Finally Hamilton has become cold enough to turn my thoughts to a much warmer place; Thailand. Right now Bangkok (see below for a winter scene) at somewhere between 60° and 90°F would feel pretty good to this old man. So Liz and I have now begun to start serious planning for our last trip to Thailand to see and say goodbye to our refugee friends.
Skyline of Bangkok as seen from Lumpini Park
Of course we are not supposed to actually do anything for BREF, that's reserved for other staff as part of a continuing orderly transition. In fact Chris Brackett will be going back sfter a hiatus of several years, to visit our projects and to advise the trustees on their needs and accomplishments, and his son Brian, already in Phuket, will travel to Mae Sot and other places to learn from his dad how we work. The transition is progressing.