Six weeks of a Christmas break is finally over and Joel is in a plane somewhere between Monument and Boston. How fun to have him home, daily playing his music, composing new pieces, and setting up new play lists for me for my ipod. I found some new composers that I have on my pandora. Ralph Von Williams, Alexandre Desplat and others are new favorites. In light of having music playing all the time and lifting our spirits, I found a great article about how much it cultivates intelligence and other articles talked about health and well being and calmness in children and so much more. Enjoy this article and turn on beautiful music this weekend.