Greetings but yet again friends, and welcome back to another edition of Bright Spots, your friendly Geophysics spotlighter. Last time this column came to you via the hard work of a band of Associate Editors (AE) of Geophysics. They spotlighted the articles. This month we feature both AE and my choices. I hope our choices motivate you to immerse yourself in the originals and their friends in the January-February 2011 issue. It will be worth the effort. Remember, learning is not just a selfish effort; it includes absorbing the sunshine of others' successes. Thanks to all.