I've started exploring my travel options for Everyday Peacemakers. There's a lot of travel required to finish researching for this book.
OFF THE RECORD: I don't really love flying. In fact, I intensely dislike it, but it's a means to an end.
So I'd like to begin in Costa Rica, where I'll meet with Rita Marie and her colleagues. More importantly, I'll get to see her work up close. We've spoken over the phone. Rita Marie is remarkably forthcoming about personal events in her life that motivate her to work for peace. The TX native founded two non-profit organizations in Costa Rica to teach kids & adults peacemaking methods. She swears by the program, and I want to see it in action.
Also, I want to feel what it's like to be in a nation with no military. Can you imagine?
Thanks for dreaming with me. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, we'll all be able to hold a book called Everyday Peacemakers in our hands, sit in our favorite comfy spot with a cup of tea or cocoa, and read about Rita Marie.