Neon Art in Station Gallery

Warming My hART to Happiness

My icy attitude towards the ‘burbs began to melt one wintery Friday evening as I stepped into the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for the first time. I had heard that there was a nice gallery in downtown Oshawa, but I didn’t really believe it. (Okaaay, city snob.) What brought Wes, my husband, and I to the…

Fiesta Week: Eat, Drink, Be Happy

I am completely stuffed. For $12 we just indulged in a lunch for two of homemade cabbage rolls, pierogies, and coleslaw salad.  When I left the Poznan Pavilion with my Polish meal of starchy-goodness, the line went up the stairs and out the door. There was an air of excitement in the room and on…

Cover of Happy City by Charles Montgomery

Our Mayors of Happy

“There is a myth, sometimes widespread, that a person need only do inner work, in order to be alive like this; that a man is entirely responsible for his own problems; and that to cure himself, he need only change himself. . .The fact is, a person is so far formed by his surroundings, that…