• a black eye, a bilateral preorbital hematoma
  • roasted mushroom caps stuffed with sausage
  • River Oaks shopping center
  • steamboats on the Mississippi
  • the tea table
  • a propensity for hard work
  • traversing an ancient stone bridge
  • Alta Gracia, Argentina
  • identifying herbs
  • Distaff Day
  • cheeseburgers and lite beer
  • a barnyard full of animals
  • feeling so good to stretch muscles, make them work, and knowing they can
  • mixology, skill of mixing various drinks and ingredients to create cocktails

14,000 things to be happy about is a bestseller with over 1 million copies in print, celebrating all the little things in life. Without plot or rhyme, explanation or footnote, these entries conjure up the rich evocative effect of an epic poem, proving that the little things are what make life worth living. Watch for the new edition later in 2014.