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Music and Happiness is changing radically in 2016. We will no longer be sending out notices of new posts to Subscribers.  In fact, we are deleting our Subscriber List. This website will remain online, and you can still contact us here … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming, and Not a Moment Too Soon

This sign made us smile while we waited in a long line at the car wash recently. ___________________________________ Another snow day. It’s been a rough winter here in the Northeastern US. We wonder if our Butterfly Bush will survive the … Continue reading

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The Fountain of Youth

One of the more inspiring ways different generations can bond through music is described in this post. Research tells us that positive inter-generational connections are important for our well being. Here is an exciting example of one way to create … Continue reading

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George Gershwin: “Stairway to Paradise”

From Josh: I am having a ball these days teaching a course, for mature adults, on George Gershwin for the Lifetime Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. The many people in my class are so engaged that they give … Continue reading

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A Poignant Tribute

Early in the morning of Friday, August 15, 2014, less than a week after the fatal shooting the previous Saturday of African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri, rapper J. Cole ( Jermaine Lamarr Cole) posted his tribute song “Be … Continue reading

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Alive Inside: Music and Memory

We recently saw a documentary film that is just opening now, so we want to call it to your attention. As you will read below, the film–Alive Inside–is quite novel and inspiring. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Memory is the measure of who we are … Continue reading

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Music and the Scientific Mind

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing an engineer who, at 75, is a model of what it means to be intellectually vigorous and fully engaged as we grow older. He considers himself to be only semi-retired because he continues … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Music

We didn’t personally interview the people we’ll tell you about here, but their stories–in their own words– seem especially appropriate  as we welcome the coming of spring after a long, hard winter. They also highlight the mysterious ability music has … Continue reading

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What Music Helps You With Your Life’s Stresses?

Whenever we see music described as “just” a stress-reliever, we tend to bristle at the dismissive tone of the comment.  It betrays a lack of understanding and appreciation of music’s value. On the other hand, music can be a real … Continue reading

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