Good News: A pact has been agreed in the UK to “turbo charge” rewilding efforts, combining the efforts of groups who hold over a third of all land in England! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A well-loved wintry poem by Robert Frost.

Good To Know: A GREAT bit of trivia about “The Twelve Days of Christmas”!

Good News: An Australian research group has shown a connection between coffee consumption and a reduction in the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease! Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Take a delightful guided tour of the wonders of Vancouver BC’s Christmas Market and the food therein, HERE.

Sounds Good: Today is the anniversary of the birth of the brilliant jazz entertainer, Louis Prima! Check him out live onstage with Keely Smith and Sam Butera & The Witnesses, HERE.

Good News: The German government is moving even faster than planned to phase out coal-generated power, with a new deadline of 2030! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A short, perfect poem about the beauty of winter.

Good To Know: A great fact about the first song ever played in space….

Good News: Australian attitudes about the benefits of immigrants and multiculturalism have gotten way better and more progressive in the past year or so, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing the theme of lovely Christmas Markets of the world, visit SEVEN different markets in Vienna, Austria! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly AMAZING joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Dave Brubeck! Pianist, composer, ambassador, Brubeck was a powerful force for good. Check him out with his classic quartet in 1961, HERE.

Good News: Underground fungal networks are starting to be studied and protected in order to preserve them and understand their impact on the world, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A gorgeous poem about snow, from the brilliant Billy Collins.

Good To Know: Startling information about snow where you least expect it!

Good News: Great news from the International Energy Agency about the incredible growth of the renewable energy sector worldwide, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A look around the marvels of the Munich Christmas Market in the falling snow! Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend some time in the affable, pleasant, very Good Company of Ringo Starr, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenally talented jazz singer Connee Boswell, one of Ella Fitzgerald’s idols. Catch Connee with her two sisters as the Boswell Sisters, HERE.

Good News: The UK retailer John Lewis is offering a massive cash incentive to anyone who can help make the economy more circular, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely warm quote about winter from Kenneth Grahame.

Good To Know: An amazing fact about the snowiest city on Earth!

Good News: Tidal energy is getting a big boost from the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the wonders of one of the great Christmas markets of Europe, the annual market in Prague, Link HERE.

Good Times: December 2nd is the birthday of the brilliant painter Georges Seurat. Learn a thing of two about his most famous work, HERE.

Sounds Good: One more great birthday today, the underrated jazz pianist Wynton Kelly! Listen to his delightfully swinging rendition of “On Green Dolphin Street” HERE.

Good News: The amount of litter per meter on UK beaches has reached its lowest level in decades, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote about some wintry delights…

Good To Know: A pretty surprising fact about salt used on icy roads in the U.S. every year!

Good News: A research team in Singapore have shown a correlation between over-65-year-old people doing housework regularly and improved mental acuity! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the delights of the ice rink at the Natural History Museum in London, HERE.

Good For You: Old Time Radio shows are a endless source of fun, and Christmas episodes are particularly great! Listen to Bing Crosby hosting the Kraft Music Hall’s Christmas Eve 1942 episode, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to Frank Sinatra at the peak of his skills, performing at the Royal Festival Hall in London in 1962! He’s backed by the Red Norvo Quintet and gives a jazzy, swinging rendition of “You Make Me Feel So Young”, Link HERE.

Good News: A new hormone treatment looks as though it will prevent thousands of miscarriages when it is trialled in the UK, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote about the loveliness of winter, from Edith Sitwell.

Good To Know: A genuinely impressive fact about a historic cold snap.

Good News: Several nations which have contributed to overfishing the Mako shark population have decided to ban that industry for the next two years, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Check out the many and varied gustatory delights of German Christmas markets, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrating and remembering the life and incredible legacy of musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim. Watch the brilliantly hilarious number “Agony” from the Broadway cast performance of Into The Woods, HERE.

Good News: Siberian tiger paw tracks have been spotted in Russia, adding more evidence to their phenomenal decades-long comeback, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely reminder about the splendor of winter from Anne Dudley Bradstreet.

Good To Know: A genuinely impressive fact about snow.

Good News: Portugal has become the latest European nation to fully abandon coal-fueled power, well ahead of their proposed schedule, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visiting the first in a week-long roundup of great Christmas markets in Europe, take a virtual stroll sampling the foods at the Edinburgh Christmas Market, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of good (?) humor.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Billy Strayhorn! Duke Ellington’s greatest collaborator, watch him here, performing his composition “Take The ‘A’ Train” with Duke and the orchestra, HERE.

Good News: A podcast in the UK plays literally nothing but the sounds of the countryside…that’s all! Learn more about this delightful show HERE.

The Good Word: One more fantastic quote about gratitude, from Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: A truly amazing fact about Bing Crosby and…jeans!

Good News: Several of the biggest retailers on Earth have called on the shipping industry to go carbon-free by 2040, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Wrap up a week at Disneyland with the grand finale of many a day and night there, the Main Street Electrical Parade! Watch the whole thing HERE.

Good Company: Spending time with Elwood P. Dowd (the character portrayed by Jimmy Stewart in “Harvey” (1950)) is arguably the best Good Company possible. Watch a very short clip HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, Coleman Hawkins! Listen to his groundbreaking recording of “Body and Soul” from 1939, HERE.

Good News: Norway is dismantling a former coal mining region and incorporating it into a vast new nature reserve to protect wildlife in the area, link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote about gratitude, from Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: An odd historical clothing fact.

Good News: The UKs National Health Service is trialling an incredible new blood test that can hopefully detect 50 different types of cancer in their earliest stages, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about what it means to be the riverboat captain of Disneyland’s Mark Twain, HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1952, the longest running play in the world, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, debuted on London’s West End! Watch a trailer for the show HERE.

Sounds Good: Today is the anniversary of Paul Desmond’s birth! Watch him perform his own composition,
“Take Five”, with the legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet, in 1964, HERE.

Good News: A roof in Rotterdam has been equipped with a phone connection to the local weather forecast and uses it to manage its water collection and distribution, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson!

Good To Know: Some facts and history about…The Bikini.

Good News: Researchers at the University of Birmingham, England, have shown that mature oak trees can adapt their CO2 absorption to cope with elevated emissions, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn some fun facts and history about the most popular ride in Disneyland, The Pirates of the Caribbean, HERE.

Good For You: Said it before, will say again…. Disney cartoons are just plain Good For You! Watch up to 5 straight hours of them HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the elegant and hard-swinging pianist, Teddy Wilson! Check him out playing a couple of classics at age 72, HERE.

Good News: Cacti provide the science behind a new patch that can collect sweat to check blood levels for diabetics, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful garden-themed quote about gratitude.

Good To Know: A truly odd bit of folklore about clothing.

Good News: A new means of treating drug-resistant forms of prostate cancer has been discovered and is being refined, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a minute watching the delightful swing dancing that happens at Disneyland every single Saturday Night! Link HERE

Bon Appetit: One of the iconic foods of Disneyland is the corn dogs you get on Main Street! Listen to some great stories about this classic, HERE.

Sounds Good: Today is the anniversary of the birth of the great stride pianist Willie “The Lion” Smith! Watch and listen as he tells some stories and demonstrates his style, HERE.

Good News: Vineyards in Napa Valley, California, are turning away from chemical rodenticides and turning toward barn owls to solve their pest problems, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote about gratitude, from Marcel Proust.

Good To Know: A pretty surprising fact about a Main Street Disneyland shop….

Good News: Amsterdam’s massive Schiphol Airport is using pigs to try to scare off birds and help reduce bird strikes on aircraft there, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week at Disneyland, check out the opening day broadcast, in its entertaining entirety, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke of questionable humorous value.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the prolific and talented songwriter, Hoagy Carmichael! Listen to one of his greatest songs, Stardust, performed by the Benny Goodman Sextet, Link HERE.

Good News: A new study shows that children’s books in the UK are starting to reflect the national ethnic diversity better, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Some wisdom from the great Persian poet-philosopher, Rumi.

Good To Know: Some fascinating history about tea!

Good News: Research from Stanford University is revising what we thought we knew about whales, their poop, and its benefits on the ecosystem. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this brilliant and brief video that gives you a fairly solid overview of the great things to do in Seattle, courtesy of Expedia, Link HERE.

Good Company: Take a few minutes in the very Good Company of the great Walt Disney, HERE.

Sounds Good: More than just the guy who sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, Bobby McFerrin is a critically acclaimed genius. Watch (and hear!) him perform the Beatles classic “Blackbird” HERE.

Good News: A study out of Greece is showing yet more reason to eat healthily, including the possibility of staving off dementia, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An amazing quote from Confucius.

Good To Know: A mind-boggling fact about tea!

Good News: A great announcement from the COP26 conference reveals the creation of a half-million square kilometer marine sanctuary in the Pacific, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the beauty of Seattle in the winter snow, HERE.

Good Times: Today is Mickey Mouse’s birthday! Celebrate by watching his very first film appearance in the seminal short subject, “Steamboat Willie”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to a less-known but AMAZING Pearl Jam tune, “State of Love and Trust”, performed here on MTV’s Unplugged in 1992, HERE.

Good News: High school students in Tasmania have saved their school $44,000 in utility bills thanks to their clever overhaul of the energy use, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Aristotle!

Good To Know: A great fact about the history of tea in tea bags.

Good News: An engineering student from England’s Bath University has created a low-cost, highly efficient clothes washing machine that could change the game for people the world over! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Watch a gorgeous aerial video of Seattle’s scenic downtown area, Link HERE.

Good For You: The classic Hollywood film “The Adventures of Robin Hood” with Errol Flynn from 1938 is definitely Good For You. Watch the vintage trailer HERE.

Sounds Good: Today’s deep cut is A Tribe Called Quest’s brilliant “Check The Rhime”. Watch them perform it live on Letterman in 1992, HERE

Good News: The UK Parliament has FINALLY passed their first environmental legislation since 1995, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Paulo Coehlo.

Good To Know: Some…interesting information about the history of Tea.

Good News: New research shows that Whole Genome Sequencing is a powerful tool for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of unusual diseases, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Continuing to explore beautiful Seattle, check out the delightful Tillicum Place Cafe in the Belltown neighborhood, for their legendary Dutch Baby pancakes, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More great, but lesser known, music from amazing artists: Listen to Peter Gabriel and Paula Cole performing his underrated song, “Don’t Give Up”, Link HERE.

Good News: Research out of Germany gives scientific proof of the physiological benefits of regular mindfulness and meditation, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Starting off a week on wisdom, we hear a great quote from Mark Twain.

Good To Know: A genuinely startling fact about tea.

Good News: A new report shows an incredible turnaround in the overall health of the mighty Thames River in London, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A gorgeous video showing you why Seattle is so darned beautiful…

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Beginning a weeklong theme exploring “deep cuts” from artists mostly known for one or two hits, we start with Thomas “She Blinded Me With Science” Dolby’s less-known but no less amazing “Screen Kiss”, Link HERE.

Good News: Research from King’s College London shows that the HPV vaccine dramatically decreases the incidence of cervical cancer, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about a certain chain of coffee shops…

Good News: Check out this delightful and thought-provoking “Top 40” list of things people in the UK are striving towards, HERE.

Wonderful World: The mighty Mississippi River in the United States is one of the world’s great waterways, and you can find out how to take a cruise along it, HERE.

Good Company: Keanu Reeves is famously one of the nicest and most humble superstars in Hollywood, and he’s even more delightful when sitting on the ground, playing with puppies, answering questions HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz and swing trumpeter Buck Clayton! Watch and listen to him perform with an all-star band on the classic tune “Billie’s Bounce”, Link HERE.

Good News: The Dutch government is considering legislation that would drastically reduce plastic waste by targeting disposable coffee cups and more, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Mark Twain (again!)

Good To Know: Another unusual fact about coffee…

Good News: Back to the Netherlands again, this time to reflect on the great affection the Dutch have for cycling, and the many benefits thereof, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Among the most important waterways on Earth is the great Nile River in Egypt. Learn about how you can take a lovely cruise there, courtesy of Rick Steves, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: This would have been the birthday of the brilliant jazz musician Mose Allison! Check him out performing his classic “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy” back in 2005, HERE.

Good News: The government of the city of Paris is moving into the second phase of their plan to make the whole metro area 100% cyclable, link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly thought-provoking quote from George Bernard Shaw.

Good To Know: A pretty impressive fact about coffee…

Good News: At the COP26 conference, over 100 world leaders have pledged to end deforestation on Earth by 2030, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing to cruise around Europe, we head to the Burgundy region of France, courtesy of the great travel guru, Rick Steves. Watch it HERE.

Good For You: Said it before, say it again… There is no better chat show on TV than The Graham Norton Show out of the UK. Watch him interviewing the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, HERE.

Sounds Good: Speaking of that cast, behold the artistry and brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda on the track “Wrote My Way Out” from the Hamilton Mixtape, HERE.

Good News: One of the last living D-Day veterans in England is still raising money for charities that continue to create memorials to that battle, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great and thoughtful quote for your day.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about instant coffee!

Good News: Loggerhead Sea Turtle populations in Cape Verde are rebounding magnificently. Learn how and why HERE.

Wonderful World: More amazing river cruises today, this time along the mighty Danube river in Europe, with a splendid video about it all from Rick Steves, Link HERE

Bon Appetit: Check out the delights of the many historic and wonderful coffeehouses in Vienna, Austria, courtesy of a little tour video HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal jazz guitarist, Russell Malone! Dig his sound as a part of the Diana Krall Trio, performing “Hit That Jive, Jack” HERE.

Good News: An ever-growing group of kids and their parents are creating a bicycle caravan to schools in an effort to persuade local officials to create more bike-friendly roads in the area, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Start your week with a great quote from Groucho Marx!

Good To Know: Some genuinely surprising information about global coffee consumption.

Good News: The rewilding movement in the UK continues apace, now with some assistance from investors hoping to make the concept profitable! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes learning about the joys of taking a cruise along one of the great rivers of Europe, the mighty Rhine, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke to brighten your day!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant composer Scott Joplin! Listen to his classic piece “New Rag” as performed by the amazing Morton Gunnar Larsen, HERE

Good News: A drug which can cut hospitalization or death rates from Covid-19 in HALF has been approved for use in the UK, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Mark Twain on the universality of kindness…

Good To Know: A pretty surprising bit of trivia about a very famous painting of George Washington!

Good News: The government of France getting involved to help protect small bookstores from unfair advantages of online book giants, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a brief (sixty second!) farewell overview tour of the many wonders of Ireland, Link HERE.

Good Company: Learn a bit about the absolutely hilarious genius of Buster Keaton, someone who is always very Good Company. Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up the week-long theme of great jazz singers, take a listen to the brilliant Diana Krall from 1998, performing “I Don’t Know A Lot About You” with the amazing Russell Malone and Ben Wolfe on guitar and bass, HERE

Good News: The largest marine protected reserve in the Western Hemisphere will be created, thanks to an agreement made at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly powerful quote from Mark Twain.

Good To Know: A quirky little story about Calvin Coolidge and a raccoon.

Good News: The charitable organization kindness.org introduced a “Kindness Curriculum” to schools around the world last year, and it went so well, its getting expanded! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a two-minute aerial tour of one of the loveliest places in Ireland, the scenic and charming Dingle Peninsula, Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy Diwali! Today marks the beginning of this year’s Hindu Festival of Lights, one of the most important festivals of the year. Learn more about it from the BBC, HERE.

Sounds Good: As if Oscar Peterson weren’t brilliant enough as a piano player, he also had a splendid voice which happened to sound hauntingly like his friend Nat King Cole’s! Listen to him sing HERE.

Good News: The Dutch city of Utrecht is home to a brilliant social experiment called The Allotment, which combines an organic farm with a cafe and some forward-thinking employment practices, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from Mark Twain.

Good To Know: Some frankly shocking trivia about President Ulysses S. Grant…

Good News: Scientists and preservationists in Singapore are using a surprising material to help re-grow the endangered coral reefs there, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful few minutes to explore the splendor of the coastal city of Baltimore on the southern edge of Ireland, Link HERE.

Good For You: The relaxed and charming “Road To…” films of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are very Good For You, and you can hear them sing the theme song from “Road To Morocco” HERE.

Sounds Good: More Bing Crosby goodness, this time in the company of Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars, from the film “High Society”, performing “Now You Has Jazz”! Link HERE.

Good News: Michael J. Fox has raised over 1.5 BILLION dollars to find therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s Disease over the years, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very timely quote from Mark Twain for today!

Good To Know: A hilarious bit of trivia about President Harry Truman…

Good News: For the first time ever, renewable energy sources overtook fossil-fuel power in the energy grids of Europe, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Check out this outtake from the great show “Somebody Feed Phil” as the host, Phil Rosenthal, visits a brilliant little eatery in Dublin, HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing jazz vocals, this time from the godfather of it all, Louis Armstrong! Watch (and listen) to him swing “I Cover The Waterfront” in Copenhagen in 1933, HERE

Good News: New research shows that tap water (NOT pure water!) has a way of reacting with plastics to keep them from breaking down into harmful micro plastics, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from Mark Twain!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising bit of trivia about President Rutherford B. Hayes…

Good News: Solar “microgrids” are bringing much-needed power to the nation of Sierra Leone’s rural regions, thanks to a program funded by the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week of the beauty of Ireland, take a 4-minute stroll around the gorgeous capital city of Dublin, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke…

Sounds Good: Happy early birthday to the multi-award winning jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling! Check him out performing the classic “Nature Boy” backed by his trio and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Link HERE.

Good News: Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo is moving ahead with the next phase of her plans to make the city even more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Two great quotes to wrap up our week with the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain.

Good To Know: A truly odd fact about the wedding caterer for Woodrow Wilson’s wedding…

Good News: Two separate reports seem to highlight the value of whales in the fight agains carbon emissions on Earth, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a few minutes to learn about (and virtually visit) the oldest (?) Italian restaurant in Hollywood, Miceli’s just off Hollywood Boulevard! Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend about 25 minutes in the exceptionally Good Company of one of the greatest musicians and songwriters ever, the lovely Paul McCartney, as he appears on James Cordon’s Carpool Karaoke, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up our weeklong Jump Blues theme, we hear from one of the great modern bands to take up that genre, Swing Session/Stompy Jones! Check them out with their classic original line-up featuring the vocals of Pops Walsh, HERE.

Good News: A young man in London had made a million meal’s-worth of farmed food during the pandemic as part of his project, Edible London! Find out more HERE.

The Good Word: Another fantastic quote from Mark Twain!

Good To Know: A two-fer of trivia about U.S. president Zachary Taylor.

Good News: The New York Public Library system has decided to completely remove late fees from their policies as a way to make library use more equitable, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual flight over one of the loveliest bits of the coast of Southern California, Crystal Cove! Link HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated! You can now take a virtual tour of it…find out how that tour was created HERE.

Sounds Good: One of the pillars of Jump Blues music was the amazing blues shouter Wynonie Harris! Listen to his classic recording “Rock Mister Blues” HERE.

Good News: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s days may be numbered, thanks to the ongoing efforts of Boylan Slat and his engineering feats, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another great quote from Mark Twain!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about John Quincy Adams…

Good News: Vineyards in Napa Valley are turning to Barn Owls and other raptors to help control rodents and other pests rather than toxic pesticides, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing our tour of lesser-known highlights of Southern California, we visit the legendary Musso & Frank Grill, the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, Link HERE.

Good For You: Take a look at this great video about Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle and learn why it is very Good For You, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing Jump Blues music, this time from the great blues shouter Big Joe Turner, giving us his classic “Shake, Rattle and Roll”, HERE.

Good News: British Petroleum is creating a 750,000 panel solar array to help power a steel mill in Colorado, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly phenomenal quote from Mark Twain.

Good To Know: A deeply bizarre story about the death of George Washington…

Good News: A new anti-cancer drug derived from a Himalayan fungus is being trialled with some very promising results, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Check out the legendary Chinese-American Hollywood restaurant, the Formosa Cafe, and learn a thing or two about it’s history, HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing the week’s theme of great Jump Blues music, we turn to one of the greats of the genre, Louis Prima! Check out a blazingly swingin’ performance HERE.

Good News: An innovative company has created the world’s first “carbon negative” perfume and is bringing it to market soon! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classically sardonic quote from Mark Twain…

Good To Know: A fascinating group of facts about John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and their deaths!

Good News: A university researcher is creating a sustainable, non-petroleum based aviation fuel to continue to fight emissions and climate change, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week exploring some lesser-known attractions in southern California, we stop by Phillipe’s The Original, and their legendary French Dip sandwich, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: The first installment in our week celebrating Jump Blues music, we listen to an absolute classic: “Caldonia”, performed here by one of the fathers of Jump Blues, Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five. Check it out HERE.

Good News: The Republic of Ireland is introducing a pilot program to provide a basic weekly stipend to artists to help support their work, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The third and final stanza of the classic “To Autumn” by John Keats.

Good To Know: A fun little fact about pumpkins!

Good News: The very measure we use to fight climate change may also go a long way toward extending life expectancy in other ways, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes soaring over the beautiful capital of Australia, Canberra! Link HERE.

Good Company: Take some time today in the exceptionally Good Company of the genius of Jim Henson, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Today is the anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt! Listen to this extraordinary performance of his classic “Liebestraum” performed by Lang Lang, HERE.

Good News: A new means of recycling plastic, based on a plant enzyme, is being trialled with the hopes of revolutionizing the whole industry, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The next stanza of “To Autumn” by John Keats…

Good To Know: A surprising fact about the history of pumpkins!

Good News: Scientists have found a naturally-occurring antibiotic that could potentially eradicate Lyme Disease with no adverse side effects! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the beauty of the Australian city of Brisbane from the air, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Listen to the fond reminiscences of the birthday boy, Fayard Nicholas, as he recounts his lifelong friendship with fellow tap dancer, Fred Astaire, HERE.

Good News: An incredible scientific trial has shown incredible promise in eliminating the species of mosquito that carries dengue, yellow fever, and Zika! Link HERE.

The Good Word: The first stanza in John Keats’s classic poem “To Autumn”.

Good To Know: A truly impressive bit of pumpkin trivia!

Good News: The city of Shenzhen in China is building the first “Farmscraper”, a building with a vertical farm constructed on its exterior! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the beauty of the city of Perth in Western Australia with a delightful video HERE.

Good For You: The works of PG Wodehouse are ALWAYS Good For You. Check out the opening scene of the “Jeeves and Wooster” TV series, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the self-proclaimed “Inventor of Jazz”, Jelly Roll Morton! Listen to him playing his stunningly intricate show-piece “Finger Breaker”, right HERE.

Good News: An amazing new innovation in immunotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer is being trialled in the UK which may lessen the need for chemo, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful poem celebrating Autumn, by John Clare.

Good To Know: A great fact about pumpkins!

Good News: Asphalt may be getting a spray-on treatment that could lower ambient temperatures and reduce the nitrous oxide levels nearby, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about the delightful city of Adelaide in Australia, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Stick around Adelaide for awhile and you might wander past Hains & Co., a nautically-themed cocktail spot! Watch one of their talented staff mix you a cocktail, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the late, great singer Anita O’Day! Watch her in her band-singer days as she swings the classic “Let Me Off Uptown”, HERE.

Good News: Amur Tiger populations in China are bouncing back from the brink, thanks to some great efforts on the part of the Chinese government, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid autumn poem from Emily Bronte.

Good To Know: The first of a week’s worth of trivia about pumpkins!

Good News: An amazing new development in the area of water purification has far reaching implications for the whole world, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes soaring over the gorgeous Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly good (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of themes important musicians in the world, the great Wynton Marsalis. Listen to him perform “Amazing Grace” HERE.

Good News: Jane Goodall has added her voice to the UN’s call to plant a TRILLION trees by 2030, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very important quote from Henry David Thoreau…

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about M&M candies!

Good News: The Greater One-Horned Rhino has seen its population rebound dramatically, from 100 to 3,700, thanks in large part to the defeat of poachers, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this hugely inspiring and tantalizing video all about the wonders of Bolivia in South America, produced by Expedia, HERE.

Good Company: It’s hard to think of better company than the great Louis Armstrong. Watch this lovely interview he gave in 1968, HERE.

Sounds Good: And as long as you’re enjoying Louis Armstrong’s interview, why not listen to him play some tunes at Disneyland back in 1962, Link HERE.

Good News: Scientists have found a new approach to treating atopic dermatitis using information about a gene connection, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Something important to keep in mind, courtesy of Epictetus.

Good To Know: A bit of trivia about the origin of Milky Way bars!

Good News: A Denver-area man, and his 9-year-old daughter, have created a nonprofit to deliver used RVs to victims of wildfires and other in need, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let the good people of Lonely Planet guides show you another delightful introductory videos, this time about beautiful Colombia! Link HERE

Good Times: On this date, back in 1964, the Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the late, great bassist, Ray Brown! Listen to him enthrall you with a solo performance of Duke Ellington’s “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”, Link HERE

Good News: A supermarket chain in The Netherlands is instituting “chat checkouts” to help combat loneliness, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great and important quote from Mark Twain!

Good To Know: A startling bit of trivia about Kit Kat bars in Japan…

Good News: Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have teamed up to produce a documentary series about innovations to save the Earth. Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing our tour of South America, check out this splendid little introduction to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lonely Planet, HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Listen to well over an hour of lovely melodies from Giuseppe Verdi and his music for Oboe and Piano, HERE.

Good News: A new motor vehicle company, Rivian Automotive, is releasing a new EV truck with some truly incredible features, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely thought from Ella Fitzgerald!

Good To Know: A pretty funny fact about the creator of Tootsie Rolls…

Good News: An former engineering student from the UK has created a hand-cranked washing machine to provide the dignity of clean clothes to refugees across the world. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the majesty and wonder of Torres Del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region of Chile in an astonishing video HERE.

Bon Appetit: Check out an innovative and entertaining restaurant in South America, the remarkable Proper in Bueno Aires, courtesy of your host Phil Rosenthal! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Another incredible birthday this week, the drummer, bandleader, and incubator of jazz talent Art Blakey! Watch him and one of the first iterations of his Jazz Messengers as they perform the classic “Moanin'”, HERE.

Good News: Mexico has become the first country in North America to completely ban animal testing for cosmetics, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the philosopher-poet Hafez.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about a beloved candy treat!

Good News: The beautiful city of Alicante in Spain has decided to put out dozens of “double-chairs” on their popular pedestrian esplanade, to encourage chatting! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Time to explore the wonders of South America, starting with the stunning sights of Peru! Check it out HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison! Watch him share his brilliance at the age of 78, on the classic tune “Exactly Like You”, HERE.

Good News: A new design for an artificial kidney has been trialled, powered by blood pressure! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant thought from Helen Keller.

Good To Know: A little bit of trivia about “writing with light”…

Good News: A charitable group in London is campaigning to reimagine some great uses for the excess of parking spaces in that city, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a trip both across the waves and back in time, with this charming collection of silent film clips of Honolulu in the late teens and early 1920s, Link HERE.

Good Company: Listen to some recollections of the great Mister Rogers, courtesy of one of his friends and chroniclers, Tom Junod, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (tomorrow) to the great Romantic Era composer Camille Saint-Saens. Listen to his timeless piece “The Swan” in the hands of pianist Kathryn Stott and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Link HERE.

Good News: A new form of battery is in the works that adds sugar to lithium-sulfur technology to create a better rechargeable battery for the future, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another thoughtful quote from Helen Keller.

Good To Know: A truly surprising fact about visible light.

Good News: A brand new, entirely self-sustaining motor home has been developed in the Netherlands that runs wholly on solar power! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a virtual tour of the rugged and stunning landscape of the North Shore of Oahu, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of the icons of jazz and swing music, Jo Jones! Check out a mind-blowing drum solo from 1960, right HERE.

Good News: A great initiative is on the way to add more forest to over 500,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A beautiful thought from Helen Keller.

Good To Know: A pretty impressive fact about Easy Bake ovens.

Good News: A new form of product label is coming to Europe to help consumers know more about the ecological impact of their food purchases. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Watch this breathtaking high-definition video footage of the gorgeous windward side of the island of Oahu, HERE.

Good For You (?): Check out this great video about some of the best poke to be had in Honolulu, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Want some amazing music in your day? Behold the glory that is Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald duetting on some classics of American music, HERE.

Good News: More great news about the resurgence of wild beavers in the UK, nearly 400 years after they were hunted to extinction there. Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly lovely quote from Helen Keller.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about light in the oceans…

Good News: A great financial commitment from the UK government to help plant 1 million trees in the next year, as a part of a plan to add 50 million, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu is home to the Mai Tai Bar. Learn more about this Tiki classic, HERE.

Sounds Good: October 5th is the anniversary of the birth of the revolutionary jazz bassist, Jimmie Blanton. Listen to a duet of him with Duke Ellington, HERE.

Good News: Climate Visuals is an online photography project that puts a spotlight on creative solutions to the various problems of climate change, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from the amazing Helen Keller.

Good To Know: A really surprising fact about the speed of light!

Good News: Some of the wealthiest people on Earth have pledged $5 billion to help protect nature around the world.

Wonderful World: Take a little aerial tour over the gorgeous beaches and skyline of Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly ration of dad-joke humor…

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to one of the greatest tap dancers of all time, Jimmy Slyde! Watch his delightful performance at the White House, HERE.

Good News: A particular piece of music written by Mozart shows promise for treating medication-resistant epilepsy, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another truly great thought from HIs Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: A bit of history about fashion logos…

Good News: A Canadian startup company is taking a brand new and very unusual approach to the idea of nuclear fusion power, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a splendid virtual trip to Hawaii AND back in time, with a vintage travelogue about Waikiki from the 1930s, HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Spend a lovely few minutes in the very Good Company of the great musician Jack Johnson as he sings a bright and uplifting song with some friends in Hawaii, HERE.

Good News: 3D Printing Technology took another step forward as the longest printed concrete bridge was opened in The Netherlands, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly important reminder from the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: A brilliant fact about a wedding dress.

Good News: Spain takes a great step toward a greener society by announcing a ban on plastic wrap on supermarket produce starting in 2023, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a soothing virtual walking tour of the beautiful Byodo-In Temple on Oahu, a replica of a buddhist temple in Japan. The link is HERE.

Good Times: On This Date in history, Babe Ruth hit his 60th Home Run in one season, setting a record that would stand until Roger Maris broke it in 1961.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the brilliant jazz and swing drummer, Buddy Rich. Watch an absolutely incendiary performance he gave of “Hawaiian War Chant” just a few months before he passed away at age 69, HERE.

Good News: You can stay in a human-sized version of Winnie-The-Pooh’s home in the Hundred Acre Wood in a BearBnB…Link HERE

The Good Word: A very helpful quote from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: A very surprising fact about the history of bra technology…

Good News: The first 5-Nation UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has been created to protect the “Amazon of Europe”, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a real-time virtual hike to the famed Waimea Falls on the North Shore of Oahu, HERE.

Good For You: Classic Disney cartoons are definitely Good For You, and you can watch just HOURS of them right HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out this brilliant collection of vintage Hawaiian guitar music from the 1920s and 1930s for a dose of classic tropical goodness, HERE.

Good News: A giant fossil discovered by a group of New Zealand school kids turns out to be an ancient giant penguin, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lengthy but lovely quote from His Holiness The Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about fashion magazines!

Good News: A study shows that acts of kindness done by college-age students has a measurable effect on their sense of well-being.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Take a virtual trip to Oahu to Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha to experience a Hawaiian classic dish, shave ice, and the spirit of Aloha as embodied in Uncle Clay, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the amazing jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton! Check out a brilliant performance of his alongside the phenomenal Ray Brown Trio, HERE.

Good News: A couple with a long history of supporting animal and nature conservation around the world has now donated $100 Million to an organization in Africa, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: A surprising little fact about America and blue jeans…

Good News: A defunct dam on the Green River in Kentucky is now to be removed, restoring health and vitality to hundreds of species, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a lovely flight over Honolulu thanks to some amazing Hi Definition drone footage, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of third-grader-level hilarity…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to two jazz geniuses, George Gershwin and Bud Powell! Check out Powell playing Gershwin’s “Get Happy” HERE!

Good News: China has announced plans to stop funding overseas coal-fueled power plants, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another truly brilliant quote from Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Another way to think about the season of Autumn…

Good News: The historical preservation organization English Heritage is instituting an “hour of contemplation” at abbeys and priories in the UK to encourage more tranquillity, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a few minutes to explore one of the great art museums of Europe, the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany! Link HERE.

Good Company: The genius of Lin Manuel Miranda is made more powerful because of his enormous heart and work for the greater good. Listen to an amazing speech he gave in 2016, HERE.

Sounds Good: On this day in 1913, the great baritone singer and vintage wester actor Herb Jeffries was born! Listen to his phenomenal recording of Duke Ellington’s “Jump For Joy” from 1940, HERE.

Good News: Indigenous groups have kept many destructive fossil fuel projects from getting underway in North America! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A powerful quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: A very cool fact about the official start date(s) of Autumn…

Good News: A new report gives hope that we as a global community are headed for the end of coal power worldwide, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Munich is home to one of the great Philharmonic Orchestras on Earth! Check them out with a stunning performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz saxophonist and musical revolutionary, John Coltrane! Listen to him and his quartet, with guest Stan Getz, perform the classic “Autumn Leaves” HERE.

Good News: Kuwait is turning a landfill of 42 million used tires into a “green city” as they transition to a post-oil world, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thoughtful quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: A little pumpkin-related trivia…sort of…

Good News: Australia’s Eastern Barred Bandicoot has been upgraded from Extinct In The Wild to merely Endangered, thanks to the efforts of conservationists. Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the food delights of the Christmas Markets of Munich, HERE.

Good For You: There are few things more Good For You than the pleasant and life-affirming delights of The Great British Bake Off. Check out the words of fan-favorite Nadyia Hussain, HERE.

Sounds Good: Revel in the musical sounds of tap dancing, and the feet of the late, great dancer and choreographer Miriam Nelson! Learn a bit about her HERE.

Good News: The rewilding concept is being considered as a means to heal the deforestation of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A fantastic quote from Archbishop Tutu!

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about all those amazing colors of Autumn.

Good News: There are amazing things that connect us all when we listen to stories or music together…

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes taking in the beautiful sights of Munich and its central square, Marienplatz! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Munich is more than just beer and bratwurst! Check out this amazing video that highlights some of the many great meals to be had there…HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great bass player Leroy “Slam” Stewart! Watch him perform one of his signature hits, “The Flat Foot Floogie” HERE.

Good News: A San Francisco-area housing complex is including an onsite organic farm for the residents to use and help with, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important and lovely quote from Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about squirrels in autumn!

Good News: Italy has taken steps to protect and preserve “monumental trees” for generations to come, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Starting off a week of sights in beautiful Munich, today’s focus is on the legendary annual Oktoberfest, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly awesome joke (?)

Sounds Good: September 19th is the anniversary of the birth of the great big band singer Helen Ward! Listen to her rendering of the classic “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” HERE.

Good News: An e-Cargo bike rental plan is coming to the London suburb of Hackney with hope to expand and bring low-cost, emission-less transport across the city, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another powerful quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: A faintly hilarious fact about the British crown jewels…

Good News: Monks Wood Wilderness was a rewilding experiment before that term existed, and it started 60 years ago! Learn more about it HERE.

Wonderful World: One of the great art museums in the U.S. is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. Check it out in a brilliant video HERE.

Good Company: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu is very Good Company indeed. Spend some time with him and his bestie, the Dalai Lama, HERE.

Sounds Good: Bhangra music is good for your soul and irresistible dance music. Check out a great selection from the soundtrack of “Bend It Like Beckham” in a playlist HERE.

Good News: Check out this soul-enriching news item about cooperation between states as well as Native American tribes and Mexico to mitigate the problems of drought in the Southwest, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another powerful quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: A pretty weird fact about King James IV…

Good News: The Strand area of London is getting a massive transformation into an amazing and art-centric vehicle-free zone, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The Seattle Asian Art Museum got an incredible renovation a few years ago and emerged as an even MORE brilliant destination. Check it out HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: This day is the anniversary of the birth of the great Jazz singer and creator of Vocalese, Jon Hendricks! Spend some time in his company HERE.

Good News: Taiwan is transforming an abandoned airport into a phenomenally beautiful and thought-provoking public park, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from Albert Schweitzer…

Good To Know: A remarkable fact about water in space!

Good News: Another major step has been taken toward reliable nuclear fusion, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a virtual visit to one of the loveliest museums in Paris, La Musee de l’Orangerie, Link HERE.

Good For You: The sweet and optimistic charms of the AppleTV+ series “Ted Lasso” is undeniably Good For You.

Sounds Good: Check out a breathtaking and supremely catchy performance of “Tilted” by Christine and the Queens on Graham Norton, HERE.

Good News: Beijing and Hubei province have recorded their lowest levels of air pollution since record-keeping began! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly important quote to remember, from Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: Something you probably didn’t know about strawberries.

Good News: A new all-electric rail company is about to launch service between London and Edinburgh and at VERY reasonable prices! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Listen to Rick Steves explain some of the many marvels of London’s phenomenal National Gallery, HERE.

Bon Appetit: The late-night kitchen wizardry of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is on full display as he makes a quick and tasty tortilla pizza, soon to be a staple on your menu! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Obinrin Trio is a mysterious music group from Brazil, giving the world some hypnotically beautiful music. Listen HERE.

Good News: A new factory in Iceland has debuted, with the ability to sequester CO2 underground indefinitely! Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wonderful words from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: Some good trivia about tornadoes…

Good News: The government of the Netherlands is taking steps to keep affordable housing actually affordable in their biggest cities, link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out a splendid video highlighting just some of the great sights to see at Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly bit of humor!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week of amazing new and unusual music from around the world, dig the sounds and style of Khruangbin, Link HERE.

Good News: Sweden is building the world’s largest recycling plant, capable of handling the entire nation’s waste annually! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: Two amazing sisters and their remarkable travel in 1916…

Good News: The Tower Hamlets borough of London has introduced a “bicycle library”, providing free access to bicycles and safety training for all! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The classic beauty of New England in the autumn season…Link HERE.

Good For You: The incredible dance artistry of the Nicholas Brothers is always Good For You. Watch some more of it HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy early birthday to the greatest crooner of the modern era, Harry Connick, Jr.! Watch and listen to his performance of Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, HERE.

Good News: The Scottish Government is trialling a plan to provide bicycles to disadvantaged youths in the area, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly vital quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: The reason behind why bubble gum is pink.

Good News: Germany has planted a biodiverse forest near Cologne in an effort to take a step toward fighting climate change, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Exploring the beauty of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere with a lovely little video highlighting the fall colors in Adelaide, South Australia! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first appearance on TV on September 9th, 1956 on the Ed Sullivan Show! Link HERE

Good News: Researchers in Switzerland are working on a way to make your wood floors generate power when walked on! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A powerful quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about lobsters…

Good News: 4 species of tuna are recovering amazingly well thanks to global conservation efforts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this delightful video showing off the marvelous autumn colors of Seattle, HERE.

Good For You + Sounds Good: Take some time to watch the phenomenally informative and entertaining documentary, “Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong” HERE.

Good News: A team of scientists have recently completed a survey and conference to help preserve the recently discovered and endangered Pink Iguana, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote from Dr. Albert Schweitzer…

Good To Know: A somewhat unsettling fact about your skin.

Good News: A “regenerative demonstration farm” in the Netherlands is showing the whole world how to rethink agriculture for a new age, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn how to mix the ideal martini, guided by one of the great bartenders of our age, Jim Meehan, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Sounds Good: Take in the gorgeous sights of autumn in New York, and listen to Sarah Vaughn serenade you with the song of the same name, HERE.

Good News: An apartment complex in New Orleans keeps the lights on after Hurricane Ida thanks to a solar array built into the roof! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An inspirational thought from the great Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Good To Know: A mind-blowing fact about a simple deck of cards.

Good News: Engineering scientists have developed a remarkable new bio-adhesive for medical use, based on barnacles! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the splendor of the changing autumn leaves in Ireland, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary New Orleans jazz pioneer, Buddy Bolden! Check out Wynton Marsalis and his Tentet playing Buddy Bolden’s Blues HERE.

Good News: Spain’s endangered Bearded Vultures are on the rebound thanks to conservation efforts! Link HERE

The Good Word: A truly quote from JRR Tolkien’s lesser known work “The Children of Hùrin”…

Good To Know: An great bit of trivia about the length of a day!

Good News: Leaded gasoline (petrol) is finally a thing of the global past, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Explore the overwhelming majesty of Cologne Cathedral and learn a thing or two along the way, HERE.

Good Company: Another ode to the King of Chat/Talk Shows, the great Graham Norton! Check out a heart-warming compilation HERE!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, brilliant jazz artist, Gerald Wilson! Check him out with his orchestra in 1962 performing his arrangement of Duke Ellington’s classic “Perdido”, HERE!

Good News: A fascinating new form of irrigation promises to revolutionize agriculture in drought-ridden areas of the world, link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly lovely quote from JRR Tolkien…

Good To Know: An interesting little anecdote about time in London in the late 19th Century.

Good News: Preservationists working with the endangered Vancouver Island Marmot have discovered a whole new colony of them! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a leisurely, lovely, and informative stroll through the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Hard Bop pianist Horace Silver! Check him out performing his classic tune “Song For My Father” in Copenhagen in 1965, HERE.

Good News: Check out all the good things that have happened in the year since the Great American Outdoors Act was passed! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly excellent quote from JRR Tolkien!

Good To Know: A startling fact about the most accurate clock yet built!

Good News: Yet more compelling evidence about the benefits of meditation! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a splendid virtual tour of the lovely St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, HERE.

Good For You: Spending a few minutes watching the relaxed and joyful Graham Norton Show is always Good For You. Try it HERE.

Sounds Good: Clifford Brown was one of the most beloved musicians of his time. Check out his artistry on one of his own compositions, “Joy Spring”, HERE.

Good News: Actor Chow Yun Fat plans to donate his entire $714 Million fortune to charity, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important-to-remember quote from The Lord Of The Rings.

Good To Know: Some amazing perspective about the vastness of cosmic time scales.

Good News: The AirBnB organization is housing 20,000 Afghan refugees all over the world, from the ongoing crisis. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take in the beauty and serenity of the very historic and lovely St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Watch the bar manager of the great cocktail spot Bar Termini as she mixes up a classic drink in that splendid spot! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th Century, Willie Bryant! Listen to the segment to learn about him, and then watch him HERE.

Good News: A young Irish inventor figured out a way to use magnetized water to remove micro plastics from the oceans and waterways of the world, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from JRR Tolkien!

Good To Know: An amazing fact about the smallest unit of time…

Good News: FINALLY, some good news from the Great Barrier Reef! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week exploring some beautiful cathedrals, visit the glorious Canterbury Cathedral in England! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of groan-worthy humor…

Sounds Good: Happy (belated) birthday to the game-changing jazz genius Charlie Parker! Listen to his seminal tune “Ornithology” HERE.

Good News: The legendary performer and French Resistance fighter Josephine Baker will be inducted to the Pantheon in Paris! Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more brilliant quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A truly astonishing fact about the size of the great Pacific Ocean.

Good News: A coalition of nations, led by Denmark and Costa Rica, is forming with the aim of ending fossil fuel dependence, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this lovely little unused scene from “Somebody Feed Phil”‘s Lisbon episode, HERE.

Good Company: Spend several minutes listening to the remarkable wisdom of the amazing author, speaker and thinker Alan Watts. Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the incomparable Lester Young! Listen to the entirety of his lovely album “Lester Young with The Oscar Peterson Trio” HERE.

Good News: An important milestone in the aviation industry — a hybrid plane is taking to the skies over the UK, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A really important quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A wonderfully surprising factoid about our oceans…

Good News: A little story of how one person can change the environment around them in a small but significant way, and then inspire others to do the same, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this delightful clip of Phil Rosenthal in a brilliant Copenhagen restaurant called “Manfred’s”, HERE.

Good Times: Today we celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women their right to vote!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to jazz legend Branford Marsalis! Enjoy his rapturous performance of the jazz classic “Stardust”, HERE.

Good News: The Indiana Department of Transportation is trialling a means of electrifying roads in order to charge up electric vehicles as they move! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: An impressive (and humbling) fact about life in our waters.

Good News: A Polish Olympic medalist auctioned off her silver medal to help raise funds for an 8-month-old Polish boy in need of heart surgery, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: More amazing Phil Rosenthal! Check out this unused but wonderful scene from his visit to beautiful Mexico City, HERE.

Good For You: The many, many works of P.G. Wodehouse are definitely Good For You. Listen to Stephen Fry tell you why, HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the birth, on this day in 1918, of the brilliant composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein! Watch him conduct AND perform “Rhapsody In Blue” with the New York Philharmonic, HERE.

Good News: A hair salon owner has come up with a brilliant and resourceful means to handle crude oil spills, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and important quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A truly impressive bit of trivia about the ocean…

Good News: Some amazingly good news about the second largest rainforest in the world, Salonga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: More heartwarming goodness and mouthwatering food with an outtake from Phil Rosenthal’s Dublin episode of “Somebody Feed Phil”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Another amazing birthday to celebrate! Gene Kelly was born on this day in 1912, and his singing is often overlooked. Listen to his charming performance of “I Got Rhythm” HERE.

Good News: Americans are recycling and/or repurposing lots of their plastic wares around the home, more than expected!

The Good Word: Revisiting a great quote from Mister Rogers…

Good To Know: A surprising fact about our planet’s amazing oceans!

Good News: A steel manufacturer is producing their product with entirely green processes and delivered their first shipment recently! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore an amazing, cutting edge restaurant in beautiful Buenos Aires, courtesy of the amazing Phil Rosenthal, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of “Dad Joke” material…

Sounds Good: Yesterday was the birthday of Claude Debussy! Listen to one of his most famous works, “Clair De Lune”, performed by a master: Victor Borge (seriously!) Link HERE.

Good News: A study recently released demonstrates that the 1987 ban on CFCs in response to the hole in the ozone layer prevented an additional 1 degree C rise in global temps, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more lovely quote from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh stories.

Good To Know: Another fascinating fact about candy!

Good News: A new educational center devoted to Scotland’s rewilding movement is being built near Loch Ness, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Winding up a week in Austria, we visit the gorgeous and historic city of Innsbruck, Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few brief but delightful minutes in the very Good Company of Phil Rosenthal as he answers a few random questions, HERE.

Sounds Good: One more great Oscar Peterson bit! Listen to the entirety of his brilliant 1959 album “A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra”, Link HERE.

Good News: The State of California is allocating $1 million to help preserve and protect the rapidly dwindling numbers of Monarch Butterflies there, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly lovely quote from A.A. Milne.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about the “Sugar Daddy” candy.

Good News: Residents of the scenic Cornwall region of the UK are taking it upon themselves to clean up their beloved coastline from rubbish, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out a delightful tourism video about the splendors of the city of Salzburg, Vienna! It’s HERE.

Good Times: Today is the birthday of the musical genius, Eddie Durham! Listen to his amplified guitar solo on the tune “Hittin’ The Bottle”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Nothing much here, just what I consider my favorite jazz or swing song of all time. Listen to the Oscar Peterson Trio’s performance of “Moten Swing” HERE.

Good News: Kiwi birds in New Zealand are showing strong signs of a comeback, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another delightful quote (two actually!), from A.A. Milne.

Good To Know: Interesting trivia about Necco Wafers!

Good News: Scientists and engineers have developed a new form of solar paneling that can actually be PRINTED on conventional printing technology, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a short virtual tour of the splendid Christmas markets of Salzburg and Vienna, HERE.

Good For You: Howard Pyle’s brilliant “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood” is classic literature and definitely Good For You. Check out the audiobook HERE.

Sounds Good: Revel the the joy of two masters playing music together — Oscar Peterson and Count Basie spend three minutes swinging “Jumpin’ At The Woodside”, HERE.

Good News: France is passing legislation to force cigarette manufacturers to pick up 80% of the cleanup costs associated with cigarette butts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from A.A. Milne, via Eeyore!

Good To Know: An amazing statistic about American candy bars…

Good News: A charitable organization in the UK and Ireland is giving the homeless a step up by training them to become baristas, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Take a stroll through scenic and historic Vienna, and sample some of the amazing foods in the local cafes! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing our celebration of all things Oscar Peterson-ish, dig a performance of “Bags’ Groove” by the Trio in Denmark in 1964! Link HERE.

Good News: A new fleet of freight trucks are hitting the roads with new tech to fight carbon emissions, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Eeyore leads off a week of lovely quotes from A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie-The-Pooh stories.

Good To Know: A fun historical fact about Snickers candy bars…

Good News: The United Steelworkers Union is helping to convert a former steel mill in Maryland into a factory for wind turbine parts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A weeklong celebration of Austria kicks off with some of the delightful vintage coffeehouses of Vienna, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke of questionable humorous value…

Sounds Good: Yesterday was Oscar Peterson’s birthdays we are celebrating him all week long, starting with a hard-swingin’ performance of “Tonight” from West Side Story, performed in Denmark in 1964, Link HERE.

Good News: A very small fish is making a very big comeback in Scotland! Find out more HERE.

The Good Word: A wonderful bit of verse about kindness, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Good To Know: A really impressive fact about flowers….

Good News: Beavers have returned in a big way to the UK, and Scotland in particular. Check out more information HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about the splendid chocolatier L.A. Burdick in Cambridge, MA, and the incredible drinking chocolate they serve, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the exceptionally Good Company of Louis Armstrong and listen to him reminisce HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (tomorrow!) to the late, great tap dancer Jeni LeGon! Watch her legendary first film appearance dancing alongside Bill Robinson, HERE.

Good News: The government of Thailand has banned some suntan lotions in an effort to protect their gorgeous coral reefs, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The delightful poem “Rain In Summer” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Good To Know: A fun little fact about foxglove…

Good News: A 10-year-old boy in Fort Worth, Texas, is trying to donate half a million books to charity! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing to two about the charming 18th-century Christ Church Cambridge, HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph! Learn a bit about that, and its FASCINATING French precursor, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday (August 11th!) to the great jazz and swing pianist, Jess Stacy! Listen to his justly famous piano solo on “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, HERE.

Good News: Cargo bicycles are poised to help deliver freight throughout London with more efficiency and less carbon emissions than traditional transport, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Good To Know: A startling fact about thistles…

Good News: “Energy-positive” homes in the country of Wales are producing more energy than they consume! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out a brief but surprisingly compelling video about the cool things to see and do in Harvard Square, HERE.

Good For You: Learning interesting things is always Good, so check out the YouTube channel “Great Art Explained” to deepen your knowledge about artistic masterpieces like this one HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday (August 8th!) to the brilliant blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon! Listen to his genius and some great interviews HERE.

Good News: An environmental startup in India is taking on “unrecycleable” plastics and convert them into usable paneling for construction, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Good To Know: A pretty cool fact about tulip bulbs.

Good News: The Swiss city of Basel has over one million square meters of green roofing on their buildings. Find out why HERE.

Wonderful World / Bon Appetit: Learn a thing or two about the phenomenal “Formaggio Market” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and their remarkable cheeses, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the brilliant swing and RnB bandleader Lucky Millinder! Check out his killer band and the amazing singing of Annisteen Anderson, HERE.

Good News: The Glenfiddich distillery in Scotland is fueling a new generation of delivery trucks with biofuels created from the distillery process itself! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A quote from the great poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Good To Know: A startling fact about roses…

Good News: The global shipping company DHL Express has created a fleet of zero-emission electric aircraft, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out an amazing National Historic Site: Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly brilliant* joke…

Sounds Good: Listen to a performance of “I Can’t Get Started” from the legendary jazz musician Benny Carter, HERE.

*joke may not actually be brilliant.

Good News: Cows may hold a key to breaking down and eliminating the plastics used to make single-use plastics, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Jane Austen.

Good To Know: Another mind-blowing fact about trees!

Good News: The U.S. state of Maine has enacted sweeping legislation to ban “forever chemicals”, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Craigie On Main is a great restaurant in Boston, and the Craigie Burger is justifiably famous. Find out why HERE.

Good Company: Take a few restorative minutes in the very Good Company of Mister Rogers, HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in 1962, swinging his hit song “Satin Doll”, Link HERE.

Good News: Spain has approved a sweeping new piece of legislation aimed to combat climate change, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A potent quote from Jane Austen…

Good To Know: More amazing information about trees!

Good News: Vietnam joins in the global REforestation efforts and commits to planting one BILLION trees by 2025, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes exploring some of the incredible historic sites packed into Boston, all along the Freedom Trail, Link HERE.

Good Times: Not exactly related to this day in history, but still important, check out this great video about Henry David Thoreau and Walden, HERE.

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra reach a big point in their creative output in 1940, and we check in on that era with the classic “Ko Ko”, Link HERE.

Good News: The Great Ocean Garbage Patch may be eradicated as soon as 2040 if “The Ocean Cleanup” systems have anything to say about it! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very relatable quote from Jane Austen…

Good To Know: A stunning fact about big trees!

Good News: Ten reasons why you feel so good when you spend some time in nature!

Wonderful World: Our visit to cool places in the Boston area continues at the brilliant craft cocktail spot, BackBar. Check it out HERE.

Good For You: Nature is good for you, and great literature is too. So spend a few minutes at Walden Pond to get a dose of both, HERE.

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington’s timeless “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” is up next. Learn about it and the watch a brilliant performance of it HERE.

Good News: A biotech company is revolutionizing the way artificial skin is created for burn victims, and the potential is amazing! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Jane Austen…

Good To Know: Another mind-boggling fact about trees!

Good News: An announcement from the nations around the Arctic Ocean to PREEMPTIVELY exclude commercial fishing there if climate change continues, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Learn about the amazing and charming bakery, Hi-Rise Bread Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and why it’s a local favorite, HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out Duke Ellington’s first “hit single” of his career, “East St. Louis Toodle-Oo” from 1927, HERE.

Good News: The U.S. government announces a halt to logging in the largest old-growth temperate rainforest on Earth, Tongass National Forest in Alaska! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to some serious wisdom from Jane Austen!

Good To Know: Learn something startling about trees…

Good News: Over 2,500 students in South Carolina have had their student debt ERASED, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week spent exploring Boston, with a visit to the historic U.S.S. Constitution, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly attempt at a decent joke…

Sounds Good: It’s a week of Duke Ellington’s amazing music, beginning with his performance of the first piece of music he ever wrote, “Soda Fountain Rag”, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant new map shows the extent of England’s incredible rewilding program Wild East, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from the brilliant Toni Morrison.

Good To Know: Another fascinating fact about our Universe.

Good News: Maine passes legislation to charge manufacturers for using non-recyclable packaging within their borders, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most amazing underwater features on Earth, HERE.

Good Company: Massimo Bottura is one of the greatest chefs alive today, and also one of the loveliest humans. Listen to his passionate joy HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of phenomenal underground and alternative hip-hop with Aesop Rock, a prolific lyrical genius. Learn about his style and brilliance HERE.

Good News: A wilderness reserve in New Mexico has expanded by 50% thanks to a private land grant, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More deep wisdom from Toni Morrison.

Good To Know: Another mind-blowing fact about our solar system!

Good News: A tech startup in Massachusetts is pioneering a new type of iron-based battery to create the “Holy Grail” of batteries for renewable power sources, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore one of the more unusual “underwater” places on Earth, Green Lake in Austria, and find out what makes it so odd…HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to one of the most important and innovative musicians ever, the jazz and swing guitarist Charlie Christian! Listen to loads of his brilliance HERE.

Sounds Good: Just a fantastic dance/hip-hop track, Rae & Christian featuring The Pharcyde on the genius song “It Ain’t Nothing Like”. Listen HERE.

Good News: A rock-climbing teen turns used climbing ropes into dog leashes and gives the money to animal shelters, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brief and powerful quote from Toni Morrison.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about all the humans on earth and a sugar cube.

Good News: Scientists and engineers at the University of Cambridge have developed a phenomenal new replacement for single-use plastics, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the amazing Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize, HERE.

Good For You: Make sure to follow Kitsap Humane Society on whatever social media you want, because they’re amazing. Check out an example of what they do, HERE.

Sounds Good: Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, is a BRILLIANT rapper whose underground rhymes are as brilliant today as when he started out many years ago. Check out his classic “Ghetto Rock” HERE.

Good News: An architectural firm in Los Angeles is providing tiny home villages for the homeless to provide “bridge housing” in the transition to permanent homes, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More deep wisdom from Toni Morrison.

Good To Know: Another mind-blowing fact about the universe…

Good News: Overnight rail travel is picking up steam (ahem) as an alternative to European short and medium haul routes, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the phenomenally beautiful underwater cave system of Sistema Dos Ojos in Mexico, HERE.

Bon Appetit: The legendary Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood is the oldest restaurant in Los Angeles. Find out what makes it so great (including their famous martini) in this clip, HERE.

Sounds Good: The uplifting brilliance of Somali-born Canadian rapper K’Naan shines through in his hit single “Waving Flag”. Check it out HERE.

Good News: Madrid is planting a giant ring forest around the perimeter of the city to help fight the “heat island” effect, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An absolutely brilliant quote from author Toni Morrison.

Good To Know: A pretty mind-blowing fact about your DNA and outer space…

Good News: Mussels might just be a big help in the global fight agains micro plastics in our oceans, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Exploring amazing underwater places around the world, we start with the Silfra Fissure in Iceland. Learn more about it HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of…humor…?

Sounds Good: Brilliant underground/alternative hip hop this week kicks off with the phenomenal track “Work It Out” by Jurassic 5.

Good News: Tiger conservation efforts in India have succeeded amazingly, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More deep wisdom from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: A very sweet and lovely bit of trivia about dogs.

Good News: Carbon emissions dropped significantly in the U.S. from 2019 – 2020, which is a very big deal! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Summertime in Seattle is all the sweeter when you can spend some time in a gorgeous botanic garden, so check out the Washington Park Arboretum, HERE.

Good Company: One of the most delightful, heartwarming and meaningful dance duets you’ll ever watch…Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. HERE.

Sounds Good: Watch the lovely and wistful final performance of Billie Holiday with Lester Young on “The Sound of Jazz” from 1957, HERE.

Good News: Neuroscientists from UCSF are developing a method to allow computers to directly create sentences on the screen from the brain activity of paralytics who cannot speak, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A powerful observation from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: A charming and surprising fact about dogs and yawning…

Good News: The government of Greenland has banned oil and gas exploration in the name of protecting the environment, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Seattle in the summertime is stunning. Want proof? Watch THIS

Good Times: Celebrating the birth, on this date, of the great artist Alexander Calder and learn about his importance and his gorgeous mobile sculptures, HERE.

Sounds Good: Another absolute GEM of a tune, “A Sailboat In The Moonlight”, performed by the incomparable Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra, featuring Lester Young, HERE.

Good News: Researchers are close to an out-and-out cure for Type-1 Diabetes, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: A mind-blowing bit of information about dogs…

Good News: Legislation is moving forward to re-protect some of the most beautiful and pristine landscape in Alaska, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take and honest-to-goodness virtual field trip to the Seattle Aquarium, HERE.

Good For You: Great swing dancing is absolutely Good For You, and this is some BRILLIANT swing dancing HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the genius of Billie Holiday and Lester Young, teaming up again on the brilliant Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields penned classic, “I Must Have That Man”, HERE

Good News: Saiga antelope populations in Kazakhstan are on the upswing thanks to successful conservation efforts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More knowledge from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: More amazing information about dogs!

Good News: The gender pay gap under the current White House administration is the narrowest it has ever been there, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about the stunningly beautiful Snoqualmie Falls, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Celebrating the glory of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese from Seattle, HERE.

Sounds Good: More brilliance from Billie Holiday & Lester Young, this time on “Me, Myself, and I” from 1937, Link HERE.

Good News: The UN has released a plan to stop the loss of global biodiversity with targest from both 2030 and 2050, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Beginning a weeks worth of wisdom from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good To Know: A startling fact about dogs and their owners!

Good News: The process of reintroducing beavers into the wild in the UK had a delightful milestone crossed this week with a birth! Offer your idea to name the little thing HERE.

Wonderful World: Starting a week celebrating the delights of Seattle in the summertime, we start with some history about the legendary Pike Place Market, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke to share with friends (or enemies!)

Sounds Good: The very first recording of Lester Young and Billie Holiday performing together, the remarkable “This Year’s Kisses”, from 1937! Link HERE.

Good News: A report in the UK shows that many “Culture Wars” are over-dramatized by media and politicians and things are better than they portray, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Yet more brilliant wisdom from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: Another startling fact about cats!

Good News: China announces that thanks to improvements in many ways, Giant Pandas are now classified as “Vulnerable” instead of “Endangered”, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide is an absolute delight! Find out why, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes learning some inspirational facts about the great Walt Disney, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Latin Jazz vibraphonist Cal Tjader! Check him out, along with an absolute ALL-STAR band, performing the hit “Guachi Guara”, HERE.

Good News: A phenomenal new type of single-use “plastic” has been invented utilizing the waste generated from beer brewing! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A heavy-duty bit of wisdom from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: Another amazing fact about cats! (And a really great word to boot…)

Good News: A list is out now ranking the best cities in the world for mental wellbeing, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: One of the loveliest cocktail bars in Adelaide, check out Maybe Mae, and one of their talented bartenders, HERE

Good Times + Sounds Good: July 15th is the birthday of the great songwriter Dorothy Fields! Celebrate by watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers perform one of her classics “Pick Yourself Up” in their delightful 1936 movie “Swing Time”, HERE

Good News: 101 Moon Bears have been rescued from captivity and moved to a care facility, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More words to live by from the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about the bones of cats…

Good News: Senegal begins to replant their incredibly important mangrove forests, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a brief but restorative virtual stroll through the wondrous Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Link HERE.

Good For You: Watching amazing dancing is always Good For You, so check out the smooth and swinging style of master tap dancer Jimmy Slyde, HERE.

Sounds Good: Watch the unbridled joy of George Michael onstage with the members of Queen at a Tribute to Freddie Mercury, as they perform “Somebody To Love” HERE.

Good News: India plants 250 MILLION trees in a single day, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More brilliance from His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: Another surprising fact about cats!

Good News: A previously unknown work by Picasso may have been found in an attic in Maine…Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Have a seat at the bar and enjoy the craft cocktails to be had at Hains & Co (Lifting Spirits!) in glorious Adelaide, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Stroll around the corner from Hains & Co to give yourself a chocolatey treat at the legendary Haigh’s Chocolates, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the swing-era bandleader Will Bradley! Check out his band swingin’ their biggest hit “Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar” LIVE at their peak, HERE.

Good News: Years of steps taken to protect their rainforests have paid off for the people of Indonesia, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Commencing a week of the wit and wisdom of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.

Good To Know: The first of a week’s worth of amazing facts about cats!

Good News: Amazing and encouraging news about progress being made in the national fight against cancer, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off five days exploring the lovely city of Adelaide in Australia, check out the Adelaide Central Market, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly good-ish joke, this time with some multi-lingual humor!

Sounds Good: Celebrate the birthday of the great jazz tenor sax player, Paul Gonsalves, with his most famous solo on Duke Ellington’s “Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue” at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, Link HERE.

Good News: Iceland has completed a five-year trial of a four-day work week, with spectacular results, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One last quote from Kurt Vonnegut for this week…

Good To Know: Another amazing bit of trivia about the human body!

Good News: The city of Manchester in the UK is taking a cue from NYCs legendary High Line park, and converting a disused railway viaduct into green space! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A weeklong tour of the great sights of Paris concludes today with the most iconic of structures, the Eiffel Tower. Learn more about it HERE.

Good For You: The brilliant talent, generous nature, and amazing career of comedy legend Jack Benny is the focus of a great documentary that is definitely Good For You, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of terrific film music, we listen to the soaring theme to “Out Of Africa”, composed by John Barry, and performed by the Chamber Orchestra of New York, HERE.

Good News: More and more amazing uses are being discovered for an indigenous tree in Indonesia, with far-reaching potential, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly lovely quote from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Good To Know: Another jaw-dropping fact about the human body!

Good News: Check out this amazing, innovative take on a streetlamp, being produced by a clever product design student in Germany, HERE.

Wonderful World: It doesn’t get much more wonderful that the serene beauty of the River Seine in Paris. Float above it for awhile, HERE.

Good Times: This Saturday would have been the birthday of the legendary jazz trumpeter, Cootie Williams! Listen to him perform the tune written for him by Duke Ellington, “Concerto For Cootie (Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me)” HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing our week of phenomenal film music, we listen to the BBC Proms performance of the music of Harry Potter (Hedwig’s Theme), HERE.

Good News: A Colombian startup has invented a phenomenal portable lantern that can produce electricity from seawater, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An inspiring quote from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Good To Know: A truly impressive fact about the strength of human bones.

Good News: A startup in India has created AA and AAA batteries using aloe vera to make the world’s first non-toxic, non-explosive battery, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Tour the masterworks of the Impressionist age in art at the gorgeous Musee d’Orsay in Paris, Link HERE.

Good For You: Anything Douglas Adams did was Good For You, and this appearance on Letterman from 1985 is no exception! Watch HERE.

Sounds Good: Revel in the unparalleled genius of John Williams and his iconic score for the Indiana Jones series of films. Watch the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle perform the music HERE

Good News: Florida passes the amazing Florida Wildlife Corridor Act, helping many endangered species to remain safe and protected, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant thought from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Good To Know: More amazing information about the human body…

Good News: Learn a bit about two facilities in New Zealand working to protect an imperiled penguin species called the “hoiho”, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the beauty of the hilltop Basilica de Sacre-Coeur in Paris, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: One of the most popular restaurant/cafes in all of Paris is an unassuming little falafel joint in the Marais, called L’as Du Falafel! Check it out HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrating the extraordinary score to The Lord Of The Rings trilogy of films, written by Howard Shore. Watch an orchestra play that music live, HERE.

Good News: Walmart is partnering with Novo Nordisk to provide lower-cost insulin for diabetes patients, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely and important thought from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Good To Know: A startling fact about the cells in your body.

Good News: The World Health Organization certified China’s status as a Malaria-free nation after decades of efforts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Starting off a week exploring Paris, check out this fantastic mini-documentary about the majestic Cathedral de Notre-Dame de Paris, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke to share with your friends/enemies!

Sounds Good: A week of brilliant film music begins today, with the rousing score to “The Pirates of the Caribbean” by Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer, Link HERE.

Good News: The UK commits to ending coal power starting October 2024, a year earlier than originally planned, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A fantastic quote from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic “A Little Princess”.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact about your bones. Yes, yours.

Good News: A mouse believed to be extinct turns out to have been alive and well, living on an island off of Western Australia, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a brief but brilliant historic tour of the phenomenal British Museum in London, Link HERE.

Good Company: Is there any better company than that of the Dalai Lama? Find out for yourself HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to a deeply soulful and funky version of “What A Wonderful World” performed by Louis Armstrong, HERE.

Good News: A buddhist monk in China has been rescuing stray dogs (and cats!) since 1994, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Roald Dahl.

Good To Know: A pretty fun fact about your own brain…

Good News: Norway is dismantling their last remaining Arctic coal mine and transforming it into a National Park! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful virtual walkthrough of the amazing collection of British art from the past 500 years, at the Tate Britain! Link HERE.

Good Times & Sounds Good: Celebrating the long and lovely life of the brilliant and prolific jazz pianist, Ahmad Jamal. Watch him perform his signature tune, his gorgeous arrangement of “Poinciana”, HERE.

Good News: A defunct bridge over the Mississippi River may be repurposed into the world’s longest wildlife bridge! Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder form the author of “Winnie-The-Pooh”, A.A. Milne.

Good To Know: A very impressive fact about the soil beneath us all.

Good News: Check out this information about a game-changing tree and its fascinating uses in a new type of farming, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: An astonishing exhibit at the Tate Modern art museum in London, from the brilliant Chinese dissident and artist, Ai Weiwei, Link HERE.

Good For You: The brilliant and long-running TV program “M*A*S*H” is an incredible testament to the genius of the writers and the ensemble cast. Watch some highlights HERE.

Sounds Good: More music from the amazing Louis Armstrong, this time from his Big Band phase! Check out “Swingin’ On Nothing”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists and engineers have turned to the design of a rose for inspiration in a new method for purifying water, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from “The Little Prince”…

Good To Know: A pretty amazing fact about the Earth’s core!

Good News: Learn about the incredible, all-female anti-poaching rangers in Kenya, Team Lioness! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Time to visit another breathtaking museum, the Natural History Museum in London, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Check out this hunger-inducing video about some of the best BBQ in a real haven of that food, Kansas City! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Our celebration of the genius of Louis Armstrong continues with his lively performance of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” by Fields & McHugh, Link HERE.

Good News: Decommissioned wind turbine blades are being used in bridges and concrete, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Louisa May Alcott!

Good To Know: A startling fact about the core of the Earth.

Good News: The nation of Gabon has become the first country to receive payment for its efforts to protect their rainforests, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week of incredible and FREE museums in London, we visit the National Gallery, courtesy of travel guru Rick Steves, Link HERE.

Good One: Here’s your joke for the day/week!

Sounds Good: Check out a very young Louis Armstrong performing the jazz standard “Dinah”, live in Denmark in 1933, HERE.

Good News: Spain got over half of its energy supply from renewables last month, and is taking steps to go further, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid celebration of the fireflies of summer, by Robert Frost.

Good To Know: Some reassuring information about bats…

Good News: The UK is adding four new Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the first in 25 years, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Celebrating the delights of the charming French town of Grasse, on the Cote d’Azur, and its famous perfumes! Link HERE.

Good For You: Reminding everyone that the New York Times crossword puzzle is still one of the best things in the world. Learn more about why HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of languid summertime tunes with a lazy, lovely song from Jack Johnson! Listen to him perform “Better Together” live, HERE.

Good News: Check out this enlightening list from MIT, that ranks the nations of the world according to their environmental commitments, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid, yet melancholy, poem about summers past, by Lewis Carroll.

Good To Know + Good News: An absolutely amazing fact about penguins, and some truly remarkable information to explain it!

Wonderful World: Santorini, Greece, is possibly the most Mediterranean-feeling place in the whole Mediterranean! Check it out HERE.

Good Times: Celebrating the birth, artistry, and joy of the great jazz bass player, Milt Hinton! Check him out on The Tonight Show, playing “(Back Home In) Indiana”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Hard to think of a song that evokes summertime more than “Summertime”, and here is a classic performance by Billie Holiday in 1936! Listen HERE.

Good News: Several studies have been released recently, showing a myriad of health benefits from drinking COFFEE! Link HERE.

The Good Word: The delightfully evocative poem “Adelstrop”, by Edward Thomas.

Good To Know: A somewhat unsettling fact about ants…

Good News: White-tailed eagles, once extinct in the UK, have responded brilliantly to a reintroduction scheme, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a relaxing tour of one of the most scenic areas in Italy, the lovely Tuscany region, Link HERE.

Good For You: Some brilliantly good-for-you information about the amazing show “Somebody Feed Phil”!

Sounds Good: The summertime sounds continue with the incredible artistry of Buena Vista Social Club, performing their classic “Candela”, live in Amsterdam! Link HERE.

Good News: Performing bears in Vietnam are being turned over to a sanctuary, ending their servitude, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendidly evocative poem about summertime, from John Updike.

Good To Know: A pretty impressive fact about snails.

Good News: An incredible breakthrough in the fight agains Dengue fever in the world! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the breathtaking beauty of Italy’s Cinque Terre, on the Mediterranean Sea, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Celebrate the art of sushi with the award-winning documentary “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi”, Link to the trailer HERE.

Sounds Good: Summer sounds continue to abound, thanks to the vibes of Bob Marley and The Wailers and their classic “Stir It Up”, Link HERE.

Good News: Charitable giving in the U.S. rose significantly during the Pandemic of 2020, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Celebrating the summer all week long with poetry, starting with a delightful contribution from Emily Bronte.

Good To Know: A wonderful fact about dogs.

Good News: Engineers in England have cracked a method to create self-repairing concrete, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour of the incredible palace, The Alhambra, in Granada, Spain! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke of questionable humorous value.

Sounds Good: Summertime is here, and Bebel Gilberto’s album “Tanto Tempo” is your soundtrack. Here’s one of the best songs from that album, performed live HERE.

Good News: An orchid thought to have vanished from the UK has turned up on the green roof of a bank in downtown London! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another fantastic thought from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Popcorn in South Africa is NOT what you might expect.

Good News: The UK government is to offer cash rewards for cultivating trees around the countryside, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Good Company: Watch a delightful video about the gorgeous church of Saint-Chapelle in Paris, hosted by the brilliant and wonderful Rick Steves, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Dig this amazing cover of a Vince Guaraldi tune “Oh, Good Grief” from the old Peanuts TV specials, performed here by the Ellis Marsalis Trio! Link HERE

Good News: The Pongamia tree grows in difficult climates and soils and may just hold the key to several daunting climate and engineering quandaries, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A particularly great quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: How many licks DOES it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop…?

Good News: The new Minister of Education in Italy is putting climate change education at the center of sweeping new reforms, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual visit to the legendary “Shakespeare & Co.” bookshop on the left bank in Paris, Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy Birthday to the great composer, Igor Stravinsky! Listen to the finale of his great “Firebird Suite” HERE.

Sounds Good: One of the greatest “covers” of all time, behold the majesty of Aretha Franklin singing Carole King’s classic “Natural Woman”, LIVE at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. Link HERE.

Good News: A frog scientist has discovered a new species in New Guinea, and given it a wonderfully literary name, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A startling fact about hazelnuts…

Good News: A type of building construction in Nigeria is taking advantage of discarded plastic bottles to create structures that are stronger than actual bricks! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual stroll in Paris to sample the world-famous drinking chocolate at Angelina, on the Rue de Rivoli, Link HERE.

Good For You: Want something that’s truly good for you? This dance number starring the Nicholas Brothers…Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out this wonderfully mind-boggling performance of the song “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye, performed here by the five members of Walk Off The Earth, and one guitar. Link HERE.

Good News: An engineer from Boston has created a recyclable form of paper that can actually cool buildings! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A pretty surprising fact about cheese…

Good News: Ghana kicks off their inaugural, annual Green Ghana Day by planting 5 MILLION trees in one day, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Take a virtual stroll through the streets of Paris to the delightful, tiny cafe “Ble Sucre”, and check out the Best Croissant In Paris, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen and watch the astonishing Koolulam, a social-musical initiative, as they bring together 1,000 Jews, Muslims, and Christians to perform a stirringly beautiful rendition of Bob Marley’s classic, “One Love”…Link HERE.

Good News: The Passamaquoddy Native American tribe has bought Pine Island in Maine, a part of their heritage for millennia, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Revisiting the patron saint of The Daily Good, we hear a quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A startling fact about wasabi…

Good News: The first litter of endangered Gray Wolf pups in Colorado since the 1940s have been born, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual trip to a splendid fromagerie in Paris, La Fermette! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week of amazing and unusual cover songs, check out a rendition of the Curtis Mayfield classic “Move On Up”, here performed by Angelique Kidjo, John Legend, and The Roots! Link HERE.

Good News: Endangered humpback whales are getting massively improved protections from the U.S. government, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Oscar Wilde…

Good To Know: A genuinely interesting bit of trivia about the Empire State Building!

Good News: The Prime Minister of Vietnam has announced a new initiative to plant a truly impressive amount of trees in the next five years, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Wrapping up the virtual road trip with a visit to a classic roadside diner in Oklahoma that helped inspire a character in the Disney/Pixar classic, “Cars”, Link HERE.

Good Company & Sounds Good: Combining both segments into the first-ever interview on The Daily Good, listen to a chat with the brilliant and talented guitarist, Jonathan Stout. Then hear more of his music, HERE.

Good News: NGO Canopy has launched a remarkable sustainable packaging initiative to help companies worldwide become better about their eco-packaging, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More brilliance from Oscar Wilde.

Good To Know: An AMAZING fact about the Thai police force…

Good News: Burger King has opened a vegan establishment in Germany, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The Road Trip continues, with a stop at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, Link HERE.

Good Times: Celebrating the birth of Cole Porter (yesterday…) with a stunning performance of his song “Just One Of Those Things” by Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: The list of great swing tunes continues with the hard-driving swing of Duke Ellington’s “Wailing Interval”, Link HERE.

Good News: A new type of berm is being developed in Germany to provide more environmentally sound river reinforcement, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More brilliance from Oscar Wilde!

Good To Know: TWO bits of trivia about kangaroos…

Good News: An organization in Italy is making great progress to protect sea turtles from becoming bycatch in the fishing industry, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The cross-country road trip continues, with a remarkable side-trip to the childhood home of Helen Keller, Link HERE.

Good For You: Watching hours and hours of Disney short cartoons from the 30s, 40s, and 50s is very Good For You. Do that, HERE.

Sounds Good: The great swinging’ music continues with Nat “King” Cole and his trio, plus the swing violin of Stuff Smith, on the classic “When I Grow Too Old To Dream”, Link HERE.

Good News: The U.S. government has suspended arctic oil drilling leases pending review to ensure environmental health, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An oft-quoted, but undeniably brilliant, quote from Oscar Wilde.

Good To Know: Some truly surprising trivia about the “mouthwash”, Listerine…

Good News: A remarkable combination of apartment tower and vertical forest has just been completed in The Netherlands, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing to virtually road-trip across America, we pause at the “World’s Largest Easel” in Goodland, Kansas! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Listen to genius chef and food scientist J. Kenji Lopez-Alt explain the magic of a truly great BLT, HERE.

Sounds Good: Dig the deeply swung groove of Ray McKinley and His Orchestra featuring Will Bradley, and their amazing “Hoodle Addle”, HERE.

Good News: A high schooler won full-ride scholarship to college and is now taking his former college savings to create a fund for students to come after him, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the remarkable mind of Oscar Wilde.

Good To Know: A great bit of trivia about pre-eraser technology…

Good news: The city of Glasgow, Scotland, is creating an initiative to plant 18 MILLION trees over the next decade, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a virtual road trip with a visit to the “World’s Largest Czech Egg” in Wilson, Kansas! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke to spring on unsuspecting friends. Or enemies. Your choice.

Sounds Good: A week of favorite songs from the Swing genre begins with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s incredible performance of Duke Ellington’s “C-Jam Blues”, Link HERE.

Good News: Scottish environmental groups are looking to the country’s lochs as a great potential resource for solar energy!

The Good Word: An absolutely spot-on thought from Mark Twain…

Good To Know: An AMAZING fact about some frogs in Alaska!

Good News: Carbon emissions in the EU nations fell by 4 percent last year, potentially signaling a downward trend, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: The soul-soothing splendor of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle and the sublime weekly Compline service every Sunday night, Link HERE.

Good Company: We return this week to the gently pointed political wit of Will Rogers, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up our Ska music week with a loving look at many of the ska-punk movement of the 1990s, and a great track from Dance Hall Crashers, HERE.

Good News: New research points to a plethora of mental health benefits from listening to moving water in nature, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant thought on the value of great children’s literature, from C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: Some interesting information about the way we all shed…

Good New: The government of Chile has introduced new legislation to regulate single-use plastics and help reduce waste, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A celebration of a true masterpiece of High Gothic architecture, Cologne Cathedral in Germany, Link HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday (last Sunday…) to the great jazz and swing musician, Benny Goodman! Listen to his band playing in their heyday, with “Life Goes To A Party” from 1938, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Our tour through the history of Ska continues as we head into the Third Wave movement with a fantastic band, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Listen to their great song “Kinder Words” HERE.

Good News: A new proposal to improve mental wellness in London revolves around prescribing spending time near water in nature, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very true quote from William Styron…

Good To Know: A wonderfully reassuring fact that you didn’t know you needed to know.

Good News: A major step forward has been taken in the fight against pollution from the Big Oil companies as The Hague rules that Shell Oil must cut emissions within a decade, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: A visit to St. Peter’s Cathedral in the wonderful city of Adelaide in South Australia, Link HERE.

Good For You: Want to have your faith in the ideals of democracy and a functioning government restored? There’s a great TV show for that…Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Our tour of the history of Ska music continues with more from the Two-Tone movement in England in the 1980s. Check out Madness and their classic song, “Baggy Trousers”, Link HERE.

Good News: Global sales of electric vehicles jumped up 40% during the economic downturn, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly splendid quote about books by Jane Austen!

Good To Know: A pretty lovely fact about the human body…

Good News: Two new marine parks in Australia are poised to protect more than a quarter of a million square miles of ocean, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a breathtaking and informative virtual tour of the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Dark Sugars makes the best hot chocolate in all of London, PERIOD. Find out how they do it HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing our week celebrating Ska music, we turn to the Two-Tone revival in England in the 1970s and 80s. Check out The Specials and their smash hit cover “Rudy, A Message To You”, HERE.

Good News: Global conservation efforts have added land mass equivalent to the size of Russia in the past decade, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More great quotes about literature this week, starting with some thoughts from Charles W. Eliot.

Good To Know: Time to learn a bit about Mike the Headless Wonder Chicken!

Good News: Scientists have used a gene therapy, based on light-sensitive algae, to partially restore sight to a blind person, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week visiting some amazing cathedrals of the world, and first up: the splendid St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke to spring on your unsuspecting friends (or enemies!)

Sounds Good: Our first segment in a week-long theme about the many styles and eras of Ska music, starting with early classics from Jamaica such as “007 (Shanty Town)” by Desmond Dekker and The Aces, Link HERE.

Good News: An exceptionally rare tree from Africa has produced a never-before-recorded flower, giving it a chance to survive, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Wise literary words from the brilliant author, Madeline l’Engle.

Good To Know: A surprisingly cute fact about rats. Yes, rats!

Good News: Young philanthropic entrepreneur, Jaden Smith, is creating a vegan restaurant to provide free meals to the homeless of Los Angeles, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a ten-minute break today to explore the wonders of Taroko National Park in Taiwan, Link HERE.

Good Company: Celebrating the lasting positive legacy of Mister Rogers, with some great stories from his film-portrayer Tom Hanks, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday this weekend to the late, great composer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, creator of the score of “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938). Listen to a phenomenal performance of that music HERE.

Good News: A species of river otter in Argentina isn’t as extinct as previously thought! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Jorge Luis Borges on his idea of paradise…

Good To Know: A bit of information you probably didn’t know about…bananas.

Good News: A 100-year old tortoise from the Galapagos Islands turns out to be of a species believed to have been extinct! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the undersea wonders of Bunaken Marine National Park in Indonesia, Link HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened! Learn a thing or two about this iconic landmark HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated (one day late!) birthday to Miles Davis! Listen to his perfect recording of the classic “Well, You Needn’t” form 1954, HERE.

Good News: Architecture students at the University of South Florida have created a village of tiny homes for youths who age out of the foster care system, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote from C.S. Lewis about the wonders of books and tea…

Good To Know: A slightly creepy fact about ancient Roman surgeons.

Good News: The G7 nations as well as the European Union have all committed to ending their support for unabated coal use be the end of this year! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take ten minutes and virtually explore the vast and amazing temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Link HERE.

Good For You: What could be better for you than an hour or so of hilarious, satirical anarchy? Enjoy the splendors of the Marx Brothers in their masterpiece, Duck Soup (1933). Check out A.O. Scotts appraisal HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the Ambassador of Lindy Hop, the late Frankie Manning! Watch him do his thing in a wonderful clip HERE.

Good News: All the power needs of the Empire State Building are now being met entirely by renewable wind energy! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great thought about reading, from Haruki Murakami.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of information about a European national anthem…

Good News: Ford is releasing their F-150 pickup truck, the best selling vehicle in America, as an electric vehicle, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore one of the most beautiful places in Asia, the Arashiyama bamboo forest of Kyoto, Japan, in high-definition widescreen splendor… Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Singing the praises of some truly great pizza to be found in Sydney, Australia, at Frankie’s Pizza!

Sounds Good: Happy National Tap Dance Day, which is Bill Robinson’s birthday! Learn a bit about him in this segment, and watch his genius dancing HERE.

Good News: A Tel Aviv-based evolutionary biologist is researching an incredible link between the sound of pollinator wings and flowers, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Kicking off a week of quotes about books and stories with words from Neil Gaiman…

Good To Know: A fascinating bit of information about the world’s freshwater supplies!

Good News: A team of scientists at Harvard are creating an AMAZING new form of lithium-metal battery for a new generation of electric vehicles, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out one of the most beautiful archipelagos on earth, Raja Ampat in Indonesia, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly hilarious (?) joke…

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to a great swing musician, Artie Shaw, and a great swing dancer, Nick Williams! Check out the magic of the two together, along with the dazzling Laura Keat, HERE!

Good News: Three new litters of Red Wolves have been born in North Carolina, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More great insight from the great ancient philosopher, Seneca.

Good To Know: Gold is amazingly rare…or is it?

Good News: Research in Australia is causing much discussion about the potential and possibilities of seaweed and kelps, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a tour of some of the wonders of Sri Lanka, HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1932, the remarkable adventurer and aviator, Amelia Earhart, began her transatlantic flight to Paris!

Sounds Good: Check out members of the classic rock band Yes, absolutely KILLING a performance of “Owner of a Lonely Heart” at the Apollo Theater in 2017, Link HERE.

Good News: A new method of brick making, utilizing discarded cigarette butts, giving a path to recycle the most abundant plastic waste on earth, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from the Roman philosopher, Seneca.

Good To Know: A wonderful fact about wooly mammoths…

Good News: A great list, delineating some of the many benefits of being around nature and trees, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing the tour of remarkable places in Asia, visit lovely Palawan, in the Philippines, Link HERE.

Good For You: An ode to the delights and rarity of silence, link HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the genius of Phil Keaggy, one of the true giants of the guitar, and the song “County Down” from his masterful album Beyond Nature, Link HERE.

Good News: 35 Asian elephants are retiring from working in the circus and moving to a 4 square-mile reserve created for them in Florida, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another thought-provoking quote from Seneca!

Good To Know: A startling fact about how you breathe through your nose…

Good News: An architect in France has designed a fascinating new brick utilizing recycled textiles and fabric, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a scenic and informative virtual tour of the stunning Tanah Lot temple on the coast of Bali, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: A loving ode to a great spot for inexpensive good chow in the UK, Pret a Manger, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday, Big Joe Turner! Check out some footage of him performing his classic hit “Shake, Rattle and Roll” HERE.

Good News: The humble dandelion is being used to create a greener manufacturing method for rubber tires in Germany, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A sobering quote from the Roman Stoic philosopher, Seneca.

Good To Know: A truly wonderful fact about the state of Maryland.

Good News: Some genuinely heartwarming news about the effect of the lockdown on the reading habits of children in the British Isles, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Revisiting the magnificent Taj Mahal, through some truly stunning high definition footage, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly good, bad joke.

Sounds Good: Celebrating the birthday of the legendary composer and eccentric, Erik Satie! Listen to his most famous work, Gymnopedie No. 1, played by the great Jean-Yves Thibaudet, HERE.

Good News: Several impressive positive shifts in animal welfare are in the works in the UK, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another truly lovely quote from Rabindranath Tagore.

Good To Know: A surprising and wonderful bit of trivia about Janis Joplin’s death.

Good News: Some hopeful news in the fight agains global deforestation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a splendid tour of the majestic and massive ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few delightful minutes in the very Good Company of Will Smith, with a few of his visits on the equally great Graham Norton Show, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the late, great Sidney Bechet! Listen to his distinctive drive and sounds as he dazzles a French audience with “I’ve Found A New Baby”, link HERE.

Good News: Volunteers have rescued HUNDREDS of baby turtles from storm drains in New Jersey, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another lovely quote from Rabindranath Tagore…

Good To Know: The midwest origin of the coffee break!

Good News: A food-tech startup has developed a truly revolutionary means to package and transport perishable foods without the costs of freezing, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a National Geographic-led virtual tour of the wonders to be found at Copan Ruinas in Honduras, Link HERE.

Good Times: On this date in history, the beginnings of the miracle of vaccination began!

Sounds Good: Listen to the sprightly, swinging sounds of birthday boy Red Garland’s Trio, playing the classic “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, Link HERE.

Good News: A study from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh shows strong benefits form teaching both arts and science & technology together, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful and lovely bit of wisdom from Rabindranath Tagore.

Good To Know: A fun bit of trivia about catnip…

Good News: Several nations in Africa are utilizing industrial-sized drones to deliver life-saving medical supplies to remote areas in need, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a very brief video tour of the splendid Ojo De Agua spring in scenic Nicaragua, Link HERE.

Good For You: An ode to the wonderful and endlessly-uplifting movie “Cold Comfort Farm”.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the great classical composer Gabriel Faure. Listen to one of his masterpieces, “Pavane” Op. 50, accompanied by Monet’s paintings, HERE.

Good News: The state of California set a jaw-dropping record for renewable energy use recently, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from Rabindranath Tagore.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of information about the word “scalawag”!

Good News: Amsterdam becomes the first city on Earth to ban advertising for fossil fuels on their Metro system, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take an aerial tour of the stunningly lovely Roatan Island in the Caribbean, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: An ode to one of the best sandwiches ever, the great BLT, and what makes it so darned wonderful, from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, HERE.

Sounds Good: Irving Berlin would have turned 133 years old today, and what better way to celebrate than by watching Fred & Ginger dance to his hit tune “Cheek To Cheek”, HERE?