Good News: Research shows that replacing beef protein production with microbial protein production could help fight deforestation, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful quote from J.M. Barrie!

Good To Know: A brilliant historical fact about cheese…

Good News: A housing co-op in Barcelona has won an award for its brilliant architecture which also involves some amazing social initiatives! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let Rick Steves show you the wonders to be found on the back streets of Rome, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the amazing French composer, Gabriel Faure! Listen to his delightful “Pavane”, accompanied by the paintings of Claude Monet, HERE

Good News: A brilliant conservation group is helping to use several ideas to protect big cats around the world, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from the brilliant author J.M. Barrie.

Good To Know: Some information to give your more reason to eat cheese…

Good News: A brilliant new scheme to help promote urban gardens in the UK! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual guided tour around the wonders of Venice, Italy, courtesy of the great Rick Steves, HERE.

Good For You: Learning about great art is always Good For You, so take fifteen minutes and learn a thing or two about Salvador Dali and his classic paining “The Persistence of Memory”, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenally prolific songwriter, Irving Berlin! Watch a wonderful segment from CBS Sunday Morning on his life and work, HERE.

Good News: Renewable energy production comes to the Mediterranean Sea with the first offshore wind farm in that region! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A genuinely heartwarming quote from J.M. Barrie!

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about cheesemaking!

Good News: Some brilliant new research has been released about yet more reason to transition to an Electric Vehicle, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the scenic wonder of Italy’s coastal paradise, the Cinque Terre! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Take a few minutes out of your day and let Stanley Tucci mix you a Negroni, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Fred Astaire! Check him out in his triple-threat glory as he sings (with Ginger Rogers) and dances (alone!) to “I Won’t Dance”, HERE.

Good News: Gun crimes in the city of London have declined significantly! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A splendid quote from J.M. Barrie.

Good To Know: A great, historical fact about cheese.

Good News: The rhino population of Mozambique is BACK! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore some of the lovely sights in Florence, Italy, and its surrounding countryside, courtesy of Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly good (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliantly talented pianist, composer, and arranger, Mary Lou Williams! Listen to her swing her classic Swing Era anthem, “Roll ‘Em”, HERE.

Good News: The nation of Japan has recorded their lowest-ever annual emissions since record-keeping began! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant and lovely quote from Robert Browning.

Good To Know: An odd fact about some books and a motorway…

Good News: The US has begun to restore environmental protections that had been suspended by the previous administration, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend some time watching the stunningly beautiful cherry blossoms of the campus of the University of Washington, HERE.

Good Company: Check out one of the great tap dance acts of all time, Buck & Bubbles, HERE.

Sounds Good: Tomorrow is the anniversary of the premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Watch and listen to a breathtaking performance of the whole symphony, HERE.

Good News: The EU is moving to put legislation in place to remove toxic chemicals from loads of sources, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Robert Browning!

Good To Know: Ever wonder what the most expensive book in the world is…?

Good News: More great headway being made in the fight agains cancer! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Taking a cruise across Puget Sound on one of the Washington State Ferries in the springtime is a delight! Learn more about these ships HERE.

Good Times: On this date in 1961, Alan Shepard, Jr. became the first American astronaut in space. Learn more HERE.

Sounds Good: Check out Duke Ellington and his Orchestra as they perform one of their hit pop songs, the amazing “Satin Doll”, HERE.

Good News: A section of the Thames River in Oxford has been designated a “River Bathing Site”, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Robert Browning.

Good To Know: A lovely bit of information about books and trees!

Good News: A brand new festival has recently kicked off in London, and its all about Free Books! Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a virtual getaway with two hours of HD video of the magnificent Snoqualmie Falls, Link HERE.

Good For You: Learning about great art is always Good For You, so go spend half an hour with the brilliant YouTube channel “Great Art Explained” and learn about the Mona Lisa, HERE.

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington and his Orchestra perform their theme song, “Take The ‘A’ Train” live at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in 1958, featuring the dynamic Ray Nance and Paul Gonsalves, HERE.

Good News: A new online map allows you to explore the many rewilding efforts taking hold all around the world! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A rightly famous poem by Robert Browning.

Good To Know: What IS the longest sentence in world literature?

Good News: A UK startup is hoping to get beachgoers to trade polystyrene bodyboards for non-disposable wooden ones, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a look at one of the most iconic springtime happenings in the Pacific Northwest, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: A brilliant listing of one reviewers take on the 15 best eateries in Pike Place Market, HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the gorgeous and haunting “Mood Indigo” recorded by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in 1931, Link HERE.

Good News: New technology will allow solar panels to generate power even at night! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Robert Browning.

Good To Know: A great word to describe a particular aspect of the love of books…

Good News: The Dutch railway system is taking on disposable coffee cup waste, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Celebrating the Pacific Northwest in the springtime, check out Mount Rainier in it’s floral glory, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week celebrating the life and music of Duke Ellington, check out the earliest film of them, performing 1930! Link HERE.

Good News: The government of the province of Quebec in Canada has completely banned the exploration and production of oil and gas, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful bit of verse from William Shakespeare.

Good To Know: The surprising reason Shakespeare started writing sonnets…

Good News: Scientists have identified potential coral reef sanctuaries for marine life in the face of climate change, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this brilliant video on the history of the lovely Disneyland Railroad, HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the great Duke Ellington! Check out this remarkable performance of “It Don’t Mean A Thing” with Duke and his Orchestra AND Ella Fitzgerald, HERE

Good News: The government of the state of Victoria in Australia has committed millions of Australian dollars to help protect land for endangered species and carbon storage, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A short but pithy quote from Shakespeare.

Good To Know: A fascinating bit of trivia about Shakespeare’s plays!

Good News: Some genuinely hopeful research has been released about the endangered Green Sea Turtle population, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn about the history of the amazing Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction at Disneyland, HERE.

Good Times: Check out a fascinating video giving an overview of the Kon-Tiki expedition which launched on this day in 1947, HERE.

Sounds Good: Ella Fitzgerald’s first big hit song was “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” and you can see her performing it in this excerpt from a 1942 movie, HERE.

Good News: A gorgeous salt water lagoon in Spain is now protected with the same level of rights as a citizen! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A dazzling quote from Shakespeare!

Good To Know: A stellar bit of trivia about Shakespeare and some of his characters.

Good News: A French design startup is bringing lovely bioluminescent light to the streets of a village near Paris, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit of fascinating history about the development of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland! Link HERE.

Good For You: Two amazing things that are Good For You, together in one video clip! Phil Rosenthal and the wonders of Disney/Pixar’s “Ratatouille”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: More amazing footage of Ella Fitzgerald, this time performing her incredible rendition of “How High There Moon” featuring quotes from Charlie Parker solos in her scatting! Link HERE.

Good News: Sir David Attenborough has been given the title “Champion of the Earth” by the UN! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant Shakespeare quote on his birthday!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about some Shakespeare plays you can read in another language…

Good News: A brilliant breakthrough in the fight against prostate cancer, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Watch the delightful TV special that Walt Disney produced to give the public a peek into the development of “Disneyland”, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn about the history of the beloved Disneyland treat, the Dole Whip, HERE.

Sounds Good: Be amazed at the last TV appearance of Ella Fitzgerald and her phenomenal performance of the song “Too Close For Comfort”, HERE.

Good News: The Basic Income for the Arts scheme has finally launched in Ireland! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great Shakespeare quote about aging well.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about Shakespeare.

Good News: Classical piano virtuoso Lang Lang is donating keyboards to kids all across the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Disneyland played host to the great Louis Armstrong in 1962 for the “Disneyland After Dark” TV special. Watch that amazing segment, HERE.

Good One: Your hilarious (?) joke for the week!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary Ella Fitzgerald! Watch and listen as she swings “April In Paris” in 1957, Link HERE.

Good News: A breakthrough in solar power storage! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic and pithy quote from William Shakespeare.

Good To Know: A surprising link between Shakespeare and starlings…

Good News: The city of Munich is taking a huge step forward in adding solar power to their bus fleet, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of the home and school of Shakespeare, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very Good Company of Dame Judi Dench as she talks about the art of acting and speaking the works of Shakespeare, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Paul Chambers! Check him out with in a performance with the Miles Davis Quintet (minus Miles on this tune…) in 1960, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant new test on blood proteins doubles the chance to diagnose heart attacks, strokes and heart failure early! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A fantastic quote from Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

Good To Know: Some great facts about Shakespeare’s influence on the English language.

Good News: Pinterest takes the lead among social media platforms, in the fight agains climate change misinformation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore and learn about the many homes associated with Shakespeare and his family, HERE.

Good Times: Celebrating the birthday of the “Father of Modern Bicycles in England”, James Starley. Learn about the evolution of bicycle design via a great short animation, HERE.

Sounds Good: The music of the age of Shakespeare, played on period-accurate instruments, HERE.

Good News: A new report shows that its getting cheaper and easier to lower emissions, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another great quote from Shakespeare for your day.

Good To Know: More interesting facts about Shakespeare’s parents!

Good News: Some great news about electric car sales in the UK, link HERE.

Wonderful World: A brilliant mini-documentary on The Globe Theatre in London, HERE.

Good For You: Check out the trailer for the wonderful 1993 film adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Kenneth Branagh, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to “El Rey”, Tito Puente! Watch him give a blistering performance in 1965, HERE.

Good News: A 12-year old with Cerebral Palsy was gifted a new bionic exoskeleton that enables him to walk and play for the first time, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from Shakespeare.

Good To Know: A perhaps startling fact about Shakespeare and his wedding to Anne Hathaway.

Good News: A 30-year study on Alzheimer’s Disease has yielded loads of helpful new information about the role of genetic links, link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the home of Shakespeare, the lovely and historic Stratford-Upon-Avon, courtesy of the Smithsonian Channel, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn about the culinary delights of the wealthy of Elizabethan England, from renowned food historian Ivan Day and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant Lionel Hampton! Dig a 1957 performance of his theme tune “Flying Home” HERE.

Good News: Some great news about the fight against climate change was just published in the journal Nature, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from William Shakespeare!

Good To Know: A brilliant bit of trivia about Shakespeare’s father.

Good News: A new, all-female news group has been launched in historically misogynistic Somalia, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about London in the age of Shakespeare, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Take a look and a listen to the dancing and music that was a part of courtly life in Elizabethan-Era England, courtesy of The Met, HERE.

Good News: The Rainforest Trust is looking to protect 125 million acres by 2025, and they are well on their way, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A timely and important quote from the late Anwar Sadat.

Good To Know: A delightful little fact about ancient Egyptians and their pastimes.

Good News: An Airbus A380 in France has completed a test light powered entirely on used cooking oil, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a thing or two about the famously mysterious Timbuktu, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the very good company of Charlie Chaplin, HERE.

Sounds Good: …And be entertained by Chaplin as well, with his hilarious barbershop routine to Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, HERE.

Good News: The Mattel toy company is taking great steps to create more environmentally friendly toys, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from The Egyptian Book Of The Dead.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about ancient Egyptian workers.

Good News: UK medical technology is trialling a new “artificial pancreas” for diabetes sufferers, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Tikal, in Guatemala, HERE.

Good Times: Happy birthday to The Grapes of Wrath! Check out a brilliant scene from the 1940 film adaptation, HERE.

Sounds Good: And Happy birthday to the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith! Watch and listen as she performs “St. Louis Blues” HERE.

Good News: An incredible Nigerian startup has created a low-cost, portable unit to treat jaundice in newborns, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Timeless wisdom from Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Good To Know: Some interesting information about ancient Egyptian doctors!

Good News: Schools using mindfulness and meditation to help schoolchildren improve their mental health and lives! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the incredible Rani Ki Vav stepwell in India, HERE.

Good For You: Old Time Radio Shows are definitely Good For You, and The Lone Ranger is one of the quintessential shows from that era! Listen to a few episodes for yourself, HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the great jazz sax player, Bud Freeman, by listening to his performance at the Nice Jazz Festival in 1978, HERE.

Good News: An innovative social program in Amsterdam aims to help get economically homeless people back on their feet, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Some timeless wisdom from an actual Pharaoh.

Good To Know: Some more surprising trivia about ancient Egypt and women!

Good News: A brilliant company in West Virginia is turning former coal surface mining land into lavender fields! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stunningly beautiful virtual hot air balloon ride over the sprawling and gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage site of Bagan, Myanmar! Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn a fast and authentic recipe for Pad Thai, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the lovely big band singer Helen Forrest! Listen to her lightly swinging take on the classic “Comes Love” with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, HERE.

Good News: An innovative startup in Nairobi is creating a brilliant solution to the dire water shortage in Kenya, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the Egyptian Book Of The Dead.

Good To Know: A pretty surprising fact about and ancient Egyptian (?)

Good News: Booklovers worldwide rally to help rebuild a beloved bookstore in Gaza, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the wonders of the ancient Mayan archeological site, Chichen Itza, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the phenomenal Herbie Hancock! Check him out, with an all-star band, playing his classic “Cantaloupe Island”, HERE.

Good News: Panama has voted to enact “Rights of Nature” laws into the books, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very important quote from Charles Dickens.

Good To Know: A pretty great bit of trivia about marshmallow Peeps…

Good News: A design firm in the Netherlands has come up with some innovative uses for decommissioned wind turbine blades! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful virtual cruise down the Brisbane River, HERE.

Good Company: Have your tissues at the ready for this splendid little video featuring the wonderful human, Chadwick Boseman, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Carmen McRae! Listen to her swing “Bye Bye Blackbird” accompanied by Count Basie! Link HERE.

Good News: The government of the UK will subsidize the use of green fertilizers over artificial fertilizers, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from Truman Capote.

Good To Know: A hilarious and odd fact about “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and China.

Good News: Rwandan farmers are now the sole proprietors of the largest tea producer in the country, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a brief tour of the “Seven Best Cafes in Brisbane”, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Celebrate the birthday of the phenomenal Billie Holiday, and listen to her delightful recording of “The Way You Look Tonight” from 1936, HERE!

Good News: A new treatment for bowel cancer is being trialled in the UK with spectacular results so far, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and important quote from Charlotte Bronte.

Good To Know: Some important and fascinating facts about good sleep.

Good News: A potential breakthrough in the fight against COPD is showing great promise in the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit a splendid whiskey-based cocktail bar in Brisbane: The Cobbler! Link HERE.

Good For You: Getting outdoors and exploring the beauties of nature all around us is always Good For You, so use this fantastic trailfinding tool from alltrails.com HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz drummer Stan Levey! Check him out, swinging the rhythm for Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, HERE

Good News: A butterfly species that has been battling extinction has bounced back admirably, thanks to conservation efforts! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant thought from Leo Tolstoy.

Good To Know: A favorite piece of historic trivia about the news…

Good News: A diabetes-prevention program in the UK is showing its amazing results, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit the absolutely charming bookstore and cafe, Riverbend Books and the Double Shot Cafe, in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Halloumi is an AMAZING cheese and its everywhere in Australia! Check out the brilliant British chef, Jamie Oliver, as he shows you a terrific recipe for halloumi skewers, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great sax player, Stanley Turrentine! Listen to his gorgeous rendition of the Gershwin classic, “The Way You Look Tonight”, HERE.

Good News: The most remote pub in the whole UK has been saved thanks to the efforts of the tiny Scottish town it serves! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant, classic quote from Oscar Wilde.

Good To Know: A surprising historic fact about donuts…

Good News: The loudest bird in Britain, the bittern, has been saved from extinction in the UK (again)! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful stroll around scenic Mount Coot-Tha and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birth anniversary to the iconic jazz trumpeter James “Bubber” Miley! Listen to his amazing muted trumpet playing on the Ellington classic, “The Mooche”, HERE.

Good News: Global renewable energy reached an amazing milestone recently, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Henry David Thoreau for the week.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about the history of milk in tea.

Good News: Check out a fantastic rundown of the various steps being take all across Europe to boost the use of renewable energy!

Wonderful World: Explore some of the wonderful historic sites to be enjoyed all around San Diego, California! Link HERE.

Good Company: Lin-Manuel Miranda seems like he’d be Good Company. Check out just one example of why, HERE

Sounds Good: Happy birth anniversary to the phenomenal baritone saxophone player, Harry Carney! Listen to him perform one of his signature songs, Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady”, HERE.

Good News: The Royal Horticultural Society in the UK is looking into the value presented by hedges! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: Great thoughts on the subject of nature from Henry David Thoreau!

Good To Know: Some fascinating (and important!) information about black tea.

Good News: A collaboration in Taiwan is recycling disposable masks in a very interesting way, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the amazing craft cocktail bar “Raised By Wolves”, found, improbably, in a shopping mall near San Diego. Check it out HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the prolific and brilliant Johann Sebastian Bach! Listen to his lovely and sprightly Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 performed by the amazing Netherlands Bach Society, HERE.

Good News: Brussels will pay its residents to give up their normal cars in favor of something greener, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly great quote from Henry David Thoreau!

Good To Know: A fascinating tidbit about Darjeeling tea.

Good News: As if we needed more reason to love forests, a new study gives us just that, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing our weeklong visit to San Diego, check out an amazing weekly brunch available at the legendary Hotel Del Coronado, Link HERE.

Good For You: The films of the great silent film comedian Buster Keaton are always Good For You. Learn more HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant Norah Jones! Watch her perform her hit song, “Don’t Know Why” on Letterman back in 2002, HERE.

Good News: There is enough water underground in the continent of Africa to handle a five-year drought, if handled correctly! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great thought from Henry David Thoreau.

Good To Know: A fascinating little historic fact about tea and tea bags!

Good News: Great news regarding a potential means to treat some of the effects of Parkinson’s Disease, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore some of the great conservation efforts from the legendary San Diego Zoo, HERE.

Bon Appetit: San Diego is home to some great fish tacos! Learn more about this justly famous culinary delight and some great chefs who make them, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the late, great tap dancer Harold Nicholas! Watch him dazzle and delight in the classic number, “Mister Beebe”, HERE.

Good News: A fascinating new approach to animal conservation has been launched, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A much-loved passage from Henry David Thoreau’s masterpiece “Walden”.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising bit of trivia about tea!

Good News: A blind eel was just one of many, many “new” species introduced to the world recently! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of the delightful Balboa Park in San Diego, California, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the great jazz sax player, Ben Webster! Check him out, alongside trumpeter Charlie Shavers, playing the classic “Stardust”, HERE.

Good News: Chile has created a massive new national park to help protect the rapidly melting glaciers, Link HERE.

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

Good To Know: A brilliant, historic coffee-related anecdote.

Good News: A brilliant repurposing of former coal mine locations in the Appalachian Mountains, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Modern technology gives you the ability to virtually explore Stonehenge! Give it a try HERE.

Good Company: Carl Sagan made history with the groundbreaking science program “Cosmos” on PBS. Learn a bit about what set a young Sagan on his life’s path, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great composer Bela Bartok! Watch the London Symphony Orchestra as they record the final movement of Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra”, HERE.

Good News: Scientists at MIT are working on a plant-based polymer that is stronger than bone or aluminum alloys, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful Mister Rogers quote.

Good To Know: Clearing up a mystery about a coffee brand’s name.

Good News: A road in a London suburb is temporarily closed, for the loveliest and quirkiest reason! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing to explore great man-made wonders of the world, explore the Roman Colosseum with your guide, Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Times: Today is the anniversary of the birth of the great Hollywood song-and-dance man, Gene Nelson! Check out a brilliant duet with Gene and Virginia Mayo, HERE!

Sounds Good: Nothing much, just a classic jazz tune in the hands of a master! Listen to Marian McPartland and her Trio swinging their way through Duke Ellington’s “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”, HERE.

Good News: A collection of great news about forests around the world!

The Good Word: A classic quote from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Some surprising information about coffee consumption…

Good News: A remarkable breakthrough in the battle against aging, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little tour of one of the most remarkable places in the world, the temple complex at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Link HERE.

Good For You: The dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers is definitely Good For You. Check out the delightful “Isn’t It A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain” HERE.

Sounds Good; Happy birthday to the late, great jazz and swing pianist Johhny Guarnieri. Listen to (and watch) him perform Bix Beiderbecke’s “In A Mist”, HERE.

Good News: England and Wales have (finally!) passed legislation to allow outdoor weddings, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More important thoughts from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: A pretty interesting fact about caffeine.

Good News: A community-owned wind turbine has just come online in Wales, giving energy bill discounts to its owners! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a lovely stroll through one of Rome’s loveliest areas, the delightful Trastavere region of the city, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Learn a foolproof and brilliant method for preparing one of Rome’s most iconic meals, Cacio e Pepe pasta, courtesy of Serious Eats, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the phenomenal Sister Rosetta Tharpe! Listen to her stunning performance of the gospel classic, “Down By The Riverside”, HERE.

Good News: Rewilding efforts near London are helping the beaver population return to the area for the first time in nearly four centuries! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: Some more fascinating information about coffee…

Good News: The first African person to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize in architecture is celebrated! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual walking tour around the legendary Acropolis in Athens, courtesy of the terrific Rick Steves, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant Russian romantic composer, Modest Mussorgsky! Listen to one of his real masterpieces, “Pictures At An Exhibition”, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant inventor from Uganda has created an affordable, portable method to create clean drinking water, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Words of wisdom from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Some compelling information about espresso!

Good News: New legislation in Chile takes another swipe at single-use plastics, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let National Geographic take you on a beginner’s guided tour of the remarkable Machu Picchu in Peru, HERE.

Good Company: It’s hard to find better company than that of the Dalai Lama. Listen to some of his lovely thoughts, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of brilliant albums available on vinyl, listen to the classic “Abbey Road” by The Beatles, HERE.

Good News: An L.A.-based startup company has created an amazing system to repurpose and reuse unrecycleable plastics, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important reminder from the pen of C.S. Lewis.

Good To Know: More great coffee trivia!

Good News: The nation of Wales has come up with an innovative new road surface using a surprising recycled material, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore one of the most famous and famously beautiful buildings in all the world, the majestic Taj Mahal. Link HERE!

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Nat “King” Cole! Celebrate his birthday with a truly brilliant album (available on vinyl!), “After Midnight”. Listen HERE.

Good News: 65% of companies in the UK are now offering a 4-day work week! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and inspiring quote from Ella Fitzgerald!

Good To Know: Some great information about coffee in New York…

Good News: Helping to break the disinformation cycle around the conflict in Ukraine. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore and learn about the phenomenal pyramids of Egypt, HERE.

Good For You: The great Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” is very Good For You, and you can watch the trailer for it HERE.

Sounds Good: The music of Bob Marley always sounds good, and his greatest hits collection “Legend” is one of the truly great albums of all time. Listen to the whole thing HERE.

Good News: Researchers discover yet another amazing way in which forest trees help mitigate carbon dioxide, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from the brilliant Walt Whitman.

Good To Know: A little bit of trivia about coffee…

Good News: Scientists and researchers at the University of Bath in England have hit upon a method to recycle plastics at room temperature in mere minutes! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Let National Geographic take you on an awe-inspiring tour of Petra, in Jordan, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: Travel all across the world and explore the many ways different cultures enjoy their coffee, HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing our week-long rumination on great albums to own on vinyl, we listen to the seminal 1993 alubum “Midnight Marauders” from A Tribe Called Quest. Listen HERE.

Good News: A newly-discovered species of fish in the Maldives has been named for that country’s national flower, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important quote from the great Winston Churchill.

Good To Know: A surprising fact about a New York City ant…

Good News: Floating solar panels in South Korea are a brilliant innovation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this amazing video, produced by National Geographic, about the incredible Great Wall Of China, HERE.

Good One: A pretty good, awful joke!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week of great vinyl albums you can own, listen to the seminal Miles Davis classic, “Kind Of Blue”, HERE.

Good News: The wreck of the long-lost Antarctic expeditionary ship, The Endurance, has finally been found! Link HERE.

The Good Word: Some wonderfully awful Vogon poetry, by Douglas Adams!

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising fact about stars and trees…

Good News: Want to learn about parks in your area? Check out this amazing interactive map from the Trust for Public Lands, HERE.

Wonderful World: One of the most amazing and unusual places in the world, Socotra, is the focus of an incredibly informative little video HERE.

Good Company: Today would have been Douglas Adams’s 70th birthday! Watch this brilliant interview with him, HERE.

Sounds Good: And watch some (pretty rough but still incredible) video of Douglas Adams playing onstage with Pink Floyd for his 42nd birthday in 1994! Link HERE.

Good News: Scientists in Ireland have identified a new treatment method to fight agains severe asthma, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly brilliant quote from Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: A startling fact about the days and years on Venus…

Good News: A brilliant startup in Colombia is creating easy-to-make low-income housing made from recycled plastic and coffee husks, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take an aerial tour of the gorgeous and otherworldly Rainbow Mountains in China, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great jazz cornetist, Bix Beiderbecke! Listen to his brilliant piano composition, “In A Mist” performed by the great Marian McPartland, HERE.

Good News: The US Women’s soccer team will finally be paid the same amount as their male counterparts in competitions, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliantly clever quote from Douglas Adams!

Good To Know: A surprising fact about solar energy…

Good News: Still MORE evidence about the benefits of regular exercise, this time regarding strength-building activities, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out this National Geographic video about a remarkable hotel in Bolivia, made entirely out of salt! Link HERE.

Good For You: Meditation is definitively Good For You, and John Butler is a delightfully soft-spoken guide, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the release of U2’s classic 1987 album, The Joshua Tree! Listen to the whole darned thing HERE.

Good News: Panama joins a growing number of nations to enact legislation to protect the “rights of nature”, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Brilliant words from Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: A truly amazing fact about our Solar System!

Good News: Supermarkets in the UK are embracing “refill shopping” to combat single-use plastic waste, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stunning, 360-degree view tour of the amazing Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand, Link HERE!

Bon Appetit: Celebrate British Pie Week with this loving ode to a working-class classic, Pie & Mash! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary jazz pianist, Dick Hyman! Listen to his brilliant album, From The Age Of Swing, HERE.

Good News: An international coalition of 175 nations resolved to end plastic pollution and negotiate a treaty to that end by 2024, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The first of this week’s great quotes from Douglas Adams.

Good To Know: An amazing fact about neutron stars!

Good News: Germany moves up its deadline to shift to 100% renewable energy by a full 15 YEARS, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the otherworldly beauty of the Marble Caves of Patagonia, in Chile! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Maurice Ravel with a gorgeous interpretation of his Piano Concerto in G Major, performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, HERE.

Good News: Kenyan farmers find a way to combine solar farms and crop-producing farms, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the great poem “Autumn” by T.E. Hulme

Good To Know: A startling bit of trivia about St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Good News: Specially trained dogs are helping to find endangered ground-nesting birds in the UK, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little tour of the wonders to be seen at the National Gallery in London, courtesy of Rick Steves, HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Antonio Vivaldi’s life was marked by great selflessness, and he left us with the magnificent “Four Seasons” concerti. Listen to them HERE and read the accompanying sonnets HERE!

Good News: More evidence shows that cutting down on meat consumption is really good for your health, Link HERE.

The Good Word: “Snowdrop”, by Ted Hughes.

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about the London Underground!

Good News: A great campaign in the UK to cut down on plastic waste, and give a triple-benefit to the environment along the way, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual visit to Kappacasein at the Borough Market in London, and try the greatest grilled cheese (toastie) sandwich in town, Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Born on this day, jazz clarinetist Barney Bigard went on to a decades-long career that spanned generations! Watch and listen to him perform “Caravan” in 1968, HERE.

Good News: Wind power contracts attracted $1.5 Billion in bids in a recent auction, indicating a strong interest in renewable energy in the U.S., Link HERE.

The Good Word: The beautiful “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman.

Good To Know: An interesting bit of music history trivia in London…

Good News: Hope for UK hedgehogs! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Learn a bit about the many wonders of the British Library, Link HERE.

Good For You: Revel in the delights of the movie “Mary Poppins”, and listen to the classic song “Feed The Birds” HERE.

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the great tenor sax player, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and listen to his searing solo on “Jumpin’ At The Woodside”, HERE.

Good News: A brilliant competition to help fight the blight of plastic pollution in sub-Saharan Africa, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely, classic poem from William Wordsworth.

Good To Know: Some truly surprising facts about England’s Palace of Westminster.

Good News: The UK is poised to repeal the cruelly outdated law known as the Vagrancy Act, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little guided tour of the many wonders of the British Museum, courtesy of Rick Steves, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Check out the mouthwatering current state of street food in London, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the late, great Glenn Miller! Watch him and his band perform their biggest hit, In The Mood, HERE.

Good News: Some thoughts on how to engage with the difficult news in the world while still seeking the positive and good news, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the Lewis Carroll’s classic poem “The Jabberwocky”.

Good To Know: A classic bit of trivia about a major London tourist site!

Good News: Some hopeful news about humpback whale conservation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Explore the historic center of Greater London, the square mile known as The City, and one of its showpieces, St. Paul’s Cathedral, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant jazz sax player, Dexter Gordon! Check him out with the Oscar Peterson Trio on “You Stepped Out Of A Dream”, HERE.

Good News: A campaign to protect the lovely and historic walkways of rural England got a little boost last week, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Good To Know: A truly impressive bit of trivia about house cats!

Good News: The Lego Foundation is offering a great incentive to group efforts to help improve child development in the wake of the pandemic, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a lovely aerial tour of the glorious flower fields of Castelluccio di Norcia in Italy, in all their springtime splendor, HERE.

Good Company: Sometimes, the good company we need is the kind that can make us laugh uncontrollably, and Jim Gaffigan can deliver! Watch his legendary “Hot Pockets” routine, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy (belated) birthday to the late, great Claude “Fiddler” Williams! Check out his hard-swinging violin stylings in Germany in 1988, HERE

Good News: An optional four-day work week is to be trialled in Belgium this year, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A very deep and layers quote from Dizzy Gillespie.

Good To Know: A startling fact about cats!

Good News: A major step in Indigenous rights was taken recently in Ecuador, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the delightful, endless fields of Baby Blue Eyes flowers of the Hitachi Seaside Park, Link HERE.

Sounds Good (!): Watch the phenomenal Buddy Tate take a lengthy and brilliant solo on the song “Little Pony” with the Count Basie Alumni Orchestra, Link HERE.

Good Times (!!!): David “Fathead” Newman was born on this day. Listen to his classic soul-jazz tune “Hard Times” recorded in 1958, HERE.

Good News: The largest coal-powered energy plant in Australia is closing seven years early because of competition from renewables! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and inspiring quote from Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook.

Good To Know: A truly fascinating fact about how cats walk.

Good News: Scientists and researchers have created a map of “whale superhighways” in the world’s oceans to help conservation efforts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a lovely aerial tour of the phenomenal Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and its glorious colors, HERE.

Good For You: Take a listen to the wonderfully fascinating podcast “A History of the World in 100 Objects” from the British Museum, Link to the audio of Episode One, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy (belated) birthday to the brilliant swing trumpeter, Rex Stewart! Watch him performing with members of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra on the hard-swinging “C-Jam Blues”, Link HERE.

Good News: Lots of different effort are coming together to protect wild salmon in the rivers of Scotland, learn more HERE.

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

Good To Know: Another surprising tidbit about cats and their claws!

Good News: Wales joins other nations in trialling a basic income scheme, this time focused on at-risk youth. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the beautiful cherry blossoms in springtime in the city of Bonn, Germany! Click HERE.

Bon Appetit: Gain a new appreciation for mastery of craft AND delicious fish! Watch the trailer for the great documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”, HERE

Sounds Good: Celebrate the birthday, and the legacy, of James Reese Europe, a hugely important figure in black music in America. Learn more about him HERE.

Good News: 100 Countries have committed to combine their efforts to help curb pollution on the international high seas, link HERE.

The Good Word: A very straightforward and great quote from Muhammad Ali!

Good To Know: A surprising little fact about cats and taste.

Good News: Using forensic science to help fight ivory poachers, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the splendor of the lavender fields of Provence in springtime, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke…

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Nina Simone, one of the most powerful performers of the 20th century. Check out her performance of “My Baby Just Cares For Me”, HERE.

Good News: Fin whales, the second largest animals on Earth, are having a population rebound thanks to conservation efforts! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the amazing Rosa Parks.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of history about Edinburgh…

Good News: The UK supermarket chain, Morrison’s, will scrap “Use By” dates on their branded milk to help curb food waste, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a visit, alongside Rick Steves, to the amazing Scotch whiskey emporium, Cadenhead, on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Link HERE.

Good Company: Check out this delightfully animated (literally) interview with Louis Armstrong from 1964, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Revisit the powerful and passionate performance of “Black and Blue” by Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars, live in Berlin in 1965, HERE.

Good News: A Colorado farmer converts his land to harvest sunshine, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A terrific quote from Maya Angelou!

Good To Know: A lovely bit of trivia about Edinburgh.

Good News: Norway demolishes a dam to help the health of the stream and its fish, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a brief but wonderful virtual stroll through Edinburgh’s lovely Princes Street Gardens, Link HERE.

Good Times: Take a look at the seminal art exhibition known as the “Armory Show” which opened on this date in 1913, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Treat yourself to a rare filmed performance of the hard-swinging quartet known as Cats & The Fiddle, performing their hit “Killin’ Jive”, HERE.

Good News: Researchers have discovered a means to create energy based on a chemical reaction using ammonia, link HERE.

The Good Word: A profound quote from the great Coretta Scott King.

Good To Know: A great bit of trivia about a penguin in Edinburgh…

Good News: Some terrific news about mass tree planting in India, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, hosted by the great Rick Steves, Link HERE.

Good For You: The Jack Benny television program was a natural extension of his brilliant and much-loved radio show. Check out a few episodes, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant yet unheralded swing trumpeter, Taft Jordan! Listen to the track “I Didn’t Know About You”, HERE, from his Duke Ellington tribute album!

Good News: Physicians in Canada can now write actual prescriptions for their patients to spend time in nature, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant reminder from Harriet Tubman,

Good To Know: Some amazing information about just how historic the city of Edinburgh actually is…

Good News: Detroit is installing a mile’s-worth of electrified road to test out a method to charge electric vehicles while they’re in motion, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour of the delightful Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Make sure you aren’t hungry when you watch this video that includes a few minutes discussing the brilliant bakery, Twelve Triangles, in Edinburgh! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to the legendary funk sax player, Maceo Parker! Check him out playing a song made famous when he was with James Brown, “Make It Funky”, HERE.

Good News: An amazing spinal cord implant has allowed a man whose spinal cord was severed, to walk again through technology, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great quote from Booker T. Washington.

Good To Know: Some impressive facts about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Good News: More good news in the fight agains breast cancer!

Wonderful World: Revisiting a favorite, The Milkman coffee shop in Edinburgh, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly good (?) joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrating the life and musicianship of the great jazz tenor sax player, Wardell Gray! Watch him perform with the Count Basie Sextet in 1950, HERE.

Good News: Iceland, one of only three nations still allowing commercial whaling, may be giving it up! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A terrific quote from the brilliant Thurgood Marashall.

Good To Know: An impressive fact about pomegranate seeds!

Good News: Some very compelling reasons to add more beans and legumes to your diet, according to a newly released study, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Next time you visit Kansas City, be sure to visit the brilliant National World War One Museum and Memorial. Check out a video of it, HERE.

Good Company: Listen to a few lovely excerpts from and interview with the great jazz sax player, Sonny Rollins, HERE.

Sounds Good: And while you’re at it, listen to Sonny Rollins and his quartet perform his biggest hit, “St. Thomas”, HERE.

Good News: A single test may help to predict the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant thought from Nelson Mandela.

Good To Know: Some fascinating facts about cranberries!

Good News: An endangered butterfly species has been surreptitiously rehabilitated in England! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Continuing our exploration of Kansas City, take a look at the (now shuttered) TikiCat cocktail bar, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: On this date in 1905, the great Swing drummer Chick Webb was born! Listen to his incendiary solo toward the end of the classic “Harlem Congo” from 1937, HERE.

Good News: It turns out that there are 14% more tree species on Earth than we previously estimated! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely and important quote from Ella Fitzgerald.

Good To Know: A really really surprising fact about raisins in the United States…

Good News: A form of gene therapy may well be an actual cure for Leukemia and other forms of blood cancer, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the delightful Overland Park Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, and all its many wonders, HERE.

Good For You: A little ode to the splendidly pleasant film “Cold Comfort Farm” (1995), Link to the trailer HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy Birthday to the brilliant and innovative swing-era bass player, Walter “Big ‘Un” Page! Listen to him take a rare solo on “Pagin’ the Devil” in 1939, HERE.

Good News: Researchers in Japan have developed a new type of battery that may put electric-powered jet airliners in reach, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant quote from the legendary Jackie Robinson.

Good To Know: A startling fact about cherry trees!

Good news: Bee-friendly bricks are being used in new buildings being put up in the city of Brighton in England! Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Take a virtual visit to one of the best BBQ spots in the VERY intensely competitive BBQ town of Kansas City, known as Q39, HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday the the incredible and unsung jazz singer and bandleader, Blanche Calloway! Listen to her classic “Just A Crazy Song” from 1931, HERE.

Good News: A new study shows even MORE reason to increase your consumption of olive oil to help stave off a number of health problems, link HERE.

The Good Word: A brief but potent quote from the great African-American leader, WEB DuBois.

Good To Know: A surprising bit of trivia about some expensive fruit…

Good News: …and another study shows reasons to put more magnesium in your diet to fend off a bunch of diseases such as cancer and more, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Kicking off a week celebrating Kansas City, take a look at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and learn a thing or two about their remarkable collection, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly HILARIOUS joke (?)

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the late, great Eubie Blake, born on February 7, 1883. Watch and listen to him as he performs some of his vintage hits, live onstage in Berlin in 1972, HERE.

Good News: A broad swath of Redwood forest in California has been haded back to indigenous caretakers after far too long, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another truly lovely thought from the brilliant Thich Nhat Hahn.

Good To Know: A little fascinating bit of history about…Snowmen.

Good News: The incidence of ovarian cancer in UK women is plunging! Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: There are few places in the world more beautiful than Yosemite National Park, and it’s that much lovelier under freshly fallen snow! Check it out HERE.

Good Company: Can’t get enough of the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hahn in this week’s “Good Word” segment? Then listen to him chat with Oprah Winfrey for a while, HERE.

Sounds Good: The electronic music duo Frou Frou only released one album, but it contained some phenomenal music! Listen to one of the best tracks “Breathe In” performed live in 2019, HERE.

Good News: Billionaire Mark Cuban is singe-handedly taking on the ludicrously price-gouged world of pharmaceuticals and making life-saving drugs vastly more affordable, Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from Thich Nhat Hahn.

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about insects in winter!

Good News: An LA-based startup is tackling non-recyclable plastics in a surprisingly straightforward way, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Behold the splendor of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, under a blanket of beautiful snow, Link HERE

Bon Appetit: Learn a thing or two about Dandelyan, a bar that made the top of many Best Of lists for years, and listen to the man who created it, HERE

Sounds Good: Watch an absolutely beautiful performance of Franz Schubert’s Impromptu No. 90, in a remarkable format, Link HERE.

Good News: A remarkable record in renewable energy production has recently been set in the state of South Australia, link HERE

The Good Word: Some words of wisdom from the late, great Thich That Hanh.

Good To Know: Some surprising information about the winter season!

Good News: An amazing flying car has been given airworthiness certification in its home nation of Slovakia, link HERE.

Wonderful World: Behold the splendor of the Grand Canyon under a blanket of wintry snow, HERE

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Celebrate the anniversary (yesterday!) of the birth of one of the great jazz trumpeters of all time, Roy Eldridge! Listen to his performance of “But Not For Me” with the Oscar Peterson Trio, HERE.

Good News: A group of citizens is pushing to create an enormous car-free zone in the center of Berlin! Link HERE!

The Good Word: A gorgeous short poem by Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things”

Good To Know: A wonderful bit of trivia about vinyl album sales!

Good News: South Korea is planning to create the world’s first floating city, complete with a closed loop, zero-waste environment, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a delightful stroll through the Tuscan town of Montepulciano alongside the great travel guru, Rick Steves, HERE!

Good Company + Sounds Good: This would have been the birthday of a great person, the composer Sir John Tavener! Listen to his remarkably beautiful work “Song For Athene”, HERE.

Good News: A new study shows that gardens of any size can help bolster the honeybee population in the area, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A truly wonderful poem from the great Anais Nin.

Good To Know: A startling fact about Monaco’s orchestra…

Good News: The capitol of Slovakia has festooned the city’s many advertising spaces with good news stories! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a splendid, brief tour of the delightful city of Siena, Italy, courtesy of Rick Steves! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy Birthday Mozart! One of the greatest geniuses to ever walk the Earth, Mozart was born on this day, so listen to some of his amazing music HERE.

Good News: A Very Clever App has added a feature that allows users to loan out their stuff (tools, appliances, etc.) to their neighbors, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic short poem from the great Robert Frost!

Good To Know: A very surprising fact about that chart topping artist of 2016…Mozart!

Good News: A rare Argentine bird is making a surprise comeback in that country’s wetlands, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out all the amazing things to see and do in the Italian city of Pisa (besides that famously off-kilter tower…) The tour is HERE

Good For You + Sounds Good: Put a giant smile on your face watching an exuberant George Michael singing the classic song “Somebody To Love” live onstage with Queen, HERE.

Good News: More research links physical activity and exercise with a decrease in dementia and other neurodegenerative disease, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Listen to the great poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Good To Know: A genuinely surprising bit of music history trivia!

Good News: A whole new coral reef has been discovered off the coast of Tahiti, giving hope to preservationists worldwide! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little virtual tour with Rick Steves, as he shows us around the charmingly preserved medieval Italian town of Lucca, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Behold the glory of the best hot chocolate in London, Dark Sugars, HERE.

Sounds Good: One of the catchiest tunes and most breathtaking visual performances you’ll see, check out Christine and the Queens and their hit song “Tilted”, performed on the Graham Norton Show, HERE

Good News: Researchers in Oslo are utilizing Artificial Intelligence to help find new means to fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Link HERE.

The Good Word: The lovely “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne.

Good To Know: Learn who holds the record for the largest free concert of all time…

Good News: Dog rescued from drowning by a drone with a sausage? Yep. Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a stunning 360-degree virtual tour of Florence, Italy, HERE

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Happy belated birthday to Django Reinhardt! Watch him perform with Le Quintette du Hot Club De France, HERE.

Good News: The concept of a 4-Day work week is spreading globally and the UK is the latest to give it a go! Learn more HERE.

The Good Word: One more wise quote from Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: Another bizarre historical fact about a soda brand…

Good News: More than 70 new species of plants and animals were discovered in 2021! Find out more about them HERE.

Wonderful World: Few places on Earth are a magical as the city of London from above, at night. See what all the fuss is about, HERE.

Good Company: Benedict Cumberbatch may specialize in playing unpleasant characters, but he is evidently entirely pleasant himself. See how pleasant HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy belated birth anniversary to the great Swing drummer, Gene Krupa! Watch him do his thing with Benny Goodman & His Orchestra in their signature flag-waver, “Sing, Sing, Sing” HERE.

Good News: A brand-new rewilding center is slated to open soon on a 10,000 acre estate in the highlands of Scotland! Link HERE.

The Good Word: More wisdom from the great Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: A hilarious bit of history from Coca-Cola’s advertising past…

Good News: A new study gives yet more reason to put olive oil into your daily diet, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a little visual break today and explore the beautiful and rugged coastal region of England called Cornwall, HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the brilliant, multi-Grammy Award winning drummer, Jeff “Tain” Watts! Check him out with Branford Marsalis, performing the classic “Stompin’ At The Savoy” HERE.

Good News: A new system links aspiring gardeners with hard-to-come-by plots of land in London in what’s being called an AirBnB for gardeners, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A classic quote from Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: Some surprising history about Mountain Dew soda!

Good News: Scientists and engineers are developing a renewable energy generator based on seaweed! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself about ten minutes of bliss with a virtual aerial tour of the scenic Cotswolds region of England, HERE.

Good For You: Casablanca is considered one of the greatest films of all time and with good reason. Check out the original theatrical trailer HERE.

Sounds Good: UK Grime rapper Stormzy is justifiably famous for his style, flow and activism. Check him out performing his hit single “Crown” on the Graham Norton Show, HERE.

Good News: Scientists are working to isolate the specific allergens in dogs with an eye toward creating an allergy vaccine! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thought-provoking quote from the great Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: Some really amazing information about Coca-Cola and Kosher rules…

Good News: A company in the Netherlands is creating a form of concrete to promote growth of moss in urban environments, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Revisiting a favorite spot, Riley’s Fish Shack in Tynemouth! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Give your soul a few minutes of sheer bliss, listening to the rightly famous “Flower Duet” from Leo Delibes’s classic work Lakme, HERE.

Good News: A non-profit organization in the Netherlands is creating machines to stop plastic pollutants from rivers before they enter the ocean, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and justifiably famous quote from Maya Angelou.

Good To Know: A startling fact about the history of 7up Soda.

Good News: A lowland mountain gorilla was born in the Virunga National Park in Congo, a major win for gorilla conservationists! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a beautiful aerial tour of the historic and lovely Tynemouth Priory in the north of England, Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly AMAZING joke…

Sounds Good: Celebrate the birthday (yesterday!) of one of the great innovators in jazz music history, the pioneering bebop drummer Kenny “Klook” Clarke. Watch him swing HERE

Good News: A six-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia is the youngest certified gardener in the state! Link HERE.

The Good Word: One more great quote from Walt Disney!

Good To Know: A genuinely great bit of Disneyland trivia.

Good News: A new type of library is taking hold across the U.S. and they are “tool libraries”! Learn more HERE.

Wonderful World: The Carnation Plaza Gardens at Disneyland hosted live music for dancing every Saturday since 1958. Check out the last night before they remodeled it, HERE.

Good Company: The Sherman Brothers wrote so so many of the classic Disney songs we all know and love. Check out an interview with Richard Sherman about it all, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrapping up a week of Disney music interpreted in various ways, check out this hard-swinging version of “Whistle While You Work” by Artie Shaw and his Orchestra, HERE.

Good News: A medical student at a hockey game saved the life of a total stranger, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another phenomenal inspirational quote from Walt Disney.

Good To Know: An…interesting bit of trivia about Disneyland!

Good News: A group of landscape gardeners raised thousands of pounds to buy toys for local families in need, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a ride on Disneyland’s legendary Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, HERE.

Good Times: On this week back in 1939, Jack Benny and his amazing cast performed their weekly skit, in this case, a spoof of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and it’s HILARIOUS. Listen to it HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the genius of the Miles Davis Sextet from 1961, featuring John Coltrane and Hank Mobley among others, as they interpret “Someday My Prince Will Come”, HERE.

Good News: A lifeboat charity that saves refugees crossing the English Channel seems to have had their best year of fundraising in 2020, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another fantastic quote from Walt Disney!

Good To Know: A classic bit of Disneyland trivia!

Good News: The city of Pula in the country of Croatia has taken some beautiful steps to help communicate with nonverbal people, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend a few minutes virtually strolling around the Disneyland resort at dusk, Link HERE.

Good For You: Taking the leisurely Grand Circle Tour on the Disneyland Railroad is always Good For You. Check it out HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the delightful official soundtrack to Main Street U.S.A. performed by an orchestra under the direction of Dean Mora, HERE.

Good News: The University of Oxford has created a new blood test that can detect cancer even in patients with “nonspecific” symptoms, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another fantastic and brief quote from Walt Disney!

Good To Know: Some really interesting information about the attractions at Disneyland.

Good News: The government of Denmark has pledged to make their domestic air travel carbon neutral by 2030! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual ride on the pleasantly quaint Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland, HERE.

Bon Appetit: The Candy Kitchen has been on Main Street U.S.A. since Disneyland’s opening day! Learn a bit about the place in a quick video HERE.

Sounds Good: Disney music has been a rich source of inspiration to jazz musicians from the start, and Dave Brubeck made a whole Disney ALBUM! Listen to “When You Wish Upon A Star” from that album, HERE.

Good News: Two new rewilding schemes have been unveiled by the UK government recently, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A brilliant and brief quote from Walt Disney.

Good To Know: Some fascinating facts about Disneyland!

Good News: The five nuclear weapons holding nations signed a pledge not to use them in warfare, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out a delightful compilation of some footage from Disneyland’s opening day, HERE.

Good One: A few good (?) Disney-themed jokes!

Sounds Good: Listen to the splendid “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from the motion picture “Mary Poppins”, as performed by the incomparable Louis Armstrong. Link HERE.

Good News: The global shipping industry took several important and potentially game-changing steps last year to reduce and eliminate their emissions, Link HERE.

The Good Word: One last, fantastic quote from the brilliant Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: A fascinating collection of facts about kiwi birds!

Good News; A whole species of honeybees, believed to possibly be extinct, has been rediscovered on the grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Give yourself a tropical vacation on the gorgeous Samoan Islands, HERE.

Good Company: Spend a few minutes in the delightfully Good Company of one of the patron saints of this podcast, Phil Rosenthal, and listen to him answer some fun questions from Larry King, HERE.

Sounds Good: Head out into your weekend with some gorgeous jazz! Listen to “Central Park West” from the album Coltrane’s Sound, by the John Coltrane Quartet. Link HERE.

Good News: Food scientists and engineers have developed an incredible new type of plastic-like packaging that provides antimicrobial protection as well as extending the shelf life, Link HERE.

The Good Word: Another incredible quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Some amazing information about ravens!

Good News: The nature Conservancy, alongside many partners, has closed a $76.5 million deal to protect a massive region of the rainforests of Belize, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a few minutes to soothe your mind and soul with a virtual vacation to Fiji! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: The brilliant trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie passed on this day in 1993. Check out his performance of one of his own tunes, Tour De Force, HERE.

Good News: France has banned single use plastic wrap from fruits and vegetables in markets, effective on this past New Year’s Day! Link HERE

The Good Word: Another fantastic quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Some really amazing trivia about Ospreys!

Good News: New U.S. infrastructure legislation will work to finally eliminate ALL lead pipes that bring water to people, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual, aerial tour of the delights of the North Shore of Oahu, HERE.

Good For You: Learning new things AND appreciating great art are both Good For You! Do both with a remarkable series of mini-documentaries, HERE.

Sounds Good: Dig the amazing sounds and dancing of the unbelievably talented entertainer, Sammy Davis, Jr. in a performance from 1962. Link HERE.

Good News: The population of bald eagles in the lower 48 United States has rebounded brilliantly since near-extinction in the mid-sixties! Link HERE

The Good Word: A profound (and fairly famous) quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Some amazing, and slightly scary, facts about…pigeons.

Good News: Espanola Island tortoises in the Galapagos archipelago have come back from nearly going extinct, and are now reproducing in the wild! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a two-and-a-half minute vacation to the tropical paradise that is The Maldives, HERE.

Bon Appetit: Take a little tour of, and learn a thing or two about, the amazing Theo’s Chocolates, located in Seattle! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (maybe…?) to the undeniably brilliant Slim Gaillard! Watch him do what made him famous for decades, in this remarkable clip, HERE.

Good News: Desert rivers and streams in the Moab desert of Utah are being aided in their environmental work by repopulated beavers! Link HERE.

The Good Word: More great wisdom from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about crows and ravens!

Good News: Habitat for Humanity has just created their first 3D printed home, in Williamsburg, Virginia! Learn ore about it HERE.

Wonderful World: Need a little tropical break? Check out this lovely tourism video about the island paradise of St. Barth’s, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly joke!

Sounds Good: Spend a few splendid minutes today listening to birthday boy James Carter, alongside the Amazing Keystone Big Band, performing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”, HERE

Good News; A look back a some of the absolutely breathtaking advances in biotechnology and medicine in the past year!

The Good Word: An exceptionally good quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: A surprising and fun bit of information about certain words…

Good News: 2021 was a banner year around the world for cyclists and groups which are keen to spread more cycling and walking in the great cities of the world.

Wonderful World: Take a look at just how gorgeous Seattle is under some beautiful snow, HERE.

Good Company: What better way to wrap up this year than in the exceptionally Good Company of Mister Rogers? Check out a lovely compilation, HERE.

Sounds Good: One last great choral performance for this year, this time from the “social-music initiative” know as Koolulam. Watch their chills-inducing and lovely performance of “One Love”, HERE.

Good News: Several places tried out the idea of a Universal Basic Income in various ways and methods, and the results were extremely promising!

The Good Word: Listen to a brilliant quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the concept of “ubuntu”.

Good To Know: A great bit of typewriter trivia!

Good News: An overview about some of the major steps forward in the fight agains plastic waste and single use plastics around the world!

Wonderful World: Take a delightful 15-minute guided stroll around lovely Edinburgh during snowfall, Link HERE.

Good Times: Celebrate the New Year’s Eve birthday of the great artist Henri Matisse, and learn a bit more about him, HERE.

Sounds Good: It wouldn’t be a week of wintry classical music without hearing a brilliant performance of Vivaldi’s “Winter” movement from his masterpiece, “The Four Seasons”, HERE.

Good News: Some uplifting reminders of the animals who stepped back from the brink of extinction in the past year!

The Good Word: A wonderfully profound quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: A clever little fact about the name “Earth”…

Good News: More good animal news, this time regarding the reintroduction of several species through the rewilding movements around the world!

Wonderful World: Take a short, virtual tour of the lovely city of Paris as it appears under a blanket of snow, Link HERE.

Good For You: If you’ve never seen the Nicholas Brothers, or their legendary performance in “Stormy Weather”, this is your chance! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen, if you dare, to this delightful, clever, and ultimately kind of hilarious mashup of “Carol of the Bells” with the “Imperial March” from Star Wars, HERE

Good News: A recap of the many ways in which we are moving past fossil fuels as a source of power in the world, and all the benefits of this.

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Some fascinating information about the history of the English Language!

Good News: A look back a a few of the OTHER viruses that were in the news this year, and the ways in which they were defeated!

Wonderful World: Take a half-hour stroll around the lovely streets of London in a beautiful snowfall, Link HERE.

Bon Appetit: In less than five minutes, the charming Mary Berry with show you how to make the seasonal English treat, mince pies! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Spend a few contemplative minutes listening to the great Donald Brinegar Singers performing the wondrous “Little Tree”, written by Eric Whitacre, HERE.

Good News: A few reminders of what went RIGHT this past year in the fight against human-caused climate change, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A few words of wisdom from the late, great Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Good To Know: Some fascinating trivia about the word “checkmate”.

Good News: A look back at the great progress in the realm of renewable energy around the world in the past year!

Wonderful World: Take a short but scenic virtual ride on the Glacier Express in Switzerland, HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of humor!

Sounds Good: Kicking off a week of lovely, classical-music-inspired winter music, listen to “Still, Still, Still”, performed by the Mississippi College Singers, HERE.

Good News: 2021 has been an incredible year for the return of humpback whale populations, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful Christmas quote from Charles Dickens.

Good To Know: Some great trivia about chocolate!

Good News: A brand new method of treating eye injuries is showing incredible promise, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a splendid tour of Calton Hill and take in some breathtaking views of Edinburgh, Link HERE.

Good Company: Take a half-hour out of your day and spend it in the amazingly Good Company of the Peanuts Gang in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington reworked Tchaikovsky’s timeless Nutcracker Suite in his own inimitable way. Check out the delightful “Sugar Rum Cherry” HERE.

Good News: Amsterdam is going to set up a plan to offer laptops to those in financial stress for just 20 Euros, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote about Christmastime!

Good To Know: A bit of history about milk chocolate…

Good News: The country of Wales is giving a tree to every household in the nation to plant themselves, or have planted on their behalf, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a visit to one of the great, quirky cocktail bars in the world, Edinburgh’s amazing Panda & Sons! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: Happy birthday to the legendary Chet Baker! Listen to him, with the Lighthouse All-Stars, as they swing their way through “Winter Wonderland”, HERE.

Good News: An album of birdsongs from endangered birds has raced to the top of the Australian music charts, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A great reminder quote about Christmas.

Good To Know: A great bit of historic trivia about chocolate.

Good News: Several major and minor music labels are banding together (ha!) to reduce and eliminate their carbon footprint, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit the amazing St. Giles Church in Edinburgh, and take in their gorgeous Christmastime service, HERE.

Good For You: The annual Christmas TV specials you grew up with are always worth the occasional revisit! Check out the classic “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” HERE.

Sounds Good: Listen to the irresistibly swinging “Winter Wonderland” as performed by the inimitable Ray Charles, HERE

Good News: The City of London is taking a major step forward in the rewilding movement to boost biodiversity in their area, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely quote about Christmastime from Norman Vincent Peale!

Good To Know: Some important information about white chocolate…

Good News: A new approach to solar panel farms in the UK may give a major boost to the bumblebee population, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the opening day (over a decade ago…) of the incredible National Museum of Scotland, Ling HERE.

Bon Appetit: Spend a few delightful minutes with two of the royals, Kate and William, as they compete to make a roulade alongside their coaches: Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain of The Great British Bake Off! Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Continuing the theme of non-Christmas wintertime music, listen to the amazing Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra perform the Irving Berlin classic, “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”, HERE.

Good News: A new report from the UK shows that urban farming spaces actually produce the same quantities as rural farms, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A thoughtful quote about Christmas from Calvin Coolidge.

Good To Know: Some important dates for your calendar!

Good News: The EU is working up some legislation to protect workers in the gig economy to make sure they are given basic coverages, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the delights of one of the best coffee shops in Edinburgh (or the WORLD), The Milkman! Link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of third-grader humor…

Sounds Good: Kicking off a weeklong theme of winter songs, catch Fats Waller and His Rhythm as they swing “Water Weather” HERE.

Good News: A university in the Netherlands is showing appreciation to its graduating students by planting a forest in their honor, tree by tree for each grad! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A lovely thought from the great Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: A fun fact about a cheese gift fit for a queen!

Good News: A company in the UK becomes the first to offer paid time off for new grandparents! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: An Oregon-based cheese maker called Rogue Creamery has produced the first American-made cheese to win the grand prize at the World Cheese Championships, Link HERE.

Good Company: Spend a minute listening to the wonderful Phil Rosenthal expound on the benefits of travel, HERE.

Sounds Good: Wrap up your week with a smile as Ella Fitzgerald give you her swinging rendition of “Frosty The Snowman”, Link HERE.

Good News: Scientists and engineers at UC Davis have created a new, more eco-friendly alternative to ice cubes! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A beautiful reminder from Mister Rogers.

Good To Know: Some useful information for those of us who love cheese…

Good News: Several solar power firms are taking a brilliant and thoughtful approach to locating sites for their renewable power plants, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Visit one of the most famous and amazing cheese shops in Paris, the Fromagerie Mme. Barthelemy in the St. Germain district! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: This day is the anniversary of the birth of the great songwriter and poet, Andy Razaf! Listen to him sing one of his own lyrics, backed by Fats Waller, HERE.

Good News: A Swiss company has used a non-chemical method to decontaminate a 2.5 acre plot of irradiated land at Chernobyl, Link HERE.

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

Good To Know: Some amazing facts about the long history of cheese making!

Good News: A recent passenger flight from Chicago to Washington D.C. used entirely plant-based fuel, a first for the aviation industry! Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour of the remarkable Tillamook Cheese Factory in Oregon, and see all the amazing products they create, and how its all done, Link HERE.

Good For You: Watching and hearing some backstage stories about the movie “White Christmas” is definitely Good For You, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Learn a thing or two about the history of Bing Crosby’s recording of “White Christmas”, and the watch this heartfelt animated video created for it, HERE

Good News: Portugal’s last coal-fueled power plant shut down recently, making them the fourth European nation to end coal energy, Link HERE.

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

Good Ton Know: A fascinating historic tidbit about cheese legislation in Wisconsin!

Good News: Scientists and researchers have taken a significant step toward achieving nuclear fusion, Link HERE.

Wonderful World + Bon Appetit: Murray’s Cheese Shop on Bleecker Street in New York City has been providing cheese to their customers since the 1940s, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Happy birthday to one of jazz music’s most beloved stars, the late, great Clark Terry. Listen to his flugelhorn genius on “Straight, No Chaser”, HERE.

Good News: The provincial government of British Columbia is taking steps to protect 10,000 square miles of old-growth forests, Link HERE.

The Good Word: An important quote from Mister Rogers!

Good To Know: A surprising fact about the making of cheese.

Good News: The city of Derby in the UK is planning to create the largest rewilding project in any UK city, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Check out the fine cheeses made right in the store at Beecher’s Handmade Cheeses in Seattle (and NYC!), at the link HERE.

Good One: Your weekly dose of third-grade level humor!

Sounds Good: Happy birthday (belatedly!) to Frank Sinatra! Listen to his swinging rendition of the seasonal classic, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”, HERE

Good News: A reef which was destroyed by dynamite fishing (!) has been regrown and reseeded back to health and is now attracting the rest of the marine ecosystem, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A wondrous poem from the brilliant Kenneth Rexroth.

Good To Know: Some amazing facts about the Christmas tree industry in the U.S.

Good News: New Zealand is taking a remarkable step to keep their citizens healthy by effectivly banning the purchase of tobacco products for future generations, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Wander around the charming delights of the Christmas Market of Strasbourg, France! Link HERE.

Good Company + Sounds Good: Paul McCartney seems like some very Good Company to spend time with, and his music is, of course, brilliant. Enjoy both his company AND music HERE.

Good News: Clever scientists and engineers have created a method of manufacturing a new fuel by taking CO2 out of the atmosphere and using solar power to transform it! Link HERE.

The Good Word: A delightful poem celebrating a small joy of winter, by Robert Frost.

Good To Know: Some fun history about tinsel!

Good News: The European Union has drafted legislation to tackle to global crisis of deforestation, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Spend some time virtually strolling the winter wonderland of the annual Christmas Market in Innsbruck, Austria! Link HERE.

Good Times + Sounds Good: On this day in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on CBS, and became a deeply-rooted part of Christmas culture. Listen to its innovative and timeless soundtrack created and performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, in its entirety, HERE.

Good News: The government of Ecuador has passed legislation to protect a cloud forest there, citing the Rights of Nature, Link HERE.

The Good Word: A beautiful poem about winter from Thomas Hardy.

Good To Know: A very fun bit of history about a certain holiday beverage…

Good News: The wild jaguar population of Mexico is rebounding strongly, thanks to a confluence of conservation efforts, Link HERE.

Wonderful World: Take a brief, but delightful virtual tour of the Christmas Markets to be found in lovely Salzburg, Link HERE.

Good For You: Take a peek behind the scenes to see how some of the movie magic was created on the splendid Christmas movie “Elf”, Link HERE.

Sounds Good: Swing in the season with a little help from Ella Fitzgerald, and her wonderfully jazzy rendition of “Sleigh Ride”, HERE

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.