“Isn’t it exciting to be back on the farm!” exclaims Joe, of the Emile Community farm, as we pull the bus through the derelict gate leading to the garden. A few days spent pulling weeds, tossing seeds, and setting up sprinklers in the Texas sun, provides ample time for meditation in the great outdoors of the fifth ward in Houston. Although there is always more work to be done than people to do the work, it’s thrilling to see the community taking an interest and strangers becoming friends over mustard greens and okra. Dinner and drinks with the motley crew at the Last Concert Cafe (a farm favorite) topped off the short visit. Venturing outside the garden gate, the Body Worlds exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science offered an intriguing look at the human body from under the skin. We also visited the Rothko Chapel, featuring paintings by American Abstract Expressionist artist Mark Rothko, as well as the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, beautifully displaying thirteenth century frescoes retrieved from the dome and the apse of a small Byzantine Chapel in Cyprus. The Transit Antenna crew is now en route to the Grand Canyon.