Elana Weiner '11 recently visited Wheaton and shared this update. "It's wonderful to be a Philosopher in the desert! After graduation, I decided to spend five months living and studying permaculture on Kibbutz Lotan in the Arava desert of southern Israel. The kibbutz's library happened to be located in one of the bomb shelters. One day while looking through the books, I found Plato. It's funny how he pops up everywhere. Finding Plato was exactly what I needed. There is nothing like reading the Apology in the backdrop of the Edom Mountains, with sand under your feet, and surrounded by the immediacy of nature."