I much enjoyed, while at Arcosanti helping Paolo to edit his writing, using personal time to find "lost" alumni, reaching out to find out what they were doing, to re-connect.
That was some10 years ago. I've continued soldiering on, still wanting to find out where arconauts are, hear what's happening with them.
They all matter. Yes, they do.
Keeping abreast with those I've met face-to-face or with whom I've worked got a bit easier as the world got ever more web-wired. I like that it's quite magical, sometimes, cyberspace.
But even so, it had been way long since I'd corresponded with Chia Chia in Singapore, so Ron and Vonny's intention to visit there was a perfect excuse to make up for lost time. Putting them all together, not only do I get some idea as to what Chia Chia has been doing (which is marvelous: see website link below), I'm of the opinion that arconauts making a positive connection may lead to - who knows?
So, gentle readers (as Miss Manners used to say), if you haven't yet inscribed yourself onto the ArcosantiAlumniNetwork.org signin, allow me to encourage you to do so ASAP, and please rattle (gently, of course) the cages of other arconauts you know, in the wide, wide world we live in, to get them to do the same.
The sounder the connections we all make, the more we do, the more we may be of benefit; the more we are of benefit, the better for all. Right?