Hi friends, as the long cold nights of winter are upon us, I wish you warmth and happiness this holiday season. I, for one, hope to attend some of the excellent music performances going on in our county-- definitely want to catch Scottish fiddler Alastair Fraser at the Sebastopol Community Ctr, and The Christmas Carol musical at Spreckles that my friends and students are in, and I hope you'll come out to cheer on my choir kids as they perform at the Sebastopol Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec 5th. Also, I myself am performing Brazilian music with Sebastian Link at the French Garden on Dec 21st from 7-10pm-- come for a glass of vino on the cozy sofa by the fireplace while I sing you some bossas-- doesn't that sound perfect? If you're in the shopping mood instead, pre-registration for my winter music classes is now open, and I'm using an online back office for the first time-- woo hoo, I finally have a secretary! :-) Well, however you spend it, may there be the three essentials-- peace, love, and joy-- in your holiday.