For a Philadelphia June day this cool, coat grabbing weather is unusual. June is the official startof summer here, a time for short sleeves and the occasional sweltering heat that makes thebeach a welcome destination. This cool, cool weather reminds me of July in Paraguay. July is
the Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, a time for light coats, morning and evening chills and
crisp sunny days.
Speaking of Paraguay, it is a good time to let people know how the preparations are going for
the upcoming 2 nd Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project. Our work in part will take place in
the community of Feurte Olimpo which rests on the banks of the Paraguay River a two hour
Refreshing reminders of Spring touch our senses and re-open a closet full of hopes and dreams. Such can be the magic of Spring, unique with growth and a life force so vital it breaks through the Earth, giving birth to flowers, fauna, and a colored carpet of beauty.
From my perspective, Spring also serves as a time for preparing for Summer. I like my Summers to be filled with international adventures, discovery, sharing, and the noises of activity. Summer is a time for living life to the fullest; for joy enriched; a time clustered with laughter and friendships, old and new. In preparation for Summer, I would like to offer my friends and future friends a chance to consider, prepare, and act on a great opportu...