Good News: An innovative mural in Warsaw uses paints that purify the surrounding air, Link HERE

The Good Word: Inspiration from the legendary MC, Common.

Good To Know: Want to hear something amazing about international cooperation…?

Good News: The Elephant population in Kenya is rebounding, thanks to crackdowns on poaching in the area, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual tour around Lindisfarne, a ruined priory and nearby castle (sort of) off the coast of England, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to a brief but lyrically dense performance by Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) from Def Poetry Jam, Link HERE

Good News: Large Blue Butterflies have been reintroduced to England after being declared extinct in the wild, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely thought from The Roots.

Good To Know: Just how long WOULD it take to eat your way through every restaurant in NYC…?

Good News: The Canal and River Trust in the UK is working to improve the canals and towpaths along Englands many routes, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of London’s Piccadilly Circus for a drink at the gorgeous Bar Americaine, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The rebellious rhymes of Flobots and their anthem “Rise”, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists are upgrading the process of photosynthesis to yield more crops, naturally! Link HERE

The Good Word: Ralph Waldo Emerson on what lies within us.

Good To Know: Science shares with us the best time to take that nap!

Good News: The Coronavirus lockdowns have drastically reduced human-created seismic activity, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Want to know where I believe the best hot chocolate in Europe can be found? Hint: PARIS! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to (and read along with) the phenomenal rhymes of Aceyalone’s Accepted Eclectic. Song HERE, Lyrics HERE

Good News: The Little Bear Sanctuary rescues farm animals from bad situations and gives them a home for the rest of their natural lives, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely thought about success from Bob Dylan.

Good To Know: Learn something surprising about cat tails!

Good News: Giuseppe Paterno graduates from the University of Palermo at age NINETY-SIX! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Travel across the world and through time to the retro/film noir-styled cocktail bar “Evans & Peel Detective Agency” in London and get your case solved while tossing a few back, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Find somewhere solitary and peaceful to listen to Claude Debussy’s Arabesques No. 1 and 2, Link HERE

Good News: A captive elephant in Pakistan who hasn’t had a playmate in over eight years is getting relocated to an elephant sanctuary in Cambodia, Link HERE

The Good Word: A great quote from the brilliant composer, John Cage.

Good To Know: Some MIND-BLOWING trivia about Billie Holiday as a babysitter…

Good News: A talented young ballet dancer in Nigeria is getting a scholarship to study with the American Ballet Theatre, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A surprisingly effective virtual tour of the Grand Canyon, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the brilliantly evocative music of Ferde Grofe’s “Grand Canyon Suite”, performed by the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Gerard Schwartz, Link HERE

Good News: Two Beluga whales have been rescued from an entertainment complex and set free near Iceland, Link HERE

The Good Word: Some great words from J.S. Bach on his great output…

Good To Know: Something amazing about Lincoln Logs!

Good News: The growing renewable energy field in the UK is improving so much that the most recent wind power fields may actually pay money back to consumers! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a beautiful aerial tour (or six!) of the great Colosseum of Rome, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen and watch the legendary Yo-Yo Ma performing the Prelude to the Unaccompanied Cello Suite by Bach, and a gorgeous video that accompanies it! Link HERE

Good News: An international team of scientists and engineers are working to complete the first nuclear fusion power generator, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely thought from Albert Schweitzer on coping with life’s stresses…

Good To Know: Time to learn about Beethoven’s particularities in regard to coffee!

Good News: A lovely and heartfelt fundraising effort from the people of Papua New Guinea to aid Australians suffering after the bushfires, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stroll through the Vienna State Opera House thanks to Google Arts & Culture, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the aforementioned Vienna State Opera performing Mozart’s Overture to Die Zauberflote from just a few months ago! Link HERE

Good News: British scientists have used satellite imagery to discover nearly a dozen more colonies of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, Link HERE

The Good Word: Douglas Adams on what Bach’s music teaches us…

Good To Know: How did Franz Liszt deal with all those fans asking for locks of his hair…?

Good News: A box of stained glass bought at auction reveals the solution to a mystery from World War II, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Visit Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg through an incredible virtual tour, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Hear the stirring first movement of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor: Kyrie Elieson performed by the English Baroque Soloists & The Monteverdi Choir, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Link HERE

Good News: RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, is spearheading new technology to create affordable, spray-on coating for windows to make them “smart windows”! Link HERE

The Good Word: Another brilliant quote from Vincent “Big Vinnie” Van Gogh

Good To Know: Something amazing about the wingspan of a Boeing 747…

Good News: Millions of rapid coronavirus tests are going to be deployed across the UK in advance of the coming winter, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Have one of the best cups of coffee you’ll ever enjoy, at The Milkman Coffee Shop in Edinburgh, Scotland! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch as the amazing and idiosyncratic Thelonious Monk plays his tune “Well, You Needn’t” with his quartet in 1965, Link HERE

Good News: The UK city of Oxford is using the pandemic to help get the homeless off the streets and into more permanent housing, Link HERE

The Good Word: A beautiful thought about art from Gustave Kllimt.

Good To Know: Wanna know something funny about the cereal, Shredded Wheat…?

Good News: A robotics company in Japan is developing a Covid-19 prevention mask that amplifies the user’s voice and can translate into 8 different languages! Link HERE

Wonderful World: the phenomenal BBQ of St. Louis, Missouri-based restaurant Salt + Smoke, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen (as loudly as you dare) to Anton Bruckner’s soul-stirring “Os justi meditabitur sapientiam”, Link HERE

Good News: Homeboy Industries, an organization to help gang members re-enter mainstream life, has won $2.5 million to further their work! Link HERE

The Good Word: Vincent Van Gogh drops more knowledge…

Good To Know: Let’s learn something trivial about the Moon.

Good News: Researchers are finding hopeful results in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease by using infrared laser resonance, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Hear about the delights and charms of the Lime Tree Hotel B&B in London’s Belgravia neighborhood, Link HERE

Sounds Good: No big deal. Just Frank Sinatra. And the Count Basie Orchestra. And Quincy Jones. Doing “Fly Me To The Moon”. That’s all. Link HERE

Good News: Coronavirus lockdowns are being credited with contributing to a huge drop in rhino poaching in South Africa, Link HERE

The Good Word: A lovely quote about oddness from Vincent Van Gogh.

Good To Know: Something fascinating about Edgar Allen Poe!

Good News: A simple 5 pence tax on single use plastic bags in supermarkets and stores across England has led to a MASSIVE drop in their use…Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Tour of Peter’s Favorite Places continues with the gorgeous cocktail bar The Everleigh, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Celebrating Louis Armstrong’s birthday with a film of him performing three songs in Copenhagen back in 1933! Link HERE

Good News: Lowering greenhouse gas emissions while improving the GDP is not just possible, it’s HAPPENING! Link HERE

The Good Word: Leonardo Da Vinci on Simplicity…

Good To Know: Wanna have you mind blown? Listen to this fact about trees!

Good News: The extraordinary, posthumous generosity of a quiet Iowa man who used his secret fortune to send 33 students to college after his passing, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Come and have a cocktail at the lovely Bar Swift in London’s SoHo district, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to Lester Young (with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and more!) play a smoothly swinging’ rendition of “How About You?” LIVE! Link HERE

Good News: Costa Rica has reversed decades of deforestation with an effective use of their economy, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on the unsung millions of people doing good, everywhere, everyday.

Good To Know: How hot IS the core of the Sun, really?

Good News: An orca in the Pacific Northwest who made tragic headlines a few years ago is in the news again, in the best possible way, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out the archeologically stunning ancient city of Chan Chan in Peru, and learn how climate change threatens its very existence, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to (and watch!) a brilliant and slightly different performance of Vivaldi’s “Summer” from the Four Seasons, played by Avi Avital and Shaher Fawaz, Link HERE

Good News: Major cities around the world are taking advantage of less-congested streets to expand availability for cyclists and pedestrians, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers talks about the value of deep simplicity…

Good To Know: Get ready for a startling geographic fact about the United States!

Good News: The global population of Tigers is reported to be bouncing back, just in time for World Tiger Day! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Visit the remarkable city of Kilwa Kisiwani on the coast of Tanzania, and learn about its jeopardy in the face of coastal erosion, Link HERE

Sounds Good: We celebrate the life and skills of the rapper Malik B, one of the founders of the seminal hip-hop group The Roots, who passed away today (July 29, 2020), Link HERE

Good News: The EastWest Food Rescue group is taking potentially wasted crops from Eastern Washington to food banks in Western Washington, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Mister Rogers on the Quiet Moments In Life…

Good To Know: Wanna know something about a great German word…?

Good News: A massive research study shows incredible peripheral benefits to the seasonal Flu shot, including massive drops in risks of heart attacks and strokes, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Explore the phenomenal Bangladeshi city of Bagherat, one of the great ancient examples of city planning and learn why it’s at risk, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a few delightful minutes in the presence of one of the best and smoothest tap dancers of all time, Jimmy Slyde, live at the White House! Link HERE

Good News: The BeyondPlastics Awards give recognition to new solutions to eliminate single-use plastics! Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on doing YOUR personal best.

Good To Know: Wanna know something about a quarter…?

Good News: Portugal is on track to eliminate coal-fueled power plants nearly 20 years ahead of plan, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A lovely tour of the city of Edinburgh, and some information about their ambitious goals to fight climate change, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the Horace Silver Quintet, Live in 1968, playing their classic, “Song For My Father”, Link HERE

Good News: The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to pass a bill eliminating mile-long mesh gill nets for fishing, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on watching and listening…

Good To Know: A little something about Sweden today.

Good News: Paying it Forward for about two hours at a Mexican restaurant drive-thru in Gulfport, Mississippi! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Tour the stunning but endangered Easter Island, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers perform the amazing and hard-swinging’ “Moanin'”, Link HERE

Good News: Homeless people struggle to gain access to essential services without having masks, so one million masks are being donated by Hanes, Inc.! Link HERE

The Good Word: We conclude the remarkable work, “Desiderata”, and reflect on its powerful word.

Good To Know: Who on Earth was Thurl Ravenscroft? You definitely know his voice…

Good News: Doing good things for others is *literally* good for you – mentally and physically! Here’s research to support that…Link HERE

Wonderful World: A breathtaking tour of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Link HERE

Sounds Good: A tribute to the incredible skill of the late, great jazz singer, Annie Ross. Listen to Wardell Gray’s recording of the song “Twisted” HERE, and the hear Annie Ross’s vocalese version with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, HERE

Good News: Over one million UK residents say they have quit smoking during the pandemic, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Desiderata”, part three, with reflections…

Good To Know: Learning a bit about “jaywalking”…

Good News: helping out a 94-year-old street vendor in Santa Ana, thanks to the kindness of strangers, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a few minutes and explore several amazing places in Argentina, thanks to GoogleEarth, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The swingin’ piano stylings of the legendary Mary Lou Williams, Link HERE

Good News: 2 million people plant 20 million trees in Uttar Pradesh along the River Ganges, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Desiderata” part two, and some reflections.

Good To Know: An interesting fact about the 3 Musketeers candy bar!

Good Word: Three farmers are spearheading a movement to reintroduce wild areas across East Anglia, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A very personal exhortation to visit the charming and lovely area around Newcastle in the north of England, Link to virtual views HERE

Sounds Good: Frederic Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2, in E Flat Major, Link HERE

Good News: Pakistan has already achieved goals for climate reforms set by the UN for 2030! Link HERE

The Good Word: “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, part one of four.

Good To Know: The BBC radio news for April 18, 1930…

Good News: “B-Lines” are being created across the UK to provide habitat and migration corridors for Bees, Butterflies, and other pollinators, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A lovely 360-degree rotating webcam overlooking Hong Kong, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Take five minutes or so and really listen to Oscar Peterson’s stirring jazz tune, “Hymn To Freedom”, Link HERE

Good News: UN reports plunging rates of malnutrition all across Asia, Link HERE

The Good Word: When is the best time to plant a tree…? Listen to this Chinese proverb!

Good To Know: Trivia regarding Liechtenstein…

Good News: Pine Martens are being reintroduced to the Forest of Dean in England! Check out the adorable babies HERE

Wonderful World: Take a look at the Drinks menu for one of Peter and Lauren’s favorite cocktail spots, The Last Word Saloon in Edinburgh, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the lovely “In A Mist”, written and performed here by Bix Beiderbecke, in 1927! Link HERE

Good News: Researchers have developed an air filter which kills 99.8% of COVID-19 which passes through it, Link HERE

The Good Word: Advice on how to cope with worry, from Duke Ellington!

Good News: Check out this search engine that uses its profits solely to fight climate change by planting trees and developing green energy, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a delightful tour of over 35 locations in the lovely city of Adelaide in South Australia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch the brilliance of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra performing live in Germany in 1969 with their theme song, “Take The ‘A’ Train”! Link HERE

Good News: A product design student in London has created edible plastic wrap for ramen noodles (with the spices mixed in!), Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on, well, seizing the day!

Good News: The City of Bristol in the UK is assisting the locals with social distancing with a great deal of heart, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out all the amazing sights and sounds (but not smells) of Yellowstone National Park, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The soundtrack to many a factory scene in old cartoons, watch the Raymond Scott Quintette perform “Powerhouse”, Link HERE

Good News: Former guerrilla fighters in Colombia are pairing with scientists to explore the biodiversity of the rainforests and jungles there, Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Rainbow”, by William Wordsworth

Good News: A simple process of spreading Basalt dust over croplands shows amazing promise to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, along with other benefits! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stunning 360-degree air tour of the Galapagos Islands and their scenery and wildlife, Link HERE

Sounds Good: An amazing, entertaining, and jaw-dropping live performance by the great Slim Gaillard (and a great story about him, too!) Link HERE

Good News: Grizzly bears get their endangered species status reinstated, Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Good News: Wild European Bison are being reintroduced to the West Blean Woods of Kent in England, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Tour the stunning city of Prague in Czechia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Link HERE

Good News: Two 10-year-old best friends are baking dog treats to raise money for their local food bank, Link HERE

The Good Word: “I Love You” by Carl Sandburg

Good News: A future of unlimited organs for transplants is nearer, thanks to stem-cell developments, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Let’s go to Hobbiton, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Eleanor Powell gives Fred Astaire a run for his tap-dancing money in “Jukebox Dance” from Broadway Melody of 1940, Link HERE

Good News: A battery-powered airplane has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Risk” by Anais Nin

Good News: NASA’s breathtaking time-lapse video of a decades worth of images will simply mesmerize you, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual wander around the delights of Sydney, Australia! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Check out the ridiculously talented Nicholas Brothers performing “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” with Dorothy Dandridge and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Link HERE

Good News: Maricopa County animal shelter volunteers spend the 4th of July keeping dogs and cats calm in the shelters during the noisy and scary fireworks, Link HERE

The Good Word: Thinking of Freedom as an opportunity to do right, by Peter Marshall

Good News: India directs their 12 major ports to run on renewable, green energy! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a breathtaking virtual helicopter tour over Victoria Falls in Africa, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen (and watch) the amazingly musical and brilliant Tap Dancing of the legendary Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Link HERE

Good News: A mountain gorilla in the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is expecting a baby this summer! Link HERE

The Good Word: “This Is Just To Say”, by William Carlos Williams

Good News: The UK Government pledges over one billion pounds to assist the critically foundering Arts & Culture sector, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a wonderfully soothing VR tour of the Maldives, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the stirring Main Theme of Star Wars, by John Williams, Link HERE

Good News: Wild beavers have been reintroduced to the English countryside after a 400-year absence, Link HERE

The Good Word: William Faulkner on freedom and patriotism.

Good News: Paris re-elects Anne Hidalgo, whose plan to make the city more accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a virtual trip across Iceland, courtesy of National Geographic! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Watch the Beach Boys perform their legendary song, “God Only Knows”, sort-of-live. Link HERE

Good News: Loads of people are taking up gardening during the lockdown, and you can too! Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Rainbow” by Christina Rossetti

Good News: Afghan interpreter, who saved an American soldier, celebrates his first 4th of July with his family, as U.S. citizens! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stunning aerial tour of the Pyramids of Egypt, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Feel the power of the incredible Mahalia Jackson singing “How I Got Over”, LIVE. Link HERE

Good News: In a poll, Americans indicate a collective move toward environmental positivity, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Winter Morning Poem” by Ogden Nash

Good News: NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being renamed to honor “Hidden Figures” hero Mary W. Jackson! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Check out this absolutely BRILLIANT virtual tour of Stonehenge, courtesy of English Heritage group, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Listen to the singular and remarkable music of the Los Angeles-based group daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra and their take on the music of A Tribe Called Quest, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists at MIT create a robot that can disinfect the entire Boston Food Bank, with UV-C rays, in 30 minutes! Link HERE

The Good Word: William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”

Good News: A sign language interpreter teaches Yoga classes to the hearing impaired, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The remarkably soothing sights and sounds of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Soulful, funky, groovy jazz from the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, in the form of “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, Link HERE

Good News: CRISPR gene editing may show a path to fight Parkinson’s Disease, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

Good News: Two pig-farming brothers in Dingley Dell (!) in England have devoted 81 acres of their land to help the bee population, to great success, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Seattle’s Museum Of Flight offers you the chance to take 360-degree tours of the cockpits of amazing aircraft! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Let yourself be soothed by the funky, smooth sounds of Les Nubians featuring The Roots, on “Tabou”, Link HERE

Good News: The Kaki bird of New Zealand is having an amazing recovery, having nearly gone extinct, Link HERE

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

Good News: An elderly Paleta vendor in Chicago receives a GoFundMe campaign to give him his retirement at age 70! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a stunning tour of Switzerland via an incredible 360-degree video, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” performed by Diana Krall and Christian McBride, live at the White House, Link HERE

Good News: A new “liquid air” battery is being developed in England with Zero emissions, and at 50% of the cost of Lithium Ion batteries, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on the secret to lasting success…

Good News: Germany’s parliament votes to completely ban single-use plastics, from July 3, 2021, Link HERE

Wonderful World: National Geographic gives us a 3D virtual tour of the International Space Station, Link HERE

Sounds Good: enjoy a light-hearted, hard-swingin’ outtake of Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio doing “It Takes Two To Tango”, Link HERE

Good News: The first patients treated with CRISPR gene editing tech are thriving, one full year after the treatment, Link HERE

The Good Word: Thoughts from Henry David Thoreau, part 5…

Good News: Urban farming pioneers Gotham Greens are bringing fresh, sustainable, environmentally conscious farming to our cities, Link HERE

Wonderful World: take a wonderfully soothing journey across the wintry Norwegian countryside at the front of a locomotive…Link HERE

Sounds Good: Stunningly brilliant L.A.-Based band Ozomatli gives a lively performance of their song “Como Ves”, Link HERE

Good News: Scientists in Australia invent technology to convert Carbon Dioxide waste into industrial building blocks, Link HERE

The Good Word: More great thoughts from Henry David Thoreau!

Good News: Amazing Miyawaki forests fight climate change with biodiversity and bio density, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Virtual spelunking at New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns, courtesy of Google (again!), Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a lovely few minutes luxuriating in the tropical sounds of Buena Vista Social Club, Link HERE

Good News: Harlequin Toads are not as extinct as previously believed! Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on the need for unbridled nature.

Good News: 86-year-old woman uses stimulus check to build a stuffed-animal zoo in her front yard to cheer people up, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The phenomenal interactive website of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Gipsy Kings perform their classic, “Djobi Djoba” live in London in 2004, Link HERE

Good News: A bipartisan bill passes the U.S. Senate to fund the “Great American Outdoors Act”, Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on castles in the air…

Good News: A Virginia middle-school librarian uses drones to get books to students! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Take a remarkable virtual tour of Hawai’i and its active volcanoes, Link HERE

Sounds Good; Watch Marvin Gaye perform “What’s Goin’ On” LIVE in 1972, Link HERE

Good News: Morocco sends millions of PPE to African nations as COVID-19 spreads, Link HERE

The Good Word: Henry David Thoreau on being better than simply “good”.

Good News: A small town in Washington State tries an ingenious way to boost their economy and guarantee the relief stays local, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A breathtaking virtual climb up the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Spend a few lively minutes with the amazing sights and sounds of King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Link HERE

Good News: The first U.S. woman to walk in space has now explored the ocean’s Challenger Deep, the lowest point on Earth, Link HERE

The Good Word: The power of altruism, by Nelson Henderson

Good News: Bad Dad Jokes enlisted to help needy families! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Explore Mount Everest through Google Street View, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Make Believe Mambo”, by David Byrne (from the album Rei Momo), Link HERE

Good News: A plastic bottle recycler in Uganda turns from making building materials to create protective equipment for local hospitals, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers helps us understand how to look for the unique good in others.

Good News: Syrian refugees in the UK take up beekeeping and help to reintroduce a native species, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of Buckingham Palace, Link HERE

Sounds Good: The delightful song, “When I Grow Too Old To Dream”, recorded by Nat King Cole, Link HERE

Good News: Archaeologists use Ground-Penetrating Radar to map an entire Roman city without digging a single shovelful of soil, Link HERE

The Good Word: “Barter” by Sara Teasdale

Good News: Carbon emissions plunge during the pandemic, giving hope for the rise of renewable energy futures, Link HERE

Wonderful World: See over 200,000 works of art and history at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Gymnopedie No. 3 – Lent et Doloreux” by Erik Satie, played by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Link HERE

Good News: Pangolins receive governmental protection, removing them from internationally sanctioned trafficking, Link HERE

The Good Word: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Good News: “Pandemic of Love” website connects thousands of people in need with thousands of people who want to help them, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of the lovely Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Make You Feel That Way” by Blackalicious, Link HERE

Good News: Hobbies can help reduce or prevent depression! Link HERE

The Good Word: “Keep Going”, by Edgar Guest

Good News: Rooftop farms in Paris are set to provide affordable, local, organic produce on a large scale, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A breathtaking virtual tour of Zhāngjiājiè National Forest Park in China, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Yo-Yo Ma performs the Prelude to Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, Link HERE

Good News: New Zealand returns to near-normal, having “crushed” the COVID-19 outbreak there, Link HERE

The Good Word: Zig Ziglar on working toward your goals

Good News: New Jersey man makes hundreds of grocery trips for local senior citizens, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A phenomenal virtual reality tour of Lapland in Norway (including a reindeer sleigh!), and a view of the Northern Lights, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Harry Connick, Jr. dazzles with a live performance of the classic, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, Link HERE

Good News: Two different studies reach similar conclusions about COVID-19 responses worldwide…millions of deaths have been avoided so far, Links HERE and HERE

The Good Word: “If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking”, by Emily Dickinson

Good News: Amazing, good-hearted teen in Buffalo, NY, takes 10 hours and cleans a whole street after looting nearly destroys it, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Google’s “Street View Trekker” takes us all on a virtual hike through the Grand Canyon’s South Rim trails! Link HERE

Sounds Good: The incredible and original hip-hop stylings of Somali-born Canadian K’naan, and his song “Strugglin'”, Link HERE

Good News: Unemployment rates in the United States fall as lockdowns ease across the country, Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on Doing Good for others regardless of your reward

Good News: Penguins in a British zoo are adopted by the perfect company, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A lovely virtual tour of the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Link HERE

Sounds Good: a live performance on KEXP by the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Link HERE

Good News: New Mexico school kids donate their end-of-year rafting trip funds to help the Covid-19 devastated Navajo Nation, Link HERE

The Good Word: Poetry from Harlem Renaissance genius Langston Hughes

Good News: Minneapolis-area school runs a grocery donation food drive to help local neighborhoods hit by looting and has expectations exceeded! Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute’s webcams! Link HERE

Sounds Good: The phenomenal music and message of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Link HERE

Good News: Nature Conservancy teams up with philanthropists to preserve the Virgin River just outside of Zion National Park, Link HERE

The Good Word: Spreading love, via Mother Theresa

Good News: Australian kids cheer up a lockdown-depressed fish in the Cairns Aquarium, Link HERE

Wonderful World: See the wonders of the African veldt thanks to Africams! Link HERE

Sounds Good: An amazing YouTube clip to help understand and appreciate the legendary Giant Steps recording by John Coltrane, Link HERE

Good News: Man creates “Dad, How Do I?” YouTube series to teach youngsters how to do things if their parents aren’t there, Link HERE

The Good Word: The poem “It Couldn’t Be Done”, by Edgar Guest

Good News: Bees stage amazing recovery in Albania due to Covid-19 lockdowns, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of the incredible Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy! Link HERE

Sounds Good: Keep On Movin’ by Soul II Soul, Live at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 2018, Link HERE

Good News: South Korea donates 10,000 face masks to the Navajo Nation to recognize service during the Korean war, link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on caring for everyone around us (and a cameo comment from my cat, Jet!)

Good News: Crayola introduces a new palette of crayons to reflect skin tones from around the world, link HERE

Wonderful World: The San Diego Zoo’s webcams, link HERE

Sounds Good: Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars performing “(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue” in Berlin 1965, link HERE.

Good News: Bionic eye in development may give sight to the blind, Link HERE

The Good Word: Maya Angelou on brightening the day of others around us

Good News: Hawaiian fishermen donate 220 pounde of Grade A Tuna to local hospital workers, Link HERE

Wonderful World: A virtual tour of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Link HERE

Sounds Good: “Well, You Needn’t”, recorded by Miles Davis, Link HERE

Good News: Teen in New Mexico finds thousands of dollars in cash and turns it in: Link HERE

The Good Word: William Hazlitt on the need for adversity.

Good News: Postal worker gives gift cards to 2020 grads who won’t have diploma ceremonies, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Virtually touring the Eiffel Tower, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Bebel Gilberto’s “Tanto Tempo”, Link HERE

Good News: Ultra-rare blue bee species rediscovered in Florida, Link HERE

The Good Word: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on infinite hope

Good News: Traffic crashes continue downward trend for third straight year, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Epic Negroni cocktails at Bar Termini in London, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Duke Ellington’s “Soda Fountain Rag” (Poodle Dog Rag), Link HERE

Good News: No new COVID-19 cases reported in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Hawaii & Montana, Link HERE

The Good Word: Shannon L. Alder on connection with others

Good News: Broadway musical Hamilton to stream from July 3rd, well ahead of schedule! Link HERE

Wonderful World: Webcam of a lovely beach in the Maldives, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Pearl Jam’s seminal debut album, Ten, Link HERE

Good News: Newly discovered microbe in Kenya gives complete malaria protection, Link HERE

The Good Word: Robert Fulghum on Imagination, Myth, Dreams, Hope, Laughter, and Love.

Good News: People of Ireland donate to help Coronavirus-stricken Native Americans, Link HERE

Wonderful World: R.L.Stevenson on the value of Travel for Travel’s sake, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Lester Young with Billie Holiday, “This Year’s Kisses”, Link HERE

Episode Notes

Good News: Iceland won’t hunt whales for the second year in a row,  Link HERE

The Good Word: Mister Rogers on accepting others, and ourselves

Good News: Captain Tom Moore raises over 29 million pounds and receives over 125,000 birthday cards, Link HERE

Wonderful World: The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Mozart’s Serenade #10 for Winds, “Gran Partitia”, Link HERE

  • Good News

Smart contact lenses to help monitor and treat diabetes, https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/contact-lens-to-monitor-glucose-levels-for-diabetics/

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Howard Pyle’s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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Twin ring-tailed lemurs born at the Honolulu Zoo, https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/04/27/hawaii-news/twin-ring-tailed-lemurs-born-at-honolulu-zoo/

  • Wonderful World

A virtual tour of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris

  • Sounds Good

“Cotton Tail” by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

  • Good News

Doctor whose catalytic converter is stolen while at work, gets it replaced for free! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52402109?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cx2pk70323et/uplifting-stories

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Henri Nouwen on doing good every moment, every day

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Neighbors contribute to fill over 200 “pamper bags” for NHS workers, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52395308?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cx2pk70323et/uplifting-stories&link_location=live-reporting-story

  • Wonderful World

The British Museum in London, and their “Museum of the World” interactive tour, https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

  • Sounds Good

The music of A Tribe Called Quest (albums: Low End Theory, and Midnight Marauders)

Episode Notes

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Milan converts 35km of streets to pedestrian and cycling only areas https://www.brightvibes.com/1716/en/milan-to-turn-35km-of-streets-over-to-cyclists-and-pedestrians-to-reduce-car-use-after-lockdown

 

  • The Good Word

Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

 

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London bus stop becomes community children’s art gallery, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-street-art/bus-stop-art-gallery-lifts-spirits-in-lockdown-london-idUSKCN22A0Z3

 

  • Wonderful World

Holland’s Keukenhof Gardens virtual tour, https://www.keukenhof.nl/en/nieuws/360-tour-door-keukenhof/

 

  • Sounds Good

The music of the Nat Cole Trio

Good News: Symbiotic relationship between rhinos and birds helps thwart poachers, https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oxpecker-birds-warn-endangered-black-rhinos-people-near-poaching

The Good Word: Douglas Adams and Last Chance To See

Good News: Coral reef rehabilitation, https://www.brightvibes.com/1713/en/with-no-tourists-australian-scuba-tours-are-planting-coral-instead

Wonderful World: Yosemite National Park webcam, https://www.virtualyosemite.org/virtual-tour/#node27

Sounds Good: Morten Gunnar Larsen, Scott Joplin’s “Solace”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJkYA-TiG1A

Episode Notes

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Bald Eagle population in Ohio grows 151%, https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3758/Ohio-039-s-Bald-Eagle-Population-Is-Soaring

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Winston Churchill on success

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10-Year-Old Missouri girl fundraises to donate over 230 gift cards for local police department, https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3757/10-Year-Old-Donates-232-Gift-Cards-To-Local-Police-Department

  • Wonderful World

Time-lapse webcam of the Eiffel Tower, https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/france/ile-de-france/paris/tour-eiffel.html

  • Sounds Good

John Coltrane’s “Central Park West”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Little Free Libraries converting to temporary Supply stops, https://www.msn.com/en-us/good-news/kindness-cant-be-quarantined-little-free-libraries-now-used-to-provide-essential-items-during-pandemic/ar-BB12UDuQ

  • The Good Word

William Shakespeare’s birthday & Sonnet 18

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Lockdowns around the world lead to drastic lowering in air pollution, https://www2.iqair.com/sites/default/files/documents/REPORT-COVID-19-Impact-on-Air-Quality-in-10-Major-Cities_V6.pdf

  • Wonderful World

Rio de Janeiro webcam, https://www.earthcam.com/world/brazil/riodejaneiro/?cam=rio_copacabana

  • Sounds Good

Ella & Louis albums on Verve

Episode Notes

  • Good News

The Lost Apple Project, https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/25/us/extinct-apples-discovered-in-pacific-scn-trnd/index.html

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Mister Rogers on “How you affect the lives of everyone you meet”

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Capt. Tom Moore raises 18 million pounds for NHS in the UK, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52472132

  • Wonderful World

Great Wall of China virtual tour https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

  • Sounds Good

Brian Eno and Ambient Music

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Andrea Bocelli Easter concert in Milan, https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/04/watch-andrea-bocelli-easter-sunday-concert-video/

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Douglas Adams,The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

  • Good News

Milwaukee bakery/cafe sends box lunches to local hospitals, https://www.cbs58.com/news/miss-molly-s-cafe-owner-helps-community-while-keeping-business-afloat-amid-pandemic

  • Wonderful World

Virtual tour of Israel & Jerusalem, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp698Td0mXU

  • Sounds Good

Benny Goodman Live At Carnegie Hall

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Recycling plastic within hours, https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottsnowden/2020/04/11/new-enzyme-breaks-down-plastic-in-hours/#40ca045e4ef0

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Michael Altshuler, Time flies

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Gift cards for an entire town in Iowa, https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2020/04/03/anonymous-donor-sends-150-gift-cards-every-household-1-400-person-iowa-town-earlham/5113139002/

  • Wonderful World

Virtual tour of London, https://360.visitlondon.com/#

  • Sounds Good

Old Time Radio shows!

 

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Bar owner takes dollar bill decorations off restaurant walls to pay furloughed employees  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgia-bar-owner-removes-donates-money-to-staff-removes-3714-in-bills-from-walls-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

  • The Good Word

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on doing small things in a great way.

  • Good News

Koolulam & the “One Love” singalong in Jerusalem, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZzK29_V8jQ

  • Wonderful World

Trevi Fountain livecam, https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/lazio/roma/fontana-di-trevi.html

  • Sounds Good

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue album

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Teen creates free delivery service for elderly (https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2020/04/09/st-xavier-student-creates-website-grocery-delivery-during-pandemic/2972611001/

  • The Good Word

Mandy Hale on staying open to changes in plans

  • Good News

Miss England pageant winner cancels humanitarian travels and returns to NHS (https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-52219570)

  • Wonderful World

Tokyo Tower livecam, https://www.worldcams.tv/japan/tokyo/tower-panorama

  • Sounds Good

Fats Waller, “Handful of Keys”

Episode Notes

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COVID-19 Positive news Roundup

British pub donate meals to NHS workers (https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/keighleynews/18372297.pub-donates-meals-airedale/?ref=rss)

Tesco store donates microwave to stroke survivor

Minnesota State Representative Heather Edelson gets a social-distancing neighborhood 39th birthday parade

  • The Good Word

Joseph Campbell on Letting Go of Preconceptions

  • Good News

Lockdown in India reduces air pollution, revealing Himalayas to nearby Punjab region, https://www.newsweek.com/himalayas-indian-state-100-air-pollution-coronavirus-lockdown-1497058

  • Wonderful World

Machu Picchu virtual tour, https://www.youvisit.com/tour/machupicchu?pl=f

  • Sounds Good

Bob Marley, “One Love/People Get Ready”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Teenage pilot delivers supplies to rural hospitals, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/americas/coronavirus-covid-19-pilot-teenager-medical-supplies-flying-us-donations-hospitals-a9454091.html

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Poetry from Walt Whitman, Excerpt from “Song Of Myself”

  • Good News

Carriage drivers in Vienna deliver meals to elderly, https://www.barrons.com/news/seniors-get-horse-drawn-carriage-food-deliveries-in-vienna-neighbourhood-01586384414

  • Sounds Good

DEVO is underrated and misunderstood, “Beautiful World”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Magnetic brain therapy treatment for severe depression, https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/04/stanford-researchers-devise-treatment-that-relieved-depression-i/html

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A quote from Ella Fitzgerald on Perseverance

  • Good News

Irish PM re-registers as a doctor during COVID crisis, https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/06/828252726/irish-leader-returns-to-medicine-to-help-battle-covid-19-pandemic

  • Sounds Good

Ella Fitzgerald, “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Saving bookstores in Spain during COVID-19, https://www.positive.news/economics/good-business/a-novel-idea-the-plan-to-support-spains-bookshops-through-the-pandemic

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Poetry from Raymond Carver, “Happiness”

  • Good News

Madagascar to plant 60 million trees for anniversary, https://www.ecowatch.com/madagascar-tree-planting-2644879937.html

  • Sounds Good

Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven, “Potato Head Blues”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

MIT innovates a $100 ventilator, https://www.businessinsider.com/mit-emergency-ventilator-cheaper-design-plans-2020-3

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Poetry from Arthur Guiterman, “Routine”

  • Good News

Owners of a clingy cat create a false lap, https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/couple-tricks-their-clingy-cat-by-creating-a-fake-lap-for-her-to-sit-on/

  • Sounds Good

Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense” concert film

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Scent-tracking dogs in archaeology, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/dogs-show-nose-archaeology-sniffing-out-ancient-tombs

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Henry David Thoreau, excerpt from Walden “Where I Lived, and What I Lived For”

  • Good News

Marinatex, biodegradable plastic alternative, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/bioplastic-made-from-fish-scales-just-won-james-dyson-award-180973550/

  • Sounds Good

The Beatles, “Here Comes The Sun”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Cargo Airships, https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/varialift-airships-solar-powered-airship/

  • The Good Word

P.G. Wodehouse’s Code of the Woosters

  • Good News

First Zero-emissions town on Earth, https://www.easyvoyage.co.uk/travel-headlines/this-finnish-town-is-aiming-to-be-zero-waste-by-2050-88334

  • Sounds Good

Oscar Peterson and the album “Night Train”

Episode Notes

  • Good News

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INVe_1Eb5dw

  • The Good Word

Mister Rogers on Blessings

  • Good News

Dublin’s zero-emissions postal service, www.anpost.com/Media-Centre/News/Dublin-becomes-first-Capital-City-globally-with-ze

  • Sounds Good

Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW-7CqxhnAQ