll also be adding tags so it's easier to find old subjects.]

It's time for what's making us happy this week! (a day off from work totally counts, if you have it!)
This week, I've happened on a few pieces of writing that really caught me up. Buzzfeed is doing a series called Unpacking (https://www.buzzfeed.com/unpacking) that has been really interesting and good.
This essay, in particular, didn't make me happy, but did make me think about my privilege and what travel actually means. It's stuck with me and made some important points that I think will come into play when I next plan a trip: https://www.buzzfeed.com/…/gap-year-egypt-revolution-travel…
This essay, too, was a really good read that gave me a sense of how different travel can be for other folks, and gave me even more to think about. https://www.buzzfeed.com/…/i-wanted-to-love-paris-but-it-di…
The whole series is good, and even the photo essays are fun and interesting.
Now, neither of those things made me particularly happy, so to spruce that up I'll talk about something that never really fails: Gita Jackson's writing over at Kotaku. She writes random bits about whatever she's playing, and she plays all sorts of fun things that line up with my interests, like RPGs, the Sims and random dating sims, She's fantastic. The linked piece about dogs in Divinity: Original Sin 2 made me want to play that game more than anything else I'd read on it, and whenever I see her byline I'm 200% more likely to click on an article, even if I barely know what it's about. A new piece from her is always a treat!
Now, how about you? Do you have a sunny day off or is there something else that made you smile this week you'd like to share?


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