From the Editor
Ah, summer! Still a season to savor, even in these contentious times. Maybe especially in these contentious times. So bask on the beach, bake under the sun (metaphorically speaking—don’t forget the sunscreen!), and treat yourself to some great beach reading in this issue.
For example, speaking of the beach and the sun…maybe a beach umbrella would be a good idea? Rich Barnett tells us all about those on page 32—it’s a fun (and informative) read. And National Ice Cream Day (July 17) is nearly upon us. Many of our readers shared with us their plans to celebrate (Pop the Question). We’re especially envious of the ones who will celebrate it in Denali National Park—I mean, wow!
Figure you should have something more substantial (even nutritious?) to go with the ice cream? Michael Gilles reports in on community supported agriculture—CSAs—which offer an appealing alternative to the grocery store produce aisle. Ed Castelli has an idea: grilled sticky shrimp. And Eric Wahl not only recommends adding some blueberry bushes to our landscapes, but also offers up a great way to use the resultant bounty. (His cookies might make a great accompaniment to that ice cream….)
Maybe summer means outdoor fun to you? Pattie Cinelli introduces us to the joys of paddling a Hawaiian outrigger canoe—a pleasure she once enjoyed in Honolulu that is now available locally. And Robert Dominic reports on the AIDS Lifecyle 2022 event—cycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles (545 miles) in just a week’s time—yikes!
CAMP Rehoboth has some big news of its own this issue: there’s a new Interim Director, Lisa Evans, in place at CAMP. You can get to know her better on pages four and 10. And see Wes Combs’ President’s View for a quick intro to CAMP’s new Development Manager, Laurie Thompson. (More on her in a future issue—she just arrived on site a few days ago.)
Last issue, we met two wonderful CAMP Couples; this month, we meet two more. One couple are long-term, Founders’ Circle members; the other, very new members of CAMP—and also new arrivals to this area. The visibility of the LGBTQ+ community was one of the factors they considered in moving here with their two young children. Read all about both couples on page 18.
There’s all this—and lots more—to enjoy in this issue. We’re glad you’re here at the beach; even “gladder” you picked up a copy of Letters. If you have story ideas or topics you’d like to see us cover—please reach out to me at email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you. ▼