Saturday, September 14, 2013

What's Making Me Happy This Week (2)

Ready to hear what's making me happy this week?
Here we go:

Two MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) courses I'm taking online through Coursera.  I'm taking one called 9/11 And It's Aftermath and one called Think Again: How To Reason and Argue.  Coursera is a really cool site that links up a huge variety of MOOCs from various universities and offers them free of charge.  I cannot recommend it highly enough and I'm really enjoying both of these courses.  You can check it out by clicking here.

I've seen Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends documentaries before, but I've rediscovered them this weekend after reading The Call of the Weird last week.  Theroux is a British documentarian who traveled around the US making hour-length documentaries on various outsider cultures.  They aren't on Netflix or Hulu, but you can find them on YouTube.  This week I've watched Louis and the Nazis and A Place for Pedophiles (about a mental hospital where pedophiles are incarcerated indefinitely after serving prison sentences).

What's making you happy this week?

1 comment:

  1. Two things made me a bit happy this week:

    I turned in my revised verson of Relic Tech (my SF novel) to my publisher for final edits.

    Also, my younger daughter earned her brown belt with a white stripe (Shotokan Karate). Both my wife and older daughter earned their black belts this summmer and past spring.