Column by John Ford John Dilley welcomed a visitor to the surprisingly capacious wrap-around porch on the house near the…
For more than 100 years, Chautauqua Institution has carried the banner for intensive, wide-ranging immersion in arts education and expectation.
A marriage can cause an increase in happiness equal to a quadrupling salary. Making a good friend is equal to tripling a salary. Belonging to a club can cause an increase in happiness equivalent to doubling a salary. And going on picnics three times a year is the same as receiving a 10 percent raise.
“By now, the strongest predictors of happiness by far are our social relationships,” said Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard University. “Money alone can buy you happiness, but not much.”
The man responsible for repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, flying six space missions and performing the first spacewalk on Space Shuttle Challenger’s first flight was a high school dropout.
Story Musgrave, who gave Wednesday’s morning lecture in the Amphitheater, kept the audience spellbound with the tale of his transformation from farm boy to NASA astronaut — accumulating seven master’s degrees along the way.