glyph 526: philosophy . ayn rand . epicurus . peter saint-andré, stpeter ... happiness ... Rand: The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, We the Living ... Epicurus: Letters to Menoeceus, Principal Doctrines, Selected Fragments, Vatican Sayings ... Monadnock Valley Press
Two strangely and wonderfully compatible works, both by Peter Saint-André, sometimes found on the internet as "stpeter".
The Tao of Roark http://tao-of-roark.com
Millions of people have been inspired by The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand's story of architect Howard Roark and his epic struggle for creative freedom. Yet inspiration is not enough: you need a blueprint for turning that vision into a flourishing life of joy and reason and meaning. The Tao of Roark provides that blueprint.
Letters on Happiness: An Epicurean Dialoge http://stpeter.im/writings/epicurus/
These days Epicurus is assumed to be an unthinking hedonist, but perhaps there's more to him than I had realized. Among other things, he appears to have seen a strong link between friendship and happiness, so he wasn't exactly a self-absorbed narcissist.
"A Point Reached," posted 2013-04-03: Peter summarizes his thoughts and feelings on the completion of his work on Epicurus. He is now moving on to Nietzsche, Thoreau, and Aristotle...
Randian Reflections: a collection of essays related to Ayn Rand http://stpeter.im//writings/rand/
Peter Saint-André's site: http://stpeter.im
May 18, 2013; edited/updated November 26, 2015