Food for Thought: A Mother’s Devotion

“In a hole in the ground there lived a man who passed a quiet, uneventful life in a community that greatly prized convention and respectability.” 

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Rockin’ to Reggae

Music, according to Dr. Diane Bales, “has a powerful effect on our emotions.” Dr. Bales, Associate Professor and Extension Human Development Specialist at the University of Georgia, claims that “[c]hildren who grow up listening to music develop strong music-related connections in the brain. Some of these music pathways actually affect the way we think. Listening to classical music seems to improve our spatial reasoning, at least for a short time. And learning to play an instrument may have an even longer effect on certain thinking skills.”