Music may have been the redeeming feature of 2020

It’s our 6th annual music blog, it seems like years since the 5th. In the middle of the global pandemic, we found some fantastic music among the recorded works of 2020. And in the absence of live shows, there was a new phenomenon,…

Finding the joy in choosing my Top 10 songs

In the summer of 2020, my local radio station - WXPN - announced that they were reviving an idea from 2004 where their listeners voted for the 885 greatest songs - the 885 representing their place on the radio dial, 88.5. This time they were…

‘When the world falls apart some things stay in place’

The lyric from the Billy Bragg song, ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’ could easily be a summary of how the world feels right now. For me, one of the things that stays in place is the value of music. The connection can be more than its brain altering…
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2019 – music as a source of happiness, healing and creativity

So, here it is my 5th annual music blog - especially for the many people I’ve heard from about my previous music lists.  As usual with more exploration, I discovered that 2019 had so much more to offer from artists familiar…
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Finding Authentic Happiness

Many of us are looking for ways to find authentic happiness, whether consciously or unconsciously.  If that’s you, I want to introduce (maybe re-introduce) one of my favorite models of happiness and well-being (it’s identified as PERMA).…