[EAS] Happy Holidays!

Peter J. Kindlmann pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Sat Dec 23 22:31:21 EST 2006

Dear Friends and Colleagues -

My warmest wishes for a Happy Holidays!

Happiness is not an easy thing to come by these days, but I am 
encouraged by the cover of the year-end issue of The Economist, 
arrived today, with the bold headline
"Happiness (and how to measure it)" 

Let me make a small positive contribution of a different kind, by 
reviving the neglected positive side of all those unpaired negative 
words like ungainly, disgruntled and uncouth. The piece that does 
this most famously was in The New Yorker in 1994 
<http://paul.merton.ox.ac.uk/language/gruntled.html>. Enjoy.

And let me draw on the same Merton College, Oxford website for some 
simple seasonal ASCII illustrations 

Again, Happy Holidays!   --PJK

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