Welcome to the HipHappy Times

In today’s crowded information world we all demand and deserve to be “entertained” while we are being “educated.”    Think Disney World and other themed environments.  There even is a name for it – called “Edu-tainment.” Think of this as your online comic book.  You will “Learn, Laugh and Love” as you get “Hip, Happy, High and Healthy.” You get the benefit of my 25 years as sociology professor, journalist, musician, and social change activist.

I consider this to be my manifesto honest and critical look at things that I believe are important.  These include ensuring we elect Barack Obama, legalize marijuana, and remember the great people who have left us valuable legacies.  I also offer support and recognition to those I love – especially animals and women!!  You will also find tributes to some of the most important people who are no longer with us.

In particular, this magazine will show you how to be hip (understand and care about the world and your own mind).  You will become happy as you learn the truth and understand that life is for fun – not drama.  You will learn to get high on life – as well as on marijuana.  Finally, I pass on important strategies for how to stay mentally and spiritually healthy – given the toxic nature of today’s society.

I love how the Internet allows us each to have a chance to be heard.  I have been a journalist for almost three decades.  So I am now the publisher, editor, and chief writer of “The HipHappy Times.” My approach is to conduct a “Web Safari” on a topic of interest.  I then copy all the text from articles written by recognized media outlets.

I distill out the essence so that you can learn, laugh and love lots!!  That is the secret to happiness.  When you are hip you know what is going on – both inside your wonderful mind and in the larger society.  Like Tim Russert, George Carlin, and many others (e.g., Janis, Jerry, Bob, and Woody,) I tell truth to power and challenge the establishment!!

Get High, Hip and Happy — Tell your friends.

Sure hope to get some feedback on all the writing I am doing here. Please share your ideas with others by posting comments to the articles I write. Then we will get a conversation started about the important issues.

If you have a question or comment that you want to share directly, you can either leave a comment here; or send me an e-mail to the following:

DrTomHoban AT Gmail DOT com

Simply remove the spaces and replace AT with @ and Dot with .

Hope to hear from you!!

Dr. Tom @ Your Service with a Smile!!


23 thoughts on “About

  1. William Read

    Dr Tom,
    My name is Will – i met you somewhere out there in the great wide open – you came to a gig of mine – the band was The Casual Fiasco. I just came across your site and wanted to say hello! I am excited to read up more on your site, and am psyched that there are still people spreading the hippie message (which i wish more folks fuckin listened to). Anyway, i hope all is well with you.

    Cheers from NYC
    -Will Read

  2. join us at the marijuanna march may 3 at rodney square this is our chance to legalize marijuanna in delaware the only president of 2008 tha wants to legalize pot will be there and there will be free things and it will hopefully result in a change in the laws aganst marijuanna but we all need to stand together if we want ne thing to change there will b no cops or narcs only potheads and smokers everyperson makes a difference80 percent of delaware that voted said yes it should be legal so if everyone does their part and shows up we will make a difference…..so please not for me but for yourself stand up for what is your costitutional right….if you want to go just show up on the dat at 12 noon ok or emaqil me
    thanks jon

  3. Maryellen Smith

    This song is just plain 80’s type hyper fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybOPJkUWWtQ

    You’ve probably heard this but I love it and think it’s very socially significant.


  4. hello Dr. tom so glad to see there are people like you out there. visit me on my space http://myspace.com/connie.sambrook. it’s good to know i am not alone. love your blog, keep up the great work…..later on , connie

  5. Carol Marshall


    I was just so glad I came upon this website. I really am glad that some people still believe that together we can make a change.

    I am older than I was in the sixties but I loved the way we thought back then and I know that we need that way of thinking now in these times more then ever.


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  7. annie

    Hi Dr Tom 🙂 I have seen you on plentyoffish for a long time now. I consider myself a hippy from way back when hahahaha. This is the first time i checked out your links. So i have subscribed to the first one. You have a mind boggling amount of information. You could become a hobby unto yourself just reading your many topics 🙂 You were one of my “viewed me” people. Thanks for viewing me lol 🙂 Ok handsome that’s enough for now .. off to see what else of yours i can subscribe to .. lol annie peace n love !

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