N.B. global frame of reference -
Music, Literature, the Visual Arts, Landscape, Current Affairs.
A special emphasis on Dorset and Greece, plus other countries where I've lived and worked (and others which I visit regularly or know well) - Jim.
International Day of Happiness, March 20, 2017 - "A profound shift
in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising
that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing,
not just growing the economy. March 20 has been established
as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193
United Nations member states have adopted a resolution
calling for happiness to be given greater priority.
First ever UN conference on Happiness and wellbeing
In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution
which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal”
and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced
approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness
and well-being of all peoples”. In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN
General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed
that the International Day of Happiness would be observed
every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013".
Author of "Corfu Blues", "The Ionian Islands and Epirus, A Cultural History" (2010), co-editor of "Swedish Reflections, from Beowulf to Bergman"; and "Dorset Voices" (Roving Press, April 2012). Chapter in "Greece and Britain Since 1945" (2010). Two chapters in "The Ionian Islands: Aspects of their History and Culture", ed. Anthony Hirst and Patrick Sammon, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
3) "Grockles and Locals: Mutual Perceptions and the Reciprocal Gaze" Corfu Case Study (40 page chapter for US book,"Travel, Tourism and Identity", Transaction Publishers, ed Gabriel Ricci, April 30, 2015).
*Current research/book projects, 1) "ART AND THE DORSET LANDSCAPE"
2) "The Attempted Subversion of Albania,Operation VALUABLE & BGFIEND, 1949: The Corfu Connection".
NB - The author of Corfu Blues is not responsible for the content of links or external sites.