Margi & I traveled to Ramallah, West Bank the week before Christmas. Margi sings in the Worcester Chorus and some members of which were invited to sing in a Baroque music festival sponsored by the local Al-Kamandjati Music School. Holy Cross College faculty member Peter Sulski is a Director of the Festival and works with the school which provides Palestinian youth with cultural opportunities. It would be wonderful if Al –
Kamandjati could someday partner with arts programs at Kings Academy in Jordan.
In mid -January we hosted Steven Kang, who had been our guide in Dunhuang China. He is now running a travel company and plans student/school trips so I drove him over to visit Deerfield to meet with faculty who might have an interest. Never having traveled outside China nor visited a preparatory school he was most impressed by Deerfield’s students,faculty, facilities and programs.
I have been kept busy as Of Counsel at Bowditch & Dewey, and currently serve as President of Worcester’s Mechanics Hall, renowned for its acoustics (see www.mechanicshall.org;) . I also serve on the National Area Council Committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, representing the area councils of Massachusetts and Northern New England.
So life is full and interesting! And I still enjoy visits to Deerfield, which has progressed so well.
Erwin Miller (Dusty)