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Three Uplifting Songs for Loving Life

Music can inspire us, comfort us, and cheer us up. If you want to live a life that’s bursting with joy, it helps to have upbeat songs for loving life on your playlist. To that end, I’m sharing three of my favorites that celebrate life.

Glen Miller: American Musical Icon

Glenn Miller was a revolutionary bandleader and an American patriot. He defined an era of America’s big band brilliance with beautiful melodies and irresistible energy. 

Five Great Life Lessons from the Music of Rush

Music can be a powerful tool for enriching our lives. It can bring us joy, or provide solace during tough times. It can inspire creativity and spark passion. Some music can also teach us valuable life lessons. This is the case with much of the work of the Canadian progressive rock band Rush.

Rush: My Gateway to Ayn Rand

How did you discover Ayn Rand? Whether you’re new to her work or have loved it for years, there are lots of ways to be introduced to it. Perhaps it was from discussions with family, friends, classmates, or on social media. Perhaps you saw film versions of her...

Two Inspiring Individualistic Songs to Live By

I’ve long known that in order to achieve happiness I had to pursue my own values and live by my own judgment. But I had moments of discouragement when I thought that my quest for happiness was doomed. I needed individualistic works of art to fuel me with hope,...

Unstoppable Momentum: The Music of Joe Satriani

When the fourteen-year-old Joe Satriani learned, during high school football practice in 1970, of the passing of his musical hero Jimi Hendrix, he walked over to the coach and quit to become a guitarist.  Over the next sixteen years, he taught guitar lessons,...