I've recently begun to volunteer to tutor English to local immigrants through the Project Literacy program at my town's library. I love it. My student Mohammed is from Morocco, speaks Arabic and enriches my life in so many ways. Project Literacy's annual picnic was almost rained out this year. Yes, it rained, but huddling beneath a gazebo's canopy, we mixed, mingled and sampled the potluck offerings from so many different cuisines. I met people (and sampled the dishes) from Turkey, Syria, Iran, Jordan, Moldavia, Ukraine...and this young man from Brazil, Anthony, who didn't seem to let the weather dampen his spirits one bit.