April 19, 2017
Philip R. Mitchell, a teacher, counselor, marathon runner, and cyclist who most of all enjoys spending time with his family, has completed his new book “Everything Happens for the Best: A Cross-Cultural Romance During the Early Years of the Peace Corps”: the adventurous and romantic story of the author’s determination to service his country, his fateful encounter with the love of his life, and the lengths the two lovers would go to conquer the time and distance between them while he taught in Ecuador.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Philip R. Mitchell’s heartfelt tale details the courtship and passion of Phil and Beatriz, whose paths in life diverge for an agonizing two years before coming together once again.
On a warm August evening, Philip drove his ’56 Chevy down Interstate 96 heading for home. He had completed the last of the coursework required for his college degree and as his headlights brightened the road ahead, he felt he was at a boundary separating stages of his life: college and work. Two emotions surfaced for him—appreciation and disgust.
He thought about the education he was completing. From kindergarten through high school and college, he benefited from public education. He had worked hard to learn and earn for college expenses but still felt gratitude for the costs borne by taxpaying citizens. He wanted to give back with some form of community service. The advice of President Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country,” gave him the direction he sought. He would apply to become a Peace Corps volunteer, where his training as a math teacher surely would be needed.
Peace Corps training at UCLA was more rigorous than he’d imagined. It was like cramming a college education into four months. It was made even more difficult by his falling in love with his Spanish-speaking language assistant shortly after he began preparing to teach in Ecuador. Beatriz was just what he had visualized as a life companion.
What follows is a pair of journeys over two years as these lovers try to find a way to maintain and enhance their desires over thirty-five hundred miles and countless cultural barriers that seemed to say “no” at every turn.
Readers who wish to experience this romantic work can purchase“Everything Happens for the Best: A Cross-Cultural Romance During the Early Years of the Peace Corps” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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