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Detroit: Day Ten. The heat index pushed close to the triple digits today, so we laid low and experimented with different configurations of fans, shades, and open and closed windows to manage air flow through four levels from basement to the top floor and keep the inside temps in the low 80s—without air conditioning—old school. It’s amazing how effective it can be. Reminded me of how my mother kept our home bearable in 100+ degree heat during Kansas summers.

The convenience of air conditioning is certainly wonderful. But when so few have it who truly need it coupled with the energy it consumes and the environmental consequences that ensue when so many who could get by without it indulge in it simply because they can—maybe the day is drawing nigh when we rethink our approach…

John Greenman sent the Global Rebirth team the text of a speech given on June 11, 2022 by Ralph Chapman, a retired legislator in Maine, titled, “I Am Concerned.” In my opinion, it opened up avenues for the “How’s The Weather?” initiative to engage a wider audience. Here’s how I worded that possibility in my response to the group:

In the spirit of interconnectedness in communication, listening, learning, building relationships, seeking solutions, and finding joy perhaps the upcoming “How’s The Weather?” newsletter could announce a developing “Global Rebirth” collaboration with Ralph Chapman. It would provide a powerful example of the kind of local actions people can take wherever they are that move the dial? And I agree with John that the way Ralph frames the situation and the path forward is “very accessible to a wider group,” — far more than suggesting people change their banks when many are literally “unbanked” and among the most vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change.


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We should all visit the sick. When they are in sorrow and suffering, it is a real help and benefit to have a friend come. Happiness is a great healer to those who are ill. In the East it is the custom to call upon the patient often and meet him individually. The people in the East show the utmost kindness and compassion to the sick and suffering. This has greater effect than the remedy itself. You must always have this thought of love and affection when you visit the ailing and afflicted. 1

  1. ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 204. [return]