It is still hot. Earlier today, it was almost one hundred degrees in the shade. As the sun was preparing to set, I looked from a hill in Fairmont Park to Center City, several miles away. I could see the buildings shimmering through the hazy air giving the sensation that the structures are made of jewels. If you are in a glider this is a great evening, but for those mortals on the ground, breathing was a chore. It is cooler now although it is hard to tell. I am sitting in the lawn section of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. The moon is over head as if a flashlight, held by an usher, is leading heavenly patrons to their seats. Itzhak Perlman is performing a Bruck Violin Concerto to the delight of the opening night audience.
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Steve Slepner has retired as editor of this excellent newsletter. Steve has helped guide Delaware Valley Mensa since the mid-1970's. I met him about ten years ago when I first came to the Philadelphia area. At that time, he was President of this group. He later became the Regional Vice Chair (RVC) and in the past year, Editor of Proteus. He has helped put together several Regional Gatherings and a couple of years ago, he helped with American Mensa’s greatest Annual Gathering yet.
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